Saturday, 30 January 2010

Ready for CAE p 77. Idioms with "Mind". Extra Speaking

Ready for CAE Ss p 77. Idioms With Mind. Extra Speaking

Vocabulary Exercise:

Match the following idioms with the definitions 1 to 10.


- To speak your mind

- To cross your mind

- To mind your own business

- To be in two minds about something

- To be bored out of your mind

- To make your mind up

- To change your mind

- Out of sight, out of mind

- To give sby a piece of your mind

- To bear / to keep in mind



1. To decide.

2. To be extremely bored.

3. To remember a piece of information when you are making a decision or thinking about a matter.

4. To say what you think about something very directly.

5. To form a new opinion or make a new decision about something which is different from your old one.

6. To think of something.

7. To be unable to decide about something.

8. To speak angrily to someone about something they have done wrong.

9. Said to emphasize that when something or someone cannot be seen, it is easy to forget them.

10. Used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private.



KEY

- To speak your mind: 4.

- To cross your mind: 6.

- To mind your own business: 10.

- To be in two minds about something: 7.

- To be bored out of your mind: 2.

- To make your mind up: 1.

- To change your mind: 5.

- Out of sight, out of mind: 9.

- To give sby a piece of your mind: 8. E.g. I've had enough from John. I'm going to give him a piece of my mind. Sally, stop it, or I'll give you a piece of my mind.

- To bear / to keep in mind: 3.

Finally, you can also listen to the song If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot and fill in the gaps.

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