Kill two birds with one stone – Idiom

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More example sentences from the web:

  • President Obama is hoping to kill two birds with one stone by using green energy to create jobs and cut pollution. 
  • Getting rid of the bugs, you can do two – kill two birds with one stone. You’ve got a lantern and some bug zappers.
  • I knew I needed to visit him, and figured I could kill two birds with one stone since I received the notice for the reunion around the same time.
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Get along

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More example sentences:

  • I don’t