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  1. 1. Quiz #1 Name: I. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. ____ 1. rug a. look at ____ 2. no way b. fake hair ____ 3. get a grip c. fun or great time ____ 4. can't stand d. kid or tease me ____ 5. hunk e. what's wrong with ____ 6. putting me on f. that's impossible ____ 7. get a load of g. nag or criticize me ____ 8. what's up with h. don't like ____ 9. blast i. relax ____ 10. get on my case j. muscular man II. Circle the word in each group that has a different vowel sound from the other words. 1. pan bed said dead then 2. key see hill ski we 3. lit set live build rich 4. feet piece east heal pit 5. done cup bag nut run 6. car for war four door 7. heart heard word turn burn
  2. 2. Quiz #1 Name: ANSWER KEY I. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. _b___ 1. rug a. look at _f___ 2. no way b. fake hair _i___ 3. get a grip c. fun or great time _h___ 4. can't stand d. kid or tease me _J___ 5. hunk e. what's wrong with _d___ 6. putting me on f. that's impossible _a___ 7. get a load of g. nag or criticize me _e___ 8. what's up with h. don't like _c___ 9. blast i. relax _g___ 10. get on my case j. muscular man II. Circle the word in each group that has a different vowel sound from the other words. 1. pan bed said dead then 2. key see hill ski we 3. lit set live build rich 4. feet piece east heal pit 5. done cup bag nut run 6. car for war four door 7. heart heard word turn burn Dictation w/ reduced forms 1. Don’cha wanna come with us? (Don’t you want to come with us?) 2. Would’ja gimme that? (Would you give me that?) 3. What’cha doin after class? (What are you doing after class?) 4. Did’ju do the homework? (Did you do the homework?) 5. I’ll let’chu know tomorrow. (I’ll let you know tomorrow.)
  3. 3. Quiz #2 Name: I. Slang. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. ____ 1. checker a. buy or get ____ 2. from scratch b. reduce prices ____ 3. make my mouth water c. vegetables ____ 4. pick up d. start from very beginning ____ 5. ring up e. cashier ____ 6. rip-off f. wonderful or fantastic ____ 7. rock-bottom g. overpriced or too expensive ____ 8. slash prices h. add up ____ 9. to die for i. make me drool ____ 10. veggies j. extremely inexpensive II. Past tense. Write the past tense of each verb in the correct column below, according to the pronunciation of the –ed ending. 1. happened 5. decided 9. laughed [τ] 2. stayed 6. shouted 10. worked [δ] 3. lived 7. danced 11. painted 4. pushed 8. visited 12. rained [Ιδ]
  4. 4. III. Plural nouns. Write the plural forms of each noun in the correct column below, according to the pronunciation of the –s ending. 1. jobs 5. legs 9. horses 2. weeks 6. books 10. nights [σ] 3. ships 7. offices 11. eyes [ζ] IV. Idioms. Write the meanings of the following idioms. 1. It’s raining cats and dogs. = 2. Cat got your tongue? = 3. Horse around. = 4. Cost an arm and a leg. = V. Dictation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 4. peaches 8. towns 12. noses [Ιζ]
  5. 5. Quiz #2 Name: Answer Key I. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. _E___ 1. checker a. buy or get _D___ 2. from scratch b. reduce prices _I___ 3. make my mouth water c. vegetables _A___ 4. pick up d. start from very beginning _H___ 5. ring up e. cashier _G___ 6. rip-off f. wonderful or fantastic _J___ 7. rock-bottom g. overpriced or too expensive _B___ 8. slash prices h. add up _F___ 9. to die for i. make me drool _C___ 10. veggies j. extremely inexpensive II. Write the past tense of each verb in the correct column below, according to the pronunciation of the –ed ending. 1. happened 5. decided 9. laughed 2. stayed 6. shouted 10. worked [τ] [δ] pushed laughed worked danced happened stayed lived rained 3. lived 7. danced 11. painted 4. pushed 8. visited 12. rained [Ιδ] decided shouted visited painted
  6. 6. III. Write the plural forms of each noun in the correct column below, according to the pronunciation of the –s ending. 1. jobs 5. legs 9. horses [σ] weeks ships nights books 2. weeks 6. books 10. nights 3. ships 7. offices 11. eyes 4. peaches 8. towns 12. noses [ζ] [Ιζ] jobs legs eyes towns peaches offices horses noses IV. Dictation. 1. What's up with his hair? It looks awful. 2. She went home early, didn't she? 3. They're really hungry, and so am I. 4. Can you pick up some milk on the way home? 5. We're going to have to start from scratch. 6. He didn't study yesterday, and neither did I.
