Book: Honeydew

Chapter: 4. Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

Subject: English - Class 8th

Q. No. 4 of Working with Language

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Given below are jumbled sentences. Working in groups, rearrange the words in each sentence to form correct sentences.

You will find that each sentence contains an idiomatic expression that you have come across in the lesson. Underline the idiom and

write down its meaning. Then use your dictionary to check the meaning.

(i) Stop/and tell me/beating about/what you want/the bush.

(ii) don’t pay/If you/ attention/you might/the wrong train/to the announcement/board

(iii) The villagers/tried/the crime/on the young woman/to pin.

(iv) Bepin Babu/orders to/telling people/under/loved/doctor’s/eat early/that he was.

(v) the students/The teacher/his eyebrows/ when/said that/all their lessons/raised/they had revised.

(i) Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you want.

Idiom: Beating about the bush = discuss a matter without coming to the point.

(ii) If you don’t pay attention to the announcement you might board the wrong train.

Idiom: Pay attention: Take notice of someone or something.

(iii) The villagers tried to pin the crime on the young woman.

Idiom: Pin the crime: to accuse someone for the crime.

(iv) Bepin Babu loved telling people that he was under doctor’s orders to eat early.

Idiom: Under doctor’s orders: absolutely essential

(v) The teacher raised his eyebrows when the students said that they had revised all their lessons.

Idiom: Raised his eyebrows = doubting the truthfulness of a situation or statement.

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