Expressions Quiz: Interacting

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about people who are Interacting.

Read each sentence and choose the answer with the closest meaning to the words in italics.

1. Before they divorced they were at each other's throats for months.

kissing and cuddling
strangling each other
quarrelling frequently
a) kissing and cuddling b) strangling each other c) quarrelling frequently

2. Why do professional footballers usually turn the other cheek after being insulted by an opponent?

react angrily
refuse to react
look away
a) react angrily b) refuse to react c) look away

3. Alan can't stand his brother-in-law.

strongly dislikes
is dominated by
is shorter than
a) strongly dislikes b) is dominated by c) is shorter than

4. Most people don't like Marcus, but I've always had a soft spot for him.

been fond of him
found him attractive
trusted him too much
a) been fond of him b) found him attractive c) trusted him too much

5. Kim and her girlfriend have patched things up at last.

started living together
ended their relationship
repaired their relationship
a) started living together b) ended their relationship c) repaired their relationship

6. I've been neglecting my kids lately, but I'll make it up to them somehow.

apologize
make amends
give more gifts
a) apologize b) make amends c) give more gifts

7. Are you and your brother still on speaking terms?

able to speak
in contact
getting along
a) able to speak b) in contact c) getting along

8. We're getting on like a house on fire these days.

not getting on well
getting on very well
getting on fairly well
a) not getting on well b) getting on very well c) getting on fairly well

9. The dispute between Tony and Joe came to a head when Tony knocked out three of Joe's teeth.

reached a climax
reached a compromise
came to an end
a) reached a climax b) reached a compromise c) came to an end

10. My sister and I have huge fights and then we kiss and make up. We've always done it.

pretend it didn't happen
kiss each other's cheeks
become friends again
a) pretend it didn't happen b) kiss each other's cheeks c) become friends again

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.