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Body Words - Eye
Word Focus - Information and Contents
This exercise practises extended meanings
of eye. Read through these texts and fill each gap with one of
the expressions containing eye with the same meaning as the word or
phrase in brackets. Make sure you change the grammar where necessary.
private eye, one in the eye, shut-eye,
raised eyebrows, an eye for an eye, cast one's eyes over, you're a sight for
sore eyes, more to him/her than meets the eye, keep an eye on, with one's eyes
1. Can you ____________________ (look after)
the children for me for a few minutes?
2. I've been up all night. I really need a few
hours' _______________________ (sleep).
3. He went into this agreement ________________________
(with full knowledge).
4. He was suspicious of his partner's motives,
so he hired a ____________________ (detective) to keep a check on him.
5. He wants ________________________ (revenge) for
what the criminals did to him.
6. The president had hoped to win the vote, so
losing it was ________________________ (a big disappointment).
7. There were many ________________________
(surprised reactions) when the Prime Minister announced he was going to cut
8. I've ________________________ (carefully
examined) the plan and everything looks fine.
9. Well, well! ____________________________ (It's
wonderful to see you). I was beginning to think no one was coming to the party.
10. Be careful! She seems quite innocent, but
there's ___________________________(a lot hidden about her).
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