Talk - Don't Talk

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the correct answer for each of the questions below:

 
 

1 - Many Irish people I know speak really well. They seem to have the gift of the ______ .

a - mouthed
b - diarrhoea
c - gift
d - gab
e - tongue
 

2 - I think the Americans say "shoot the ______ " to mean the same.

a - gift
b - sealed
c - breeze
d - word
e - clam
 

3 - He told me to shut my ______ . I thought that was very rude.

a - clam
b - sealed
c - gab
d - mouth
e - words
 

4 - He says lots of stupid things in a loud voice. He's really loud-______

a - tongue
b - mouth
c - breeze
d - lips
e - mouthed
 

5 - Don't just stand there saying nothing. Has the cat got your ______ ?

a - breeze
b - fat
c - tongue
d - diarrhoea
e - face
 
 

6 - You make great presentations. You really have the ______ of the gab.

a - sealed
b - tongue
c - gift
d - donkey
e - mouth
 

7 - This must be our secret. Do not breathe a ______ .

a - fat
b - words
c - word
d - gift
e - button
 

8 - I almost told him the news by mistake. I had to bite my ______ .

a - button
b - tongue
c - donkey
d - mouth
e - gift
 

9 - When he realized that he had said too much about the confidential new project, he shut up like a ______ .

a - gab
b - fat
c - mouth
d - clam
e - donkey
 

10 - You can trust me to keep it confidential. My lips are ______ .

a - words
b - word
c - clam
d - mouthed
e - sealed
 

11 - I can't stand him. He's always shooting his ______ off about something or other.

a - word
b - breeze
c - mouthed
d - mouth
e - words
 

12 - I'm talking far too much. I've got verbal ______ .

a - mouthed
b - fat
c - diarrhoea
d - clam
e - gift
 

13 - He told me to ______ it. I thought that was rude too.

a - button
b - face
c - diarrhoea
d - mouthed
e - sealed
 

14 - Come around some time and we can chew the ______ , as the British say.

a - mouth
b - gab
c - lips
d - fat
e - donkey
 

15 - Hold your ______ . Don't say another word.

a - mouthed
b - tongue
c - donkey
d - gab
e - diarrhoea
 

16 - Let's have the news. Come on, out with ______ !

a - words
b - donkey
c - breeze
d - it
e - fat
 

17 - I won't say another word. My ______ are sealed.

a - donkey
b - gab
c - lips
d - breeze
e - gift
 

18 - This is highly confidential. Keep your ______ shut.

a - mouth
b - diarrhoea
c - gift
d - words
e - face
 

19 - As the British say about someone who talks a lot, he could talk the hind-legs off a ______ .

a - donkey
b - fat
c - face
d - button
e - sealed
 

20 - I don't know what to say. I'm completely lost for ______ .

a - breeze
b - tongue
c - donkey
d - mouthed
e - words
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