19/11/13

Modismos con partes del cuerpo humano: ejercicios



Ejercicio 1

Rellena los huecos con nombres de partes del cuerpo humano

1.                 She murdered him in cold ............
2.                 I have a .............to pick with you.
3.                 Stop racking your ..............
4.                 Her advice fell on deaf .............
5.                 I’m up to my ............in work.
6.                 She finished her homework in the twinkling of an                .........
7.                 It’s incredible! He has a .............in every pie.
8.                 I never know whether to believe him or not, he’s                 always pulling my ..........
9.                 The situation has got out of ...............
10.               What beautiful roses! I can see you have green                    .................

     CLAVE

     1-blood; 2-bone; 3-brains; 4-ears; 5-eyes; 6-eye; 7-finger; 8-leg; 9-hand; 10-fingers

     
 Ejercicio 2

Rellena los huecos con una de las palabras dadas entre paréntesis
    
 1. What a beautiful sole! It makes my ..........water (mouth/tongue) 
 2. Get it off your .................., then you’ll feel better (breast/chest)
   3.  Mark can’t feign – he wears his ................on his sleeve      (head/heart).
4. Winston is an Englishman to the ...............(backbone/cheekbone).
     5.       The other candidate had a ................in his cupboard too    (body/skeleton)
     6.       Her husband is the murderer – I feel it in my     ...............(knuckles/bones).
     7.       It’s the third glass you’ve broken this week – you’re a butter-       ..............    (fingers/hands).
     8.       I think they’re up to something – keep your ..........to the ground   (ear/eye).
     9.       She discovered that her idol had ...............of clay (legs/feet).
     10.     Why did you have to say that? You should have bitten        your.................   (nails/tongue).

      CLAVE

      1-mouth; 2-chest; 3-heart; 4-backbone; 5-skeleton; 6-bones; 7-fingers; 8-ear; 9-feet, 10-tongue

      Modismos usados en los ejercicios:

      To murder someone in cold blood - asesinar a alguien a sangre fría
      To have a bone to pick with someone - tener que ajustar cuentas con alguien
      To rack one's brains - comerse el coco
      To fall on deaf ears - caer (algo) en saco roto
     to be up to one's eyes in work/debts/problems, etc - estar hasta el cuello de trabajo/deudas/problemas, etc.
     in the twinking of an eye - en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
     to have a finger in every pie - estar en el plato y en la tajada
     to pull someone's leg - tomarle el pelo a alguien
     to get out of hand - desmandarse, irse de las manos
     to have green fingers - dársele a alguien muy bien la jardinería
     to make one's mouth water - hacer(se) la boca agua
     to get it off one's chest - desahogarse
     to wear one's heart on one's sleeve - ser transparente, llevar las emociones escritas en la cara
     to the backbone - hasta la médula
     to have a skeleton in one's cupboard - tener algo sucio que ocultar/un secreto inconfesable (lit. tener un esqueleto en el armario)
     to feel it in one's bones - tener un presentimiento
     to be a butter-fingers - tener las manos de trapo
     to keep one's ear to the ground - mantenerse alerta/al loro
     to have feet of clay - tener los pies de barro
     to bite one's tongue - morderse la lengua

     From my Diccionario Bilingüe de Modismos, Verticebooks.





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