  7. 7. Quiz #3 Name: I. Matching. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. ____ 1. get the show on the road a. huge success ____ 2. sellout b. phrases in the script ____ 3. lines c. promoting ____ 4. plugging d. success after starting slowly ____ 5. two thumbs up e. high praise / very good ____ 6. blockbuster f. can't act well at all ____ 7. can't act their way out of paper bag g. complete failure ____ 8. write-up h. no tickets left ____ 9. sleeper i. start ____ 10. bomb j. review II. Pronunciation. Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [τΣ] sound. 11. young kitchen graduate judge 12. future bridge yellow college Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [Τ] sound. 13. that mother thumb breathe 14. think then bathe clothing Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [Ζ] sound. 15. because washing education television 16. vacation musician pleasure machine
  8. 8. III. Reduced Forms. Rewrite these reduced forms into grammatically correct written English. 17. must'a = 18. shouldn'a = 19. would'a = IV. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write the words in grammatically correct written English. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
  9. 9. Quiz #3 Name: Answer Key I. Matching. Match the definitions to the slang words and phrases. _I___ 1. get the show on the road a. huge success _H___ 2. sellout b. phrases in the script _B___ 3. lines c. promoting _C___ 4. plugging d. success after starting slowly _E___ 5. two thumbs up e. high praise / very good _A___ 6. blockbuster f. can't act well at all _F___ 7. can't act their way out of paper bag g. complete failure _J___ 8. write-up h. no tickets left _D___ 9. sleeper i. start _G___ 10. bomb j. review II. Pronunciation. Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [τΣ] sound. 11. young kitchen graduate judge 12. future bridge yellow college Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [Τ] sound. 13. that mother thumb breathe 14. think then bathe clothing Circle the word in each group that is pronounced with the [Ζ] sound. 15. because washing education television 16. vacation musician pleasure machine
  10. 10. III. Reduced Forms. Rewrite these reduced forms into grammatically correct written English. 17. must'a = must have 18. shouldn'a = should not have 19. would'a = would have IV. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write the words in grammatically correct written English. 20. If they had called, they could have come with us. 21. He must have been too busy to answer the phone. 22. Could you hurry up? Let's get this show on the road. 23. That movie must have been a bomb. 24. I wouldn’t have done that if I were you. 25. She doesn't want to go now.
