Useful Phrases and Expressions

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   clue      excuse      get       have      into      make      over      tell      tongue      up      voice   

Complete the following sentences with the words from the box. You will need to use some of the words more than once !

have - into - make - voice - up - get - excuse - tell - clue - tongue - over

  1. Why are you shouting at the top of your ? I'm standing right next to you.
  2. He's very nervous. He's been asked to a speech at his nephew's wedding.
  3. I didn't the point of what she was saying. Did you understand her?
  4. There's so much noise in the room that I can't hear you. Please speak .
  5. I'll leave my phone number on the notice board in case you need to in touch with me.
  6. It was a difficult subject to explain, but he managed to himself understood very well.
  7. Please don't raise your voice to me. I don't want to an argument about this.
  8. She's only three years old; she may have a watch but she can't the time yet.
  9. I haven't a what the answer to your question is. Maybe Mary can help you.
  10. Some people find it easy to conversation; I find it quite hard.


  1. I don't believe he was ill yesterday. He's just making an .
  2. If you have a problem, talking it with someone often helps.
  3. We a long conversation every time we meet.
  4. Please lower your . Everyone can hear you.
  5. She talked us going with her.
  6. Don't waste time on unnecessary details. to the point.
  7. You should always be truthful. It is wrong to a lie.
  8. The name of the shop is on the tip of my but I just can't remember it now.