January 25, 2017

Хичээл 3

Хичээл 3 – Idioms 3

take a break stop working for a short tune You look a litlle tired. Why don’t you take a break and finish your homework later?
take a lot of nerve require a lot of courage “My brother is going to invest all his savings in a new business venture.” “That takes a lot of nerve. I’d be afraid to take a risk like that.”
take a lot out of (someone) be hard on someone; drain energy from someone “So you ran in that 10-kilometer race?” “Yes, but it took a lot out of me. I can hardly move.”
take advantage of utilize; make use of; exploit “My new roommate is from Italy.” “You should take advantage of this opportunity to learn some Italian.”
take after resemble; look like (especially an older relative) “Do you take after your mother or father?” “I don’t think I look much like either one of them.”
take apart disassemble Earl had no trouble taking apart the engine on the lawn mower, but then he couldn’t pul it back together.
take it easy relax; calm down “I’m nervous about my interview.” ” Take it easy. You’ll make a better impression if you’re relaxed.”

Exercise: Fill in the blanks in the sentences or dialogs with idioms from the above list. There will be one word per blank. It may be necessary to change the verb forms in order for the sentence to be grammatically correct.

  1. “Do you ___ ___ your mother or father?” “I don’t think I look much like either one of them.”

take after take apart

  1. Earl had no trouble ___ ___ the engine on the lawn mower, but then he couldn’t pul it back together.

take after take apart

  1. You look a litlle tired. Why don’t you ___ ___ ___ and finish your homework later?

take a break take a lot of nerve take a lot out of (someone)
take advantage of take it easy

  1. “My brother is going to invest all his savings in a new business venture.” “That ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ . I’d be afraid to take a risk like that.”

take a break take a lot of nerve take a lot out of (someone)
take advantage of take it easy

  1. “I’m nervous about my interview.” “___ ___ ___ . You’ll make a better impression if you’re relaxed.”

take a break take a lot of nerve take a lot out of (someone)
take advantage of take it easy

  1. “My new roommate is from Italy.” “You should ___ ___ ___ this opportunity to learn some Italian.”

take a break take a lot of nerve take a lot out of (someone)
take advantage of take it easy

  1. “So you ran in that 10-kilometer race?” “Yes, but it ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ me. I can hardly move.”

take a break take a lot of nerve take a lot out of (someone)
take advantage of take it easy

ANSWER

  1. “Do you take after your mother or father?” “I don’t think I look much like either one of them.” QUESTION 5
  2. “I’m nervous about my interview.” ” Take it easy. You’ll make a better impression if you’re relaxed.” QUESTION 16
  3. Earl had no trouble taking apart the engine on the lawn mower, but then he couldn’t pul it back together. QUESTION 6

    19. “So you ran in that 10-kilometer race?” “Yes, but it took a lot out of me. I can hardly move.” QUESTION 4

    9. “My brother is going to invest all his savings in a new business venture.” “That takes a lot of nerve. I’d be afraid to take a risk like that.” QUESTION 13

  4. “My new roommate is from Italy.” “You should take advantage of this opportunity to learn some Italian.” QUESTION 19

    6. You look a litlle tired. Why don’t you take a break and finish your homework later? QUESTION