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How much do you know about the spoken English Language?

Try these tests, just to see how you do. In reality every time someone talks to you it is a test of 'do you understand or not'. Relaxed regular study of SayAgain will greatly speed up your spoken English comprehension.

For each test the question order is randomly selected, so the same question may come up again. Good - that is what happens in real life. Answer all the questions, and if you don't know the answer - guess! Who cares. By learning from your mistakes, you're making progress.

1)   Which of the following means 'to be embarrassed'?
  Worked his socks off
Copper bottomed
Felt a right nana
Salted away
 
2)   Which of the following means 'a reliable person'?
  On the warpath
Jobe's comforter
Whistle-stop tour
Diamond geezer
 
3)   'Bent over backwards' means?
  Everything Effort Pain New start
 
4)   Which of the following means 'a type of motor car'?
  Hot hatch
Nosey Parker
That old trick
Blower
 
5)   'All smoke and mirrors' means?
  Deceit Died Easy victory lost
 
6)   'Fouled up' means?
  Finish Hangover Temporary event Failed
 
7)   'Tearing his hair out' means?
  Repetitive Frustration Help Dominate
 
8)   'Changed his tune' means?
  Zero Change mind Laugh Good
 
9)   'Blew a fuse' means?
  Angry Calm down Boredom Genuine
 
10)   Which of the following means 'a problem'?
  Haggle
Like herding cats
Birthday suit
Waiting in the wings
 
11)   'Got egg on his face' means?
  Change mind Ignore Happy Embarrassed
 
12)   'Bottled it' means?
  Evade Failed Negotiate Start again
 
13)   'Blew it' means?
  Failed Good mood Idea See
 
14)   'Duck and dive' means?
  Jumper Weak Evade Too late
 
15)   'Gone behind his back' means?
  Approval Clean Now Deceit
 
16)   'Threw a wobbly' means?
  Speed up Angry Obvious Intrusive
 
17)   'Up to his eyes' means?
  Forgiving Easy move Busy Riotous
 
18)   'Barking up the wrong tree' means?
  Confused Okay Kiss Well behaved
 
19)   'Sick to the back teeth' means?
  Frustration Untrue On completion Humorous
 
20)   'Handle with kid gloves' means?
  On completion Being careful Idiot Cheap
 
21)   'Dead horse' means? (Australian)
  Poor quality Behave badly Ketchup Frightened
 
22)   'Bakkie' means? (South African)
  Problem Relationship Contradiction Motor car
 
23)   'Good oil' means? (Australian)
  Payment Failed Understood Evade
 
24)   'On the ropes' means? (American)
  Go away Bad situation Selfish Embarrassed
 
25)   'Two bagger' means? (American)
  Money Untrue Ugly Humorous
 
26)   'Loskop' means? (South African)
  Ungenerous Pleased Shabby Not concentrating
 
27)   'Up scale' means? (American)
  Jumper Excellent Fight Now
 
28)   'Gone troppo' means? (Australian)
  New start Fell over Odd mentality Cheap
 
29)   'Flamer' means? (American)
  Jumper Nasty person On the defence Combined
 
30)   'Tanked' means? (American)
  Only just Approval Drunk Odd mentality