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Task 1. Fill in the gaps with the words and word combinations from below put in the correct form Black vernacular, to catch smb's drift, quaint, encapsulate, the crack of doom, coherent, buttoned-up English, ding dong, to keep smb posted,
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  Task 1 . Fill in the gaps with the words and word combinations from below put in the correct form Black vernacular, to catch smb’s drift,  quaint, encapsulate, the crack of doom, coherent, buttoned-up English, ding dong, to keep smb posted, coherent, faulty reasoning, tut tut!, a political dimension, to send smb packing, to speak volumes, to reframe, fierce backlash, to tell tales, dead as a doornail, good riddance, through the grapevine. 1.   So I’ve heard  __________ that Gi lbert and you are getting divorced…  2.   After checking the patient’s pulse the doctor coldly admitted he was as  __________. 3.   The __________ he used made George sound rather posh and a little awkward. 4.   During the dance-off Michael performed so much better, no one doubted he would __________ Chad __________. 5.   … so I think we should build a patio here and store all the garden supplies in the cellar. Are you  __________ my __________. 6.   He knew the project wasn’t perfect, but didn’t expect to receive such  __________ from the teacher. 7.   Linda seemed very self-assured, yet her __________ proved she completely misunderstood the situation. 8.   So you are going to leave me alone with these people and go away? Well, __________! 9.   The boy spoke in prominent __________, so the unacc ustomed tourists couldn’t understand the directions. 10.   Ugh! Grandparents are going through one of their __________ again. 11.   Why would you trust Mr. Goldsmith? Everybody knows he __________. 12.   “What a  __________ little creature he is,” –  said Lady Farrow upon seing a chameleon for the first time. 13.   Who’s left the door open again ? __________ , Anne! And don’t pretend it wasn’t you.  14.   You know, your mimic and gestures __________ of your true intentions. 15.   I’ve been  __________ all night long, but I don’t remember a thing!  16.   The atmosphere was so chaotic as if it was __________. 17.   We tried our best to make our arguments __________, however the words came out all wrong and jumbled. 18.   The recent economic scandal also has a __________. 19.   The character from the book __________ all Mia ’s ideals.  20.   Since I’m in hospital, my classmate Claire  __________ me__________ on all the tasks and school gossip. 21.   Is this phrase too complicated? Maybe I should __________ to make it clear?  Task 2. Roll the dice and see what task you get. Pull a word from the envelope and try to make your partner guess the word. You receive 1 point for each word/word combination they guess correctly. See who gets more points. 1  –  Spell the word backwards. 2  –  Name an antonym ( or an antonymous expression ). 3  –  Name a synonym. 4  –  Pictionary. 5  –  Give a definition with all the words starting from the letter your partner names. 6  –  Pantomime. P.S. I know, the synonyms and antonyms can be tricky with these expressions, but don’t take it too seriously. Have fun ;) Foul play A laughing stock For goodness’ sake!  It is all one to me A big mouth To come clean To give smb your word To lay one’s cards on the table  Rule-governed Impoverished A sense of community and belonging To hit the books Contempt    To keep smth under one’s hat  To drive smb away To be played for laughs A survival skill To get the wrong end of the stick To call on smb (to do smth)
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