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Walk the walk

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 January, 2010, 12:00am
 

Find the meaning

What is ...

1 a walk-in wardrobe?

a. a storage space for clothes that is big enough for someone to walk into

b. a small cafe that serves only drinks

2 a walk-on part?

a. a part in a play or film where the character is standing the whole time

b. a very small part in a play or film

3 a five-minute walk?

a. a difficult walk

b. a short walk

4 a walk-up flat?

a. a flat with rooms on two levels

b. a flat in a block where there is no lift

5 a walk-in doctor's surgery?

a. a doctor's surgery that patients can visit without making an appointment

b. a doctor's surgery for patients with serious illnesses

6 a walkover?

a. a race that is a mixture of walking and running

b. something or someone that is very easy to do or deal with

The correct walk

Fill in the gaps with the correct phrase from the ones above.

1 My cousin in England had a ________________ in the new Harry Potter movie.

2 Our new apartment is very big. There is a ________________ in each bedroom.

3 I know you're busy today but let's take a ________________ this afternoon when you've finished your work.

4 I'm not sure I would like to live in a ________________ even if there are only four floors in the building.

5 There is a ________________ next to the 7-Eleven. It's very convenient.

6 No problem! I know exactly how to do that. It'll be a ________________ .

Walking on air

Match these phrasal verbs with their meanings.

1 to walk on air

2 to walk right into something

3 to walk on eggshells

4 to walk all over someone

5 to walk something

a. to get involved in a problem because you did not know the full facts

b. to act very carefully so you don't upset someone

c. to feel very excited or happy about something

d. to do something very easily

e. to treat someone very badly

Walking on eggshells

Choose the correct phrase/word to complete these sentences.

1 Maggie (walked / walked on air) her Grade 7 piano exam.

2 I'm going to give in my notice at the end of the week. My boss (walks all over me / walks on eggshells) all the time and I've had enough.

3 I (walked right into / walked right over) that row with my dad. I should have seen it coming.

4 Everyone in the office is (walking on eggshells / walking on air) with the new boss. It's taking a long time to get used to the way he does things.

5 Yes, I've got my exam results. Seven Grade As! I'm (walking on air / walking on eggshells)!

Answers

January 6

All sorts of walls: 1. a, 2. a, 3. b, 4. b, 5. b

Wall phrases: 1. b, 2. a, 3. e, 4. c, 5. d

Now your turn: 1. hole in the wall, 2. climbing up the wall, 3. talking to a brick wall, 4. fly on the wall, 5. driving me up the wall

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