  11. 11. Quiz #4 Name: I. Fill in the blank. Complete the sentences with the correct words and phrases below. sleep in put us up hit booked solid take in sightseeing grab hours of the night soak up hang out B&B take a 1. This ___________________ has more charm than the motel we stayed at yesterday. 2. I'm glad they were able to ___________________ for the night. 3. All the other hotels were ______________________ so there was no vacancy. 4. It was hard to ___________________ at the other hotel because of the noise. 5. We should ___________________ the town tonight and go to a nice restaurant. 6. We could also ___________________ a movie. 7. Let's go ___________________ first and visit some famous monuments. 8. Alright, let's ___________________ a cab and get this show on the road. 9. I want to stay up till all ___________________________________. 10. Tomorrow we should ___________________ by the pool all day. 11. I'd like to ___________________ some sun and get a tan. 12. And maybe ___________________ dip if it's really hot. II. Pronunciation. Mark the stressed syllable on the following words: 13. Texas 14. college 15. important 16. basketball 17. banana
  12. 12. III. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write the words in grammatically correct written English. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
  13. 13. Quiz #4 Name: Answer Key I. Fill in the blank. Complete the sentences with the correct words and phrases below. sleep in put us up hit booked solid take in sightseeing grab hours of the night soak up hang out B&B take a 1. This ____ B & B __________ has more charm than the motel we stayed at yesterday. 2. I'm glad they were able to ____ put us up __________ for the night. 3. All the other hotels were ___ booked solid _________ so there was no vacancy. 4. It was hard to __ sleep in ____________ at the other hotel because of the noise. 5. We should __ hit _______________ the town tonight and go to a nice restaurant. 6. We could also __ take in____________ a movie. 7. Let's go ____ sightseeing ________ first and visit some famous monuments. 8. Alright, let's ___ grab___________ a cab and get this show on the road. 9. I want to stay up till all __ hours of the night _________________. 10. Tomorrow we should __ hang out ___________ by the pool all day. 11. I'd like to __ soak up ____________ some sun and get a tan. 12. And maybe ___ take a_________ dip if it's really hot. II. Pronunciation. Mark the stressed syllable on the following words: 13. Texas 14. college 15. important 16. basketball 17. banana
  14. 14. III. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write the words in grammatically correct written English. 18. He and I went out last night. 19. Let's go in the house before it rains. 20. We saw lions and tigers at the zoo. 21. Tom is in Detroit this week. 22. This shirt costs 35 dollars. What a rip-off! 23. Get a load of this car! 24. We're going to be late. 25. We have to get going.
  15. 15. Quiz #5 Name: I. Matching. Match the words in bold with their literal meanings. a. full of energy d. overnight flight g. person who travels often j. passenger waiting list b. travel with few items e. exhausted h. in a distant location; far away k. tired from crossing time zones c. lost seat on flight f. small suitcase i. airsickness bag l. stop / connection _____ 1. Since I didn’t have a reservation, I was put on standby. _____ 2. We had a three-hour layover in Chicago. _____ 3. I got sick during the flight and needed a barf bag. _____ 4. I was wired when we arrived because I was so excited. _____ 5. They live way out in the boonies. _____ 6. I usually travel with only a carry-on. _____ 7. I get jet lag when I fly from LA to New York. _____ 8. I feel so wiped out. I didn’t get any sleep last night. _____ 9. I’m a frequent flyer on American Airlines. _____ 10. We got bumped from our flight because we were late. _____ 11. I like to travel light. I hate carrying so much luggage. _____ 12. She’s taking the red-eye. She’s going to be so tired. II. Pronunciation. Circle the reduced pronunciation of “to” in the following sentences. 13. We stopped ta / da take a break. 14. I need ta / da go now. 15. We’re going all the way ta / da John’s house? 16. Mike wants ta / da leave in an hour. 17. I try ta / da do a good job at work.
  16. 16. III. Dictation. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
  17. 17. Quiz #5 Name: Answer Key I. Matching. Match the words in bold with their literal meanings. a. full of energy d. overnight flight g. person who travels often j. passenger waiting list b. travel with few items e. exhausted h. in a distant location; far away k. tired from crossing time zones c. lost seat on flight f. small suitcase i. airsickness bag l. stop / connection ___j__ 1. Since I didn’t have a reservation, I was put on standby. __l___ 2. We had a three-hour layover in Chicago. ___i__ 3. I got sick during the flight and needed a barf bag. ___a__ 4. I was wired when we arrived because I was so excited. __h___ 5. They live way out in the boonies. __f___ 6. I usually travel with only a carry-on. __k___ 7. I get jet lag when I fly from LA to New York. __e___ 8. I feel so wiped out. I didn’t get any sleep last night. __g___ 9. I’m a frequent flyer on American Airlines. __c___ 10. We got bumped from our flight because we were late. __b___ 11. I like to travel light. I hate carrying so much luggage. ___d__ 12. She’s taking the red-eye. She’s going to be so tired. II. Pronunciation. Circle the reduced pronunciation of “to” in the following sentences. 13. We stopped ta / da take a break. 14. I need ta / da go now. 15. We’re going all the way ta / da John’s house? 16. Mike wants ta / da leave in an hour. 17. I try ta / da do a good job at work.
