Talking about Feelings 1 Quiz 

Level: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate
Quiz time: about 5 minutes

Correct the mistakes in these idioms. (Rewrite the entire sentence - Sorry 🙂 )

The child was thrilled for bits to have her photo in the paper.

I felt as if I was floating in air as I ran down the hill into her arms.

Why does Marti look so out of sort today?

Don't make such a fuss. It's not the finish of the world!

Your telephone call has really done my day!

Jill said she was on cloud seven and Jack agreed that he was in ninth heaven.

Why does Mark always have to be such a miserable guts?

Stereotypically, happy footballers say that they are over the sun.

Answer these questions. (Answers will vary, so I'm only including sample answers, and it's nearly impossible to guess what I exactly wrote in the answer, but forget about the grade here, we're here to learn, right 🙂 )

Would a piece of good news or a piece of bad news be more likely to make your day?

If you got top marks in an exam, would you feel down in the dumps?

Are people more likely to get a kick out of hot-air ballooning or cleaning their boots?

Do you have to grin and bear it when you are happy or unhappy about something that has happened?

If you are at someone's birthday party, what would be more likely to put a damper on the event - news of the illness of a close friend or a heavy shower of rain?

Do people usually enjoy or not enjoy being in the company of a misery guts?

You have a beautiful new sports car that a colleague is rather envious of. What is your colleague more likely to say out of sour grapes? 'I love its green color!' or 'Of course, that model is very unreliable!'

A damper is literally a thing put on piano strings to make the sound less loud. How does knowing this help you to understand the idiom using the word damper?

Do you notice anything that a number of the images in the happiness idioms have in common?

Complete each of these idioms.

Ethan has had it up to ______ with his work.

It's horrible living with two people who are not on speaking ______.

Joel is ______ your blood now he knows it was you who told the police.

The demonstrators are furious and ______ for blood.

Your father will throw a ______ if you go out dressed like that.

The baby hardly sleeps at night and her mother is at her ______ end.

Correct eight mistakes in this paragraph. (Rewrite the entire paragraph with the corrected words)

Yesterday I had terrible toothache. It hurt a lot and I guess that's why I was in a bad temper all day. Everything anyone said seemed to put the back up and, in the end, I threw a fuse with the person I share my office with. Even when I'm in a good mood, she sends me up the twist with her constant chatter and yesterday I had had it off to here with her after only ten minutes. I really gave her an eyeful and the result is that we are no longer in speaking terms. I know I'll have to apologize for doing my nuts like that, but perhaps I'll wait a while. It's much easier to work when she isn't talking to me! Perhaps I should give her a peace of my mind more often.

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