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    COURSE: Destination Reading IIIUNIT 1: A New Place: Moving Toward Friendship

    Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues (Idioms)Complete the following items to practice the vocabulary

    strategy for this unit.

    Use context clues to explain the meaning of each underlined idiom.

    On the first line, write the meaning of the idiom. On the second line,

    write the context clue.

    1. When Arturo had finished his homework, he found himself at loose ends.

    Since he had no obligations, he decided to go to the park.

    2. Alicia and her sister fought like cats and dogs when they were younger, but

    now they are best friends.

    3. Were always on the same page, Lin said to Hector. Were such good

    friends because we see things the same way.

    4. Claudia bent over backwards for her English teacher, but no matter how

    hard she worked, she couldnt seem to earn an A.

    Learning Objective:

    Use context clues to determine the meanings of com-mon idioms.

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    5. We cant really understand another person until we have walked a mile in

    his or her shoes.

    6. Something smells fishy about your story, Baos grandmother said. Are you

    telling a lie?

    7. Damen had been worrying all day about his lost library book. That night,

    out of the blue, he suddenly realized he should look under his bed.

    8. When you treat people badly, someday youll get a taste of your own

    medicine. You probably wont like being treated badly yourself.

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    Match the underlined idiom in each sentence with the correct meaning from

    the box.

    1. The dog began eating right off the bat, the moment Ashley put the dish

    down.

    2. Ive done half the work on our science project. Now the ball is in your court.

    3. Brandon had a great time dancing at the party. When he won the raffle, too,

    it was the icing on the cake.

    4. Deena tried to avoid getting in trouble for talking during the test by passing

    the buck to Sophie for talking to her first.

    5. Mira looked at the few dollars shed earned mowing lawns. It was only a

    drop in the bucket compared to what she needed to buy a new bike.

    made things worsedoing it incorrectlyits your turnimmediatelya small amounta bonusblaming someone else

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    2008 H

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    arcourt Publishing Com

    pany. All rights reserved.

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    arcourt Publishing Com

    pany.

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    6. Jerome only added fuel to the fire when he called Evan a liar during a

    heated argument over who took the trash out last.

    7. Youre on the wrong track, Ms. Smith said. Then she showed Lupe how to

    do the math problems correctly.

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