  18. 18. III. Dictation. 18. We got bumped from our flight because we were late. 19. I like to travel light. I hate carrying so much luggage. 20. She’s taking the red-eye. She’s going to be so tired. 21. They live way out in the boonies. 22. I got sick during the flight and needed a barf bag. 23. Since I didn’t have a reservation, I was put on standby. 24. I usually travel with only a carry-on. 25. I like to travel light. I hate carrying so much luggage.
  19. 19. Quiz #6 Name: I. Matching. Match the words in bold with their literal meanings. A. eating less B. passion for sweets D. eat in excess / too much E. pay individually G. chocolate lover H. I'll treat / I'll pay J. believe you can eat more than you actually can L. used to carry remaining food home C. omit / leave out F. get something to eat I. extra order of K. remaining food _____ 1. Let's go grab a bite before the movie starts. _____ 2. Next time we go out to dinner, let's go Dutch. _____ 3. I can't finish my food. I need a doggie bag. _____ 4. Order whatever you want. It's on me. _____ 5. This meal comes with a side of fries or onion rings. _____ 6. That burger you ordered is huge. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. _____ 7. My mom has a sweeth tooth. She eats candy all the time. _____ 8. You should start cutting down on salt. It's bad for you. _____ 9. Most people pig out on turkey on Thanksgiving. _____ 10. I'm going to skip dinner tonight. I'm on a diet. _____ 11. We're having leftovers for dinner tonight. _____ 12. He must be a chocaholic. He just bought four candy bars. II. Pronunciation. Circle all of the times when "going to" can be reduced to "gonna" in everyday speech. 13. We're going to a great restaurant tonight. Are you going to join us? 14. Mike is going to Texas tomorrow. He's going to his mother's house. 15. I'm not going to go to school today. I'm going to the dentist instead. 16. I'm going to order two desserts because I'm going to pig out!
  20. 20. Quiz #6 Name: Answer Key I. Matching. Match the words in bold with their literal meanings. A. eating less B. passion for sweets D. eat in excess / too much E. pay individually G. chocolate lover H. I'll treat / I'll pay J. believe you can eat more than you actually can L. used to carry remaining food home C. omit / leave out F. get something to eat I. extra order of K. remaining food __F___ 1. Let's go grab a bite before the movie starts. __E___ 2. Next time we go out to dinner, let's go Dutch. __L___ 3. I can't finish my food. I need a doggie bag. __H___ 4. Order whatever you want. It's on me. __I___ 5. This meal comes with a side of fries or onion rings. __J___ 6. That burger you ordered is huge. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. __B___ 7. My mom has a sweeth tooth. She eats candy all the time. __A___ 8. You should start cutting down on salt. It's bad for you. __D___ 9. Most people pig out on turkey on Thanksgiving. __C___ 10. I'm going to skip dinner tonight. I'm on a diet. __K___ 11. We're having leftovers for dinner tonight. __G___ 12. He must be a chocaholic. He just bought four candy bars. II. Pronunciation. Circle all of the times when "going to" can be reduced to "gonna" in everyday speech. 13. We're going to a great restaurant tonight. Are you going to join us? 14. Mike is going to Texas tomorrow. He's going to his mother's house. 15. I'm not going to go to school today. I'm going to the dentist instead. 16. I'm going to order two desserts because I'm going to pig out!
