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  • 2.
    • A: Did you hear about poor Bill? He’s lost his job.
    • B: Really? Why? Was he _________?
  • 3.
    • He raised his gun to his shoulder, took aim and _______at the target.
  • 4.
    • A: How was the interview?
    • B: Terrible! They _________lots of questions at me.
  • 5. FIRE AWAY
  • 6. burn the candle at both ends
    • To exhaust oneself or one's resources by leading a hectic or extravagant life.(One end of the candle is work done in the daylight, and the other end is work done at night.)
    • No wonder Mary is ill. She has been burning the candle at both ends for a long time.
  • 7.
    • Are you the type of person who burns the candle at both ends a lot?
    • In what situations do people live like this?
  • 8. burn the midnight oil
    • To work or study very late at night.
  • 9.
    • In your school days, did you burn the midnight oil a lot?
  • 10. burnout
    • Physical or emotional exhaustion, especially as a result of long-term stress or dissipation.
  • 11.
    • What would you do if you were suffering from burnout ? How would you rest and relax?
  • 12. Play with fire
    • to do something dangerous or risky. (Usually playing with fire.)
    • Be careful with that knife! You are playing with fire!
  • 13.
    • Why do you think some people like taking unnecessary risks in some situations?
  • 14. set on fire
    • To cause to ignite and burn
  • 15. Set on fire
    • To cause to become excited:
    • The music set the audience on fire .
  • 16.
    • What things set your heart on fire?
  • 17. fire away
    • Informal To start to talk or ask questions.
  • 18. Fire off
    • To utter or ask rapidly.
  • 19.
    • What is your opinion of people who fire off a lot of questions in class or in meetings? Is it polite in your culture to ask a lot of questions rapidly?
  • 20. between two fires
    • Being attacked from two sources or sides simultaneously.
  • 21.
    • Have you ever felt you were between two fires?
  • 22. under fire
    • Being attacked by harsh criticism eg. an official who was under fire for mismanagement.
  • 23.
    • Please tell a story using the idiom “under fire”
  • 24. no smoke without fire
    • the evidence strongly suggests something has indeed happened
    • When the sales figures continued strong but the company still wasn't making money, he suspected something was wrong-- there's no smoke without fire .
  • 25.
    • In what situation would you have said, “When there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
  • 26. LET’S TALK
    • What are some things that cause fires?
    • What can we do to prevent fires?
    • Were you fascinated with fire as a child?
    • Do you know what to do in case of fire?
    • Have you ever tried to put out a fire?
    • Are firefighters paid well in your country?
    • What is the penalty for arson (malicious burning to destroy property) in your country?
    • Can you see any fire hazards in your home right now?