C1 Advanced Use of English Column
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Question 1 of 7
English around us
A wooden or metal cover on the outside of a window.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 7
The reunion had only just begun when the fire alarm went off. HARDLY
the fire alarm went off.
Question 3 of 7
To read a lot about a particular subject in order to learn about it.
I need to ____ the company’s history before the job interview.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 7
Word formation: AFFECTION
He smiled at his wife as she walked through the door.
Question 5 of 7
Based on the surface or appearance of something, referring to an initial impression or superficial analysis
____, the proposal seems reasonable, but we need to investigate further.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 7
To increase or succeed very quickly or to be in a state of extreme activity.
After the company’s successful IPO, their stock price _____.
Note: IPO is the abbreviation for initial public offering: the first sale of a company’s shares to the public.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 7
Luxurious, magnificent, splendidly rich.
The hotel’s _____ decor made me feel like royalty.CorrectIncorrect
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Time to dive into the origins of an idiom!
In the limelight today:
THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT
It is now someone’s responsibility or turn to take action, make a decision or respond after someone has made an offer or a proposal.
I’ve given you all the information you need to make a decision. The ball is in your court now.
The origin of this idiom comes from the game of tennis. In tennis, when one player hits the ball to the other player, the ball is said to be “in play.” The other player must then hit the ball back over the net to continue the game. When the ball is hit back to the original player, it is said to be “in their court.” This means that they now have the opportunity to hit the ball back to their opponent and continue the game.
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