  21. 21. Quiz 7 Name: I. Matching. Match the slang phrases in bold to their literal meanings. (14 points) A. get in B. police officer D. flat tire E. destroyed G. arrested H. minor car accident J. drive K. heavy traffic M. time when everyone is driving on the road C. old car F. deep holes in the street I. tendency to drive fast L. accelerate suddenly N. drove through a red light _____ 1. I don’t drive with Dan because he has a lead foot. _____ 2. I ruined my tires when I drove over those pot holes. _____ 3. The bumper-to-bumper traffic made me late! _____ 4. I’ll be glad to drive you to the market. Hop in! _____ 5. I was in a fender-bender today. The repairs shouldn’t cost much though. _____ 6. Do you want to go for a spin in my new car? _____ 7. My car was totaled in an accident. Now I have to buy a new one. _____ 8. I drove my car over a nail and got a blowout. _____ 9. He just ran a light and almost hit me! _____ 10. I’m going to be late for work! Punch it! _____ 11. It took me an hour to drive home during rush hour. _____ 12. He got hauled in for speeding yesterday. He has to pay a large fine. _____ 13. The cop just arrested that man! _____ 14. I need to get my clunker fixed. It’s about to die.
  22. 22. II. Fill in the blank. Write the correct word in the blank. (10 points) aced killer cram pop cut psych drop nighter 15. I pulled an all16. I flunk straight studying for my history exam. my test! I got 100%! 17. This class is too hard. I’m going to 18. I have to it. for a big test tomorrow. 19. It’s really ironic, but I think our 20. She got teacher is crazy! A’s in all of her classes this year. 21. Mike wasn’t at school today. I wonder if he class again. 22. If you don’t come to class and participate, you will 23. That was a 24. I hate when the teacher gives us III. Dictation. (4 points) 25. 26. 27. 28. . test! I hope I get a good grade! quizzes. They’re so unfair.
  23. 23. Quiz 7 Name: Answer Key I. Matching. Match the slang phrases in bold to their literal meanings. (14 points) A. get in B. police officer D. flat tire E. destroyed G. arrested H. minor car accident J. drive K. heavy traffic M. time when everyone is driving on the road C. old car F. deep holes in the street I. tendency to drive fast L. accelerate suddenly N. drove through a red light __I___ 1. I don’t drive with Dan because he has a lead foot. __F___ 2. I ruined my tires when I drove over those pot holes. __K___ 3. The bumper-to-bumper traffic made me late! __A___ 4. I’ll be glad to drive you to the market. Hop in! __H___ 5. I was in a fender-bender today. The repairs shouldn’t cost much though. __J___ 6. Do you want to go for a spin in my new car? __E___ 7. My car was totaled in an accident. Now I have to buy a new one. __D___ 8. I drove my car over a nail and got a blowout. __N___ 9. He just ran a light and almost hit me! __L___ 10. I’m going to be late for work! Punch it! __M___ 11. It took me an hour to drive home during rush hour. __G___ 12. He got hauled in for speeding yesterday. He has to pay a large fine. __B___ 13. The cop just arrested that man! __C___ 14. I need to get my clunker fixed. It’s about to die.
  24. 24. II. Fill in the blank. Write the correct word in the blank. (10 points) aced killer cram pop cut psych drop nighter 15. I pulled an all-NIGHTER 16. I ACED flunk straight studying for my history exam. my test! I got 100%! 17. This class is too hard. I’m going to DROP 18. I have to CRAM it. for a big test tomorrow. 19. It’s really ironic, but I think our PSYCH 20. She got STRAIGHT teacher is crazy! A’s in all of her classes this year. 21. Mike wasn’t at school today. I wonder if he CUT class again. 22. If you don’t come to class and participate, you will FLUNK 23. That was a KILLER 24. I hate when the teacher gives us POP III. Dictation. (4 points) 25. He needs to take a make-up test this week. 26. I don’t wanna study for my mid-terms. 27. She told ‘m to study for his finals. 28. Why does she give pop quizzes? I hate ‘em! . test! I hope I get a good grade! quizzes. They’re so unfair.
