It's in the bag

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 June, 2009, 12:00am

Bags, bags and more bags

These are not Fendi or Gucci bags. What are they?

a. a bag-for-life

b. a cool bag

c. a garbage bag

d. a toilet bag

e. a tea bag

f. a doggy bag

g. a sick bag

h. a sleeping bag

1 a bag you would use on a plane or boat if you felt unwell

2 a bag you would put a bottle of champagne in to keep it cold

3 a bag you would ask for in a restaurant if you hadn't eaten all the food and wanted to take it home

4 a bag you would take on a camping trip with you to use at night

5 a bag you would put your household rubbish in

6 a bag containing dried leaves which you pour hot water on to make a drink

7 a strong shopping bag that you can use hundreds of times

8 a bag you would put your toothpaste and soap in if you were going away for the night

and ...

9 What is a bag lady?

a. a rich woman whose hobby is collecting expensive handbags

b. a woman who has no home and carries all her belongings around in plastic bags

Pick the right bag

1 to pull something out of the bag

a. to do something very badly

b. to do something unexpected that makes things better

2 to be baggy

a. to be tight (clothing)

b. to be too big and loose (clothing)

3 to be in the bag

a. to be fully paid for

b. to be certain to happen (usually something you've been doing)

4 to let the cat out of the bag

a. to hurt someone you like

b. to tell a big secret

5 He couldn't (act/argue) his way out of a paper bag

a. he is brilliant at (acting / arguing)

b. he is very poor at (acting / arguing)

Pick the right phrase

1 I'm off to the market. Where's my (shopping bag / sleeping bag)?

2 I want to keep my jacket and pants unwrinkled. Where's my (mixed bag / suit bag)?

3 I think you look better carrying a (shoulder bag / rubbish bag).

4 I need a new (cool bag / saddle bag) for my bike.

5 Put the cooked chicken in a (string bag / plastic bag) before you put it in the fridge.

Change the bag

Change one word in each of these sentences to make them correct.

1 We don't want the drinks to get warm. Put them in a tea bag.

2 I'm going to vomit! Pass me a sleeping bag!

3 I'm going to take the rest of this pasta home. Ask for a toilet bag.

4 I've put your toothpaste, soap and stuff in the sick bag.

5 You can use a doggy bag more than once to make a drink, you know.

6 Have you put the cool bag outside for collection?


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What is: 1. b, 2. a, 3. b, 4. b, 5. b, 6. a

Dead on my feet:

a) 1. b, 2. c, 3. d, 4. e, 5. a

b) 1. dead on my feet, 2. drop-dead gorgeous, 3. dead to the world, 4. dead set against, 5. flogging a dead horse

What are you saying? 1. a, 2. b, 3. a, 4. b