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EFL / ESL - level  B2  - C1


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 Ten kitchen proverbs - an interactive quiz 

Words of wisdom from the kitchen

Quite a lot of English proverbs and idioms began life in the kitchen !
Interactive: fill in on your computer.
Complete these proverbs and sayings with the correct word from the list below, and find the appropriate meaning for each from the list a - j. below.  
For example, for the first proverb, you could write   b -  soup as an answer... but that would be wrong, of course.
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Missing words: milk, cooks, soup, pot, jam, eggs,  plate, frying-pan, tea-cup, cake Storm
  1. He's got more than enough on his  
  2. To jump out of the  into  the fire.
  3. You can't have your  and eat it!
  4. Don't cry over spilt  .
  5. It's  tomorrow but not today  (and tomorrow never comes!)
  6. It's a storm in a 
  7. Too many  spoil the broth. (broth = soup)
  8. A watched  never boils.
  9. You can't make an omelette without breaking 
  10. You're really in the   now.

Meanings - list a - j

  • It's sometimes easier to do things without other people's help.
  • The good things are always promised, but never given.
  • To go from a bad situation to a worse one!
  • The more impatient you are, the longer things seem to take.
  • You can't have the best of everything.
  • You're in a problematical situation.
  • It may be necessary to do something that seems bad in order to get a good result.
  • He's already got too much to do.
  • It's a lot of trouble for nothing.
  • Don't worry about things when it's too late.

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