  25. 25. Quiz 8: Name: I. Listening Comprehension. You will hear two sentences. Circle "makes sense" if the conversation is logical and makes sense to you. Circle "does not make sense" if the conversation does not. 1. Makes sense Does not make sense 2. Makes sense Does not make sense 3. Makes sense Does not make sense 4. Makes sense Does not make sense 5. Makes sense Does not make sense II. Matching. Match each slang word or phrase to its literal meaning. ____ 6. It takes weeks to bounce back from the flu. A. didn't come to our date ____ 7. I'm sure she'll pull through after surgery. B. invite her to go on a date ____ 8. He seems really antsy today. C. lifeless / out of it ____ 9. I've felt blah all day, but I don't know why. D. decline him ____ 10. Jane was really dizzy and passed out. E. survive ____ 11. It was past midnight when he finally showed up. F. excited / restless ____ 12. Lisa decided to turn him down. G. recover ____ 13. Mike and Sarah tied the knot last weekend. H. arrived ____ 14. When are you going to finally ask her out? I. fainted ____ 15. I can't believe she stood me up. I waited for an hour! J. got married
  26. 26. III. Fill in blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. crush lead him on running a fever dumped in the pink bored puppy love take it easy nerd run its course 16. There's nothing to do. I'm ____________________ out of my mind! 17. His girlfriend ____________________ him last night, so he's really upset. 18. You have to let a cold ____________________ before you'll feel better. 19. They're too young to be in love. It's only ____________________. 20. He never leaves his house. He just wants to read all day. He's such a ____________. 21. I feel really sick and hot. I hope I'm not ____________________. 22. Did you know Teresa has a ____________________ on Tony? 23. I'm not so sure she likes him. I hope she doesn't ____________________. 24. You'll be back ____________________ in no time! 25. You really need to relax. You should ____________________ for a while. IV. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms in each sentence, but you should write the correct, standard forms of the words that you would normally find in formal written English. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
  27. 27. Quiz 8: Slangman Name: Answer Key I. Listening Comprehension. You will hear two sentences. Circle "makes sense" if the conversation is logical and makes sense to you. Circle "does not make sense" if the conversation does not. 1. Makes sense Does not make sense 2. Makes sense Does not make sense 3. Makes sense Does not make sense 4. Makes sense Does not make sense 5. Makes sense Does not make sense II. Matching. Match each slang word or phrase to its literal meaning. _G_ 6. It takes weeks to bounce back from the flu. A. didn't come to our date _E__ 7. I'm sure she'll pull through after surgery. B. invite her to go on a date _F__ 8. He seems really antsy today. C. lifeless / out of it _C__ 9. I've felt blah all day, but I don't know why. D. decline him _I__ 10. Jane was really dizzy and passed out. E. survive _H__ 11. It was past midnight when he finally showed up. F. excited / restless _D__ 12. Lisa decided to turn him down. G. recover _J__ 13. Mike and Sarah tied the knot last weekend. H. arrived _B__ 14. When are you going to finally ask her out? I. fainted _A__ 15. I can't believe she stood me up. I waited for an hour! J. got married
  28. 28. III. Fill in blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. crush lead him on running a fever dumped in the pink bored puppy love take it easy nerd run its course 16. There's nothing to do. I'm _BORED______________ out of my mind! 17. His girlfriend _DUMPED_____________ him last night, so he's really upset. 18. You have to let a cold _RUN ITS COURSE_____ before you'll feel better. 19. They're too young to be in love. It's only _PUPPY LOVE_________. 20. He never leaves his house. He just wants to read all day. He's such a __NERD___________. 21. I feel really sick and hot. I hope I'm not RUNNING A FEVER_____. 22. Did you know Teresa has a __CRUSH_____________ on Tony? 23. I'm not so sure she likes him. I hope she doesn't LEAD HIM ON_________. 24. You'll be back _IN THE PINK________ in no time! 25. You really need to relax. You should _TAKE IT EASY_______ for a while. IV. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms in each sentence, but you should write the correct, standard forms of the words that you would normally find in formal written English. 26. I'm gonna leave early today. 27. Doncha wanna come with us? 28. Is he in his office? 29.She hasta go to work soon. 30. I don't know what you're talking about.
