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This exercise practises extended meanings
of words denoting colours. Read through this text and fill each gap with one of
the colours in the list.
blue (2), green (2), purple, red (2), white (3)
I went to a football game
last week. It was very eventful. First of all the
weather was so bad that the
match was almost called off, but it got better
and the referee gave it the (1)
________________ light half an hour before
the start. The match was very hard
and there were many fouls on both sides.
One player on our side was badly
fouled, saw (2) _______________, and
punched the other player. He was sent off.
Then their team scored a goal and
that was it. Our team put up the (3)
________________ flag and were
(4) ________________-washed 5-0.Their team played
so well they were
(5) ________________ hot.
Our team's fans screamed and shouted till they
were (6) ________________
in the face and (7) ________________ with rage. In the
end the losers felt
(8) ________________, especially the one who scored an own
goal. He was
(9) ________________-faced. When I see the talent in their team and
the lack of talent in ours I go (10) ________________ with envy.
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