Human Nose

Don't turn your nose up

Nose out the answers

Can you nose out the meanings of these nosey nouns?

1 a nose cone

a. the front part of a spaceship, aircraft or missile

b. a pointed hat that wizards wear

2 a nose job

Wednesday, 25 November, 2009, 12:00am

HK actress breaks taboo to admit to plastic surgery

Natalie Ng went under scalpel 'to get perfection'

Former Miss Hong Kong Natalie Ng Man-yan has become the first local actress to reveal she has had plastic surgery, a controversial move that has divided the city's feminists.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Give me five

to rise up

(phrasal verb)

to go upwards

Example: Smoke was rising up on the other side of the hill as the fires spread.



very aggressive or angry. 'Hostile' is the synonym.

Example: There is a fierce dog in my neighbour's house.

to sneeze


8 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Language point

To sneeze is to draw out air suddenly, making a loud noise. For example, when someone has a cold. It can also be used as a noun as the act or the sound of sneezing.

To sniff is to draw in air through the nose, making a slight noise. For example, you sniff the wonderful smell from the kitchen. It can also be a noun, referring to the act or the sound of sniffing.

8 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Idioms with features of the face

The face is the most obvious part of our body, so it is not surprising that so many of our expressions and idioms should feature parts of the face. As you read through the ones that follow, try to picture the face of someone you know well. If you attach each of these expressions to the features of that person's face, then it will help you to remember each phrase.

3 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Immigration Department

A COLLEAGUE visiting the Immigration Department's ivory tower in Wan Chai was, like hundreds of others attending to business on the fifth floor, overcome by the strong smell of urine emanating from the direction of the toilets. Everybody was walking round with handkerchiefs pressed to their noses.

25 Aug 1994 - 12:00am