  29. 29. Quiz 9: Name: I. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write in grammatically correct English. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. II. Matching. Match each literal meaning in bold to its corresponding slang word or phrase. A. flunk B. fender bender E. under the weather F. can’t stand I. as sick as a dog J. dump C. blew G. no way D. rush hour H. nerd _____ 6. She really dislikes him because he always lies to her. _____ 7. You look a little sick today. _____ 8. I got into a minor car accident this morning. _____ 9. She’s going to end her relationship with her boyfriend. _____ 10. Dan is really boring and he doesn’t have many friends. He’s a social misfit. _____ 11. No one wants to drive during the time when most drivers are on the road at the same time. _____ 12. You will fail this class if you don’t do your homework. _____ 13. I was extremely sick last week. _____ 14. You won the lottery! That’s impossible! _____ 15. Steve did extremely poorly on his math test yesterday.
  30. 30. II. Fill in the Blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. bounce back what’s up totaled hop in passed out love at first sight cram make-up crush pot holes 16. John _________________________ after running 8 miles in 90 degree weather. 17. I haven’t studied for my finals yet. I really need to _____________________ tonight. 18. ________________________! Let’s go for a spin! 19. ________________________ with your arm? Why is it bruised and swollen? 20. We fell in love instantly. It was ________________________________. 21. I hate driving on this road. It has too many _________________________. 22. I’ll _________________________ from the flu in no time. 23. I missed the test yesterday; can I do a _________________________ test? 24. He _________________________ his car last week, so now he has to buy a new one. 25. I think he has a _________________________ on me. He follows me everywhere. IV. Extra Credit. Write the antonym (opposite) of each phrase, using another phrase from Slangman. to blow a test to feel under the weather to dump someone to have a crush on someone
  31. 31. Quiz 9 Name: ANSWER KEY I. Dictation. You will hear reduced forms, but write in grammatically correct English. 1. You shouldn’a skipped class. 2. Wanna go out tonight? 3. Would’ja get a grip! 4. Yer goin on a blind date? 5. I woulda been bored out of my mind. II. Matching. Match each literal meaning in bold to its corresponding slang word or phrase. A. flunk B. fender bender E. under the weather F. can’t stand I. as sick as a dog J. dump C. blew G. no way D. rush hour H. nerd __F__ 6. She really dislikes him because he always lies to her. __E__ 7. You look a little sick today. __B__ 8. I got into a minor car accident this morning. __J__ 9. She’s going to end her relationship with her boyfriend. __H__ 10. Dan is really boring and he doesn’t have many friends. He’s a social misfit. __D__ 11. No one wants to drive during the time when most drivers are on the road at the same time. __A__ 12. You will fail this class if you don’t do your homework. __I__ 13. I was extremely sick last week. __G__ 14. You won the lottery! That’s impossible! __C__ 15. Steve did extremely poorly on his math test yesterday.
  32. 32. II. Fill in the Blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. bounce back what’s up totaled hop in passed out love at first sight cram make-up crush pot holes 16. John _PASSED OUT____________ after running 8 miles in 90 degree weather. 17. I haven’t studied for my finals yet. I really need to _CRAM______________ tonight. 18. _HOP IN_________________! Let’s go for a spin! 19. _WHAT’S UP______________ with your arm? Why is it bruised and swollen? 20. We fell in love instantly. It was _LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT____________. 21. I hate driving on this road. It has too many _POT HOLES_______________. 22. I’ll _BOUNCE BACK___________ from the flu in no time. 23. I missed the test yesterday; can I do a _MAKE-UP_________________ test? 24. He _TOTALED_______________ his car last week, so now he has to buy a new one. 25. I think he has a _CRUSH___________________ on me. He follows me everywhere. IV. Extra Credit. Write the antonym (opposite) of each phrase, using another phrase from Slangman. to blow a test TO ACE A TEST to feel under the weather TO BE IN THE PINK to dump someone TO TIE THE KNOT to have a crush on someone TO BE UNABLE TO STAND SOMEONE
  33. 33. Quiz 10 Name: I. Matching. Match each literal meaning in bold to its corresponding slang word or phrase. A. hang in there B. picked up the tab C. swamped nose E. gets off the ground F. jump the gun G. go Dutch I. spilled the beans J. high and low K. hit the sack D. right under my H. splurge L. try them out _____ 1. We will each pay for our own bill. _____ 2. I searched every place for my glasses and I still can’t find them. _____ 3. They were on the table. They were in an obvious, nearby place. _____ 4. Just be patient. Everything will be fine. _____ 5. You should test products before you buy them. _____ 6. Try not to start before you should. _____ 7. Sometimes they spend too much money on food. _____ 8. I want to go to sleep. Let’s go to bed now. _____ 9. Who paid the check? _____ 10. He hopes his business has a successful beginning. _____ 11. I can’t go out tonight. I am overwhelmed with homework. _____ 12. His sister told the secret to their parents.
  34. 34. II. Fill in the Blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. play hooky turn up treat bacon loaded under the weather slob take the plunge broke brainstorm piling up take over brings home the 13. His wife ____________________________. She makes all the money. 14. I have so much money now. I am ____________________________. 15. When he dies, his son will ____________________________ the family business. 16. She decided to ____________________________ and finally move to Europe. 17. You don’t have to pay. It’s my ____________________________. 18. We should ____________________________ today. I really don’t want to go to class. 19. There are clothes and papers all over his room. He’s such a _____________________. 20. I have so much work to do. It just keeps ____________________________. 21. After I pay my bills, I’m always ____________________________. 22. Don’t worry about your keys. They’ll ____________________________ soon. 23. Let’s ____________________________ some ideas for our project. 24. I think I have a cold. I feel ____________________________ today.
  35. 35. Quiz 10 Name: ANSWER KEY I. Matching. Match each literal meaning in bold to its corresponding slang word or phrase. A. hang in there B. picked up the tab C. swamped nose E. gets off the ground F. jump the gun G. go Dutch I. spilled the beans J. high and low K. hit the sack D. right under my H. splurge L. try them out __G__ 1. We will each pay for our own bill. __J__ 2. I searched every place for my glasses and I still can’t find them. __D__ 3. They were on the table. They were in an obvious, nearby place. __A__ 4. Just be patient. Everything will be fine. __L__ 5. You should test products before you buy them. __F__ 6. Try not to start before you should. __H__ 7. Sometimes they spend too much money on food. __K__ 8. I want to go to sleep. Let’s go to bed now. __B__ 9. Who paid the check? __E__ 10. He hopes his business has a successful beginning. __C__ 11. I can’t go out tonight. I am overwhelmed with homework. __I__ 12. His sister told the secret to their parents.
  36. 36. II. Fill in the Blank. Write the correct words in the blanks. play hooky turn up treat bacon loaded under the weather slob take the plunge broke brainstorm piling up take over brings home the 13. His wife _BRINGS HOME THE BACON_____. She makes all the money. 14. I have so much money now. I am _LOADED_____________________. 15. When he dies, his son will _TAKE OVER_________________ the family business. 16. She decided to _TAKE THE PLUNGE____________ and finally move to Europe. 17. You don’t have to pay. It’s my _TREAT______________________. 18. We should _PLAY HOOKY______________ today. I really don’t want to go to class. 19. There are clothes and papers all over his room. He’s such a _SLOB_______________. 20. I have so much work to do. It just keeps _PILING UP__________________. 21. After I pay my bills, I’m always _BROKE______________________. 22. Don’t worry about your keys. They’ll __TURN UP___________________ soon. 23. Let’s _BRAINSTORM_________________ some ideas for our project. 24. I think I have a cold. I feel UNDER THE WEATHER______ today.
  37. 37. Scattergories Game 1 1. Sports 2. Countries 3. Clothing 4. Animals or Insects 5. Actors or Actresses 6. Fruits or Vegetables BONUS: American States Game 2 1. Places or Buildings 2. Plants or Flowers 3. Languages 4. School or Office Supplies 5. European Capital Cities 6. Meat or Fish BONUS: American presidents Game 3 1. Furniture or Appliances 2. Colors 3. School Subjects 4. Famous Singer or Musician 5. Job or Occupation 6. Games or Hobbies BONUS: US Capital cities

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