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1

It's no good writing things in a notebook if you don't go back and study again.

Its no good doing something:
It will have no positive result.

2

What you learn in class is just the tip of the iceberg. You need to study at home as well.

The tip of the iceberg:
Only a small part of a much larger problem or matter.

3

Don't be afraid to make mistakes : u learn from trial and error.

There's no instant way of finding a cure - it's just a process of trial and error.

Trial and error:

a way of achieving an aim or solving a problem by trying a number of different methods and learning from the mistakes that you make.

4

You’d better brush up on your French before going to Paris.

As I had planned a holiday in spain , I decided to brush up on my spanish before I went.

Brush up on sth, brush sth up.



Improve your knowledge or skill in something, especially when you have not used it for a period of time.

5

I couldn't make sense of grammer.

Make sense of something:
Manage to understand something

6

He started to walk faster and the children had to run to keep up.



Technology changes so fast, it's hard to keep up with it.


He talks so fast, I can't keep up with what he's saying.

Keep up with someone or something:

to do whatever is necessary to stay level or equal with someone or something

7

Keep up the good work.

Keep up something:
Continue to do sth as well as you are doing it now.

8

The president has failed to get to grips with the two most important social issues of our time.


I can't seem to get to grips with this problem.

Get/come to grips with something:

to make an effort to understand and deal with a problem or situation

9

Let's not get bogged down with individual complaints.


Try not to get too bogged down in the details.


To be/become so involved in something difficult or complicated that you cannot do anything else

10

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he’ll be healthy again very soon.


to hope strongly that something will happen.

11

I've got a lot of work to do, but I can't seem to get down to it.



I must get down to booking the hotels.


Do you find it easy to get down to studying in the evening?

Get down to sth:
Begin to do something and give serious attention to it.


12

Is it a good idea to get into the habit of studying regularly?

Get into the habit of doing something:
Develop a particular habit.

13

Her speech steered clear of controversial issues.


They warned their children to steer clear of drugs.


Outside the exam room, I stayed(steered) clear of other students who are in a panic.

Stay/steer clear of something/somebody:

Take care to avoid sth/sb.

14

Hossein is a nice guy, but his work isn't up to much.

Not be up to much:
Not be very good.

15

I think he would better off doing a different type of course.

He would be better off working for a bigger company.

Be better off (doing sth):
Used to suggest that sb should do sth differently.

16

He dropped out of his job after his manager treated badly to him.

It wouldn't surprise me if he dropped out at the end of the year.

Drop out (of sth):
Not to do sth that you were going to do, or to stop doing sth beforr you have completely finished.

17

He came up with a great idea for the ad campaign.



Now she is starting to come up with more of her own ideas.

Come up with sth:
To produce ideas or a solution to sth.

18

Hoda stood up to present her confrence in front of her classmates, and you could see he was in his element!


By comparison, Charlotte is in her element.

In your element:
In a situation you know well and enjoy.

19

Hoda can think on her feet.
She is confident in her own ability.

Think on your feet:

Be able to think and react to things very quickly.

20

She is a very talented lawyer,
I'm sure she will go far!

Go far:
To be very successful in the future.

21

Baba knows his stuff, but he is not very encouraging.
I always do my best but he doesn't think much of me!

Know your stuff: know a lot about a particular subject.


Think much of sb:
Have s low opinion of them

22

He though I wasn't pulling my weight, when in fact I was just too shy to say anything.

Pull your weight:

To work as hard as everyone else in a job or activity.

23

I think the world of my niece- she is a smart, loving girl!

Think the world of someone/sth:
To have a very high opinion of someone or something.

24

She thinks very highly or alot of her boss.

Think highly , a lot of sb:
To have a good opinion of someone or something.

25

The new year is a natural time to think ahead and make plans for the future.


I'm often surprised by events, I need to think ahead more.

Think ahead:

To think carefully about what might happen in the future, or to make plans for things you want to do in the future.

26

I accept other people's opinions too easily.
I need to think for myself more.



You can't keep asking me all the time! You are going to have to learn to think for yourself.

think for yourself:
To make your own decisions and form your own opinions without depending on other people.

27

I would like to talk it over with my wife first.


If I have a problem , I like to talk it over with friends ot family.

Talk it/sth over:
Discuss with sb especially to help you make a decision.

28

I will think it over and give you an answer next week.


I need some time to think over his proposal.



I have thought over your offer and I would like to accept!

Think it/sth over:

Think carefully about the possible results of sth

29

We hadn't planned to go away - it was one of those spur of the moment decisions!


I do things on the spur of the moment- I don't think before I make up my mind.


On the spur of the moment:
Suddenly; without planning in advance.

30

I haven't made up my mind where to go yet.


I can't make up my mind what to wear to the party tomorrow.


Make up your mind:

To decide

31

I sometimes think back to my time at primary school.




It might help you to understand her if you think back to when you were her age.

Think back to sth:
Think about things that happened in the past.

32

He said he would left the book on the desk, and sure enough , there it was.



Sure enough: as expected

33

Traffic was held up for several hours by the accident.


Hold sth/sb up:
To delay someone or something.
Cause a delay or make someone or sth late.

34

It seemed to happen all of a sudden - I felt dizzy and I just collapsed.

All of a sudden:
Very quickly

35

I have had enough of this terrible weather.

Have had enough of something:
To want something to stop because it is annoying you.

36

I look forward to the evenings when I can go down to the river and have a swim.


I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year.


Look forward to sth:
To feel excited and pleased about something that is going to happen.

37

She is in good shape.
Opp: she is out of shape.

Physically fit.

38

Swimming really helps me get into shape.

Get into shape:
Become physically fitter as a result of taking exercise and eating healthy food.

39

Swimming didn't come easy for me.

Come easy:
Be difficult for somebody to do something.

40

It's just a question of working hard for a month and then you can relax.

Be question of doing something:

To be necessary to do a particular thing.
That is all you need for it to happen.

41

dancing seemed to come naturally to me.

Swimming comes naturally to me

Come naturally to sb:

If a particular skill comes naturally to you, you are able to do it easily. With little effort or learning.

42

I took swimming up seriously after my accident and it's done me a lot of good!


He has taken up the position of supervisor.


Have you ever thought of taking up acting?


Take up:
To start doing a particular job or activity.


Do sb good:
Have a helpful or useful effect on somebody.