Englishtest

  • Level: Advanced (CAE/C1)
  • Topic/s: CAE Idioms
  • Number of questions: 10

1. Buying the furniture before the house is even built would be putting the cart before the ....... . We should wait until it's finished.
HORSES
DOGS
DONKEYS
OXEN
hint: Do things in the wrong order.
2. Celebrities often live their lives in the ...... lane , and unfortunately, some of them die young.
HIGH
QUICK
SLOW
FAST
hint: Live exciting and often dangerous lives.
3. With the job losses in the area, many families are ........ on the breadline, so it's hard for them to make ends meet.
LIVING
SLEEPING
RUNNING
SHOPPING
hint: When you find it hard to have enough money to live.
4. It both countries want to reach an agreement, they will have to ease tensions first because it takes two to ....... .
TWIST
TANGO
ROCK
SWING
hint: Two people are necessary for an action to take place.
5. How can Andy lead such luxury lifestyle? He's not known to have any job or source of income. I suppose his dad must foot the ....... for all this.
BILL
WALLET
INVOCE
ACCOUNT
hint: Pay for the expenses.
6. Amanda is burned out. She's been at the end of her ....... for weeks now. She really needs to find a different job.
ROAD
DAY
TRADES
TETHER
hint: Feeilng exasprated, unable to take it anymore.
7. Our landlady is not going to lower the rental price, I'm afraid. I guess we'll have to bite the ....... and keep paying.
STICK
BULLET
STRAW
FINGER
hint: Accept something unpleasant.
8. Don't even mention the deadline we missed to hand in the project. You would be adding fuel to the ........
FIRE
PYRE
MEETING
EXPLOSION
hint: Make the situation worse.
9. Daisies and daffodils are both beautiful flowers and yet as different as ....... and cheese.
CHOCOLATE
CHALK
CHILL
CHIPS
hint: Completely different.
10. Messi is such an amazing player. No other footballer can ....... a candle to him on the pitch.
BRING
TAKE
GIVE
HOLD
hint: Not nearly as good as someone.
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