SELAA 3

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SELAA 3
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Speak English LAA Lesson 3
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  1. Whether I told him or not is beside the _____. He knows we always start at 9.
    Whether I told him or not is beside the POINT. He knows we always start at 9.


    not relevant
  2. I _______ the interview and didn't get the job.
    I blew the interview and didn't get the job.


    • blow sth
    • spoil; perform badly
  3. If he buckles down, he'll have an opportunity to study at Harvard.
    If he buckles down, he'll have an opportunity to study at Harvard.


    • buckle down
    • start working seriously
  4. I can't _________ the traffic in the morning. I'd rather take the subway.
    I can't STAND the traffic in the morning. I'd rather take the subway.


    • can't stand sth
    • hate
  5. If you keep __________ classes, you'll fail the exam.
    If you keep CUTTING classes, you'll fail the exam.


    miss classes without an excuse
  6. You want to do 150 km an hour? Come on! _______ real! You'll get a ticket.
    You want to do 150 km an hour? Come on! GET real! You'll get a ticket.


    be serious/realistic
  7. She has her ________ set on going campign this weekend, no matter what the weather is like.
    She has her HEART set on going campign this weekend, no matter what the weather is like.


    • have one's heart set on ...ing
    • really want to do sth
  8. You didn't pass the exam? No surprise. You never ______ the books.
    You didn't pass the exam? No surprise. You never HIT the books.


    start studying
  9. She's a lost ________. She'll never learn to drive. She's not interested.
    She's a lost CAUSE. She'll never learn to drive. She's not interested.


    • a lost cause
    • hopeless situation
  10. I don't give  a _______ about what he thinks. I'll do it anyway.
    I don't give  a HOOT about what he thinks. I'll do it anyway.


    not to care about sth
  11. The article was published in a journal. I tried to read it but it was _______ my head and didn't get anything.
    The article was published in a journal. I tried to read it but it was OVER my head and didn't get anything.


    beyond one's understanding
  12. I'd better stop slacking _______. This presentation is due tomorrow but I haven't started working on it yet!
    I'd better stop slacking OFF. This presentation is due tomorrow but I haven't started working on it yet!


    • waste time
    • a slacker: person who slacks off all the time
  13. I'm afraid we don't _________  a chance (of winning) against them. They are superb!
    I'm afraid we don't STAND a chance (of winning) against them. They are superb!


    have the possibility of success

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