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Noun Phrases in English

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Listen and match the phrases
Listen and match to the phrases above. Fill tjhe gap with the phrase number from the list above

Example sentences

  1. a grain of truth
    There was more than a grain of truth in what he'd said.
  2. pearls of wisdom
    Thankyou for those pearls of wisdom. You have given me a lot to think about
  3. a load of rubbish
    Who said they were cheaper - what a load of rubbish!
  4. slip of the tongue
    I called her new boyfriend by her previous boyfriend's name - it was just a slip of the tongue.
  5. difference of opinion
    They had a difference of opinion about/over their child's education.
  6. a heart of gold
    She really has a heart of gold. Every time I need help, she is there.
  7. a lapse of concentration
    Sitting on the computer for hours often causes a lapse of concentration.
  8. a term of endearment
    Be careful when you want to address strangers in a nice way that you don't say to them "my dear friend", because this is a term of endearment.
  9. the price of failure
    We all pay the price for failure of our health care system
  10. (without) fear of contradiction
    I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that tonight has been a real success.
  11. a question of time
    It's only a question of time till I can master English collocations.

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