小測驗 — 日常英語中的陳詞濫調

Cliches are phrases that are used too often. Try this test to see if you know these English cliches.
A quiz about cliches.

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單字 “cliche” 來自法語,它的意思是 “老生常談、陳詞濫調”。英語中有些慣用語、句子和片語被使用的頻率很高,人們聽多了後就覺得這些詞語變得沒有什麼意思了。你還在使用這些老套的詞語嗎?做下面六道題,讓你的英語詞彙與時俱進。

1. Complete the cliche which means that a good result is a good result even if there were difficulties: All’s well that ______.

a) finishes fine

b) stops safe

c) ends well

d) closes clear

2. Complete the cliche which means that someone is very old: He was as old ______.

a) as the mountains

b) as the sea

c) as the sky

d) as the hills

3. Complete the cliche that means you have to work hard to achieve something: No pain, ______.

a) no good

b) no benefit

c) no help

d) no gain

4. Complete the cliche which means a small part of something bigger: It was the ______ of the iceberg.

a) top

b) tip

c) bottom

d) end

5. Complete the cliche which means someone is in a bad mood: He woke up ______.

a) on the wrong side of the bed

b) in the kitchen cupboard

c) at the end of the garden

d) in the car without the keys

6. Complete the cliche which means it’s clear that something bad is going to happen: The writing ______.

a) is on the floor

b) is on the roof

c) is on the wall

d) is on the fence

答案

1) c, 2) d, 3) d, 4) b, 5) a, 6) c.