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Articles and idioms - Elementary

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Articles (the;an;a) can often cause a lot of frustration. See how spot-on you are by matching them to these everyday idioms.  How well do you know these idioms. Do you have the same ones in your language?

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Submitted by Jozua van der Lugt. Teacher at EC Cape Town English language school

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  • Idiom 1: apple ….
  • day keeps….
  • doctor away. Stay healthy!
  • Idiom 2: She's apple of her father's eye. This makes her sister quite jealous.
  • Idiom 3: He is so much like his father. apple doesn't fall far…
  • …from tree.
  • Idiom 4: friend in need is…
  • friend indeed. You can always rely on them when you need help.
  • Idiom 5:He let cat out of…
  • …. bag by telling her about the surprise birthday party she was going to receive.
  • Idiom 6: It's not very expensive. It won't cost you arm…
  • …and leg.
  • Idiom 7: Be thankful for what you get. Don't look gift horse….
  • …. in mouth.
  • Idiom 8: The teacher was very supportive of her students. She really went extra mile for them.
  • Idiom 9: He hit nail on…
  • Idiom 10: Keep eye on him. He mustn't get away.