Conditionals
Synonyms
Idioms
Trivia
Phrasal verbs
100

If John were older, he ______________________ Susan. (MARRY)

If John were older, he would marry Susan. (MARRY)

100

prohibit

ban

100

leave somebody holding the baby.


  • If someone is left holding the baby, they are made responsible for a problem that others don't want to deal with.
100

In a bingo game, which number is represented by the phrase “two little ducks”?

Answer: 22

100

Can you __________ (think of an idea) a better idea?

Can you come up with a better idea?

200

If his mother _________________________ to send the letter, the headmaster would have received it in time. (NOT FORGET)

If his mother hadn’t forgotten to send the letter, the headmaster would have received it in time. (NOT FORGET)

200

require


need

200

back to the salt mines


  • Saying that you have to go back to the salt mines is a humorous way of talking about returning to work, usually with some reluctance.
200

In which European city would you find Orly airport?

Answer: Paris

200

She ________ (showed / mentioned) that the shops would already be closed.

She pointed out that the shops would already be closed.

300

If the computer breaks down, I ______________________ what to do. (NOT KNOW)

If the computer breaks down, I won’t know what to do. (NOT KNOW)

300

nearly


almost

300

jack of all trades


  • A jack of all trades is a person who can do many different things but is not very good at any one of them.
300

The only known monotremes in the animal kingdom are the echidna and which other creature?

Answer: The platypus

300

A performance ________ (is happening) at the moment.

A performance is going on at the moment.

400

If you _______ the bell, someone will answer it. (RING)

If you ring the bell, someone will answer it. (RING)

400

important


significant

400

jog someone's memory


  • When you help someone to remember something they have forgotten, you jog their memory.
400

Which country consumes the most chocolate per capita?

Answer: Switzerland

400

I thought the conference was going to be boring but it _________(in the end we discovered) to be quite useful

I thought the conference was going to be boring but it turned out to be quite useful.

500

The students _______ their exams if they had studied harder. (PASS)

The students would have passed their exams if they had studied harder. (PASS)

500

occur


happen

500

jump to conclusions


  • A person who jumps to conclusions reaches a decision or makes a judgement too fast, before taking the time to check out all the facts.
500

What is the tallest breed of dog in the world?

Answer: The Great Dane

500

I really want to ________ (leave a building) of this office and go for a walk.

I really want to get out of this office and go for a walk

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