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Given below are jumbled sentences. Working in groups, rearrange the words in each sentence to form correct sentences.
You will find that each sentence contains an idiomatic expression that you have come across in the lesson. Underline the idiom and write down its meaning. Then use your dictionary to check the meaning.
One sentence has been worked out for you as an example.
Jumbled sentence: vanished/ The car/ seemed to/ into thin/ have/ air.
Ans: The car seemed to have vanished into thin air.
Idiom: vanished into thin air: disappeared or vanished in a mysterious way
(i) Stop/and tell me/beating about/what you want/the bush
Ans: _______________________________________________________
Idiom: _____________________________________________________
(ii) don’t pay/If you/ attention/you might/the wrong train/to the announcement/board
Ans: _______________________________________________________
Idiom: _____________________________________________________
(iii) The villagers/tried/the crime/on the young woman/to pin
Ans: _______________________________________________________
Idiom: _____________________________________________________
(iv) Bepin Babu/orders to/telling people/under/loved/doctor’s/eat early/that he was
Ans: _______________________________________________________
Idiom: _____________________________________________________
(v) the students/The teacher/his eyebrows/when/said that/all their lessons/raised/they had revised
Ans: _______________________________________________________
Idiom: _____________________________________________________

Answer

(i) Ans: Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you want.
 Idiom: Beating about the bush: Not to be straight forward.

(ii) Ans: If you don't pay attention to the announcement, you might board the wrong train
 Idiom: to board: to take/to ride

(iii) Ans: The villagers tried to pin the crime on the young woman.
 Idiom: to pin: to impose/blame

(iv) Ans: Bepin Babu loved telling people that he was under doctor's orders to eat early.
 Idiom: Under doctor's orders: following what is being asked to do.

(v) Ans: The teacher raised his eyebrows when the students said that they had visited all their lessons.
 Idiom: raised his eyebrows: got angry or in a pensive mood.