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Organise the sentence and complete the missing idiom or collocation

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100

We have ___ ____ ____ time to finish the exam.

RUN OUT OF

We have run out of time to finish the exam

100

I can´t be ______ to do my homework this evening

A. allowed  B.bothered  C.held   D. called

B. bothered

I can´t be bothered to do my homework this evening

Not be bothered (infinitive) – not fancy

100

but / I / I / out / changed / going/ was / now. / have / mind / go / to / my

I was going to go out but I have changed my mind now.

Change your mind – adapt your viewpoint

100

mental / At ____ ____, / his / found out / still / hadn't / about / problems. / I

At that time, I still hadn´t found out about his mental problems.

At that time ñ Then

100

show its value over a long period

Stand the test of time

I reckon the internet will stand the test of time.

200

_____ ______ you told me the news, I can´t think about anything else.

Ever since you told me the news, I can´t think about anything else.

Ever since – from that point

200

You ought to ______ yourself for any issues that might come up.

A. think   B. calm  C. brace  D commit

You ought to brace yourself for any issues that might come up.

Brace yourself for – be prepared

200

getting / law / at /I / job / regret/ firm / not/ the / the

I regret not getting the job at the law firm.

Regret (not) + ing – feel sorry for

200


As __ _____, / late / show/ / act. / missed / for / were / first / the / we / and / the

As a result, we were late for the show and missed the first act.

As a result – in the end

200

From now on

For a long time to come – from now on

I think you shall enjoy your life here for a long time to come.

300

When I have kids, I´d love to live ___ ____ ____ of the city

When I have kids, I´d love to live on the outskirts of the city

On the outskirts – in the suburbs

300

Before we begin you need to ____ yourself together and be ready to start

A. pull  B. play  C. call  D. put

Before we begin you need to pull yourself together and be ready to start.

Pull yourself together – focus on something

300

to / don´t / happen / change / again / habits / your / try / bound / you / to /  if / is  / It

It is bound to happen again if you don´t try to change your habits.

Be bound (infinitive) – be likely

300

/All __ ___, / had / planned. / went / been / as / meeting / the

All in all, the meeting went as had been planned.

All in all – on balance

300

In the best moment

At its height – in the best moment

At its height the American economy was one of the most successful of all time.

400

Although they are divorced, they are still on ____ _______

Although they are divorced, they are still on good terms.

Be on good terms with – get on well with

400

__ _______, people take about 4 months to prepare for the exam.

A. On average  B. In average   C. On proportion  D. In proportion

A. ON AVERAGE

On average – as a norm

400

weather, / of / the / trip / shall / On / be / account / cancelled. / the

On account of the weather, the trip shall be cancelled.

On account of – owing to / due to

400

 USA? / of / coast / the / travelling / the / west / to / Is ___ _____/

Is it worth travelling to the west coast of the USA?

Be worth + ing – deserve the effort

400

Take into consideration

We ought to bear in mind the deadline when making our plan of action.

Bear in mind – take into consideration

500

I find it hard to _____ ____ ____ on such a low salary.

MAKE ENDS MEET

I find it hard to make ends meet on such a low salary.

500

Electric cars are in ______ demand nowadays

A. big  B. close C.great D. bigger

Electric cars are in great demand nowadays

Be in demand – be popular

500

me / the / chance. / willing / you / again / to / if / I / give / am / try

I am willing to try again if you give me the chance.

Be willing (infinitive) – want to


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company / changes. / huge / is / The / _________/

The company is undergoing huge changes

Undergo a change – experience a change

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To reveal information about something


TO SHED SOME LIGHT

I hope that this new information sheds some light on the situation.

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