Test 10

Study the definitions of the English idioms. Insert a corresponding idiom into the sentence. Pay attention to the translation of the English idioms into Russian. Translate the sentences into Russian. Make up your own sentences in Russian for your groupmates to translate in class. 

1. An outcast.

I haven’t seen my uncle since I was a child, because he isn’t in contact with my parents. He’s the ... of the family.

2. Formal dress in which men wear black bow ties and dinner jackets or tuxedos and women wear formal, usually floor-length dresses.

The film star’s wedding was .... It was a glamorous affair that I’ll never forget.

3. To boast or brag.

Keith lets everyone know that the boss is going to make him the new assistant manager. He likes to ....

4. To become suddenly very angry.

When Emily’s father saw the damage she had done to the family car, he ....

5. Renowned.

The president assembled a ... panel of experts to study the problem.

6. To confront or hold someone responsible for some misdeed.

The student tried to make the teacher think that his report was original, but the teacher knew it wasn’t, and ....

7. To be in control or to give orders.

In this classroom, the teacher is in control. The teacher ..., not the students.

8. To be in love with someone, usually someone who does not love in return.

Sara will never remarry. She will always ... for Henry.

9. To take on work or responsibility in order to keep a project moving forward.

We need more people to help get this work done on time. Are you going to sit there and do nothing or are you going to help ...?

10. A reversal of attitude.

Karen told her boss that she planned to leave the company, but after the boss offered her a pay raise, she had a ... and agreed to stay.

blow (one’s) own horn
black sheep
change of heart
carry the ball
call the shots
carry a torch (for someone)
call (someone) on the carpet
blow (one’s) stack
black tie
blue ribbon