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Idiomatic expressions with give

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1. PHRASES AND IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS WITH GIVE

A. Look at the extract from the text on pages 114-115. What does the phrase in bold mean?
On 5 April, he died, giving birth to the legend that
Tutankhamun’s tomb was cursed.
B. Read the sentences below and match the
phrases/expressions in bold with their
meanings.


announcement in advance
1. I’ve never had Japanese food before, so whenAndrew invited me to a Japanese restaurant for
dinner, I thought I’d give it a try. (  )
2. Alex gave vent to his frustration and shouted at James for breaking his computer. (  )
3. Although both men had been arguing over the issue for several months, neither seemed
prepared to give ground. (  )
4. After being late to work for six successive days, my cousin was given the sack. (  )
5. Our landlord gave us two months notice to leave the house. (  )

a. to withdraw, retreat
b. to express forcefully
c. to use or experience something in order to
test it
d. to dismiss
e. to give a warning or make an

2. VERBS STARTING WITH THE PREFIXES EN- AND DEA
A. Read the examples below and answer the questions that follow.
1. The Pharaoh demoted his general for neglecting his
duties.
What does demoted mean?
a. made important
b. moved to a lower rank
c. awarded
2. The boy king remains ensconced in his golden coffin in
his original tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
What does ensconced mean?
a. inaccessible
b. uncovered
c. settled comfortably

B. Read the following sentences. How do the prefixes en- and de- alter the meaning of the word code?
No matter what forms our military use to encode confidential information, it seems that the enemy always finds a way to decode the messages.

Note:
• The prefix en- when used to form a verb indicates to put into a situation or to cause something to
become e.g. danger → endanger, large → enlarge.

• The prefix de- when used to form a verb indicates the opposite or to remove something e.g.
compose → decompose, forest → deforest

C. Complete with the correct prefix, en- or de-.
1. We want to close the play area, so the baby doesn’t get into things he shouldn’t.
2. I know the hard work might motivate you at first, but it will be worth it in the end.
3. I usually use the microwave to frost frozen food.
4. The runner has to drink a lot of water to keep from getting hydrated.
5. This class will able you to practise CPR in the event of an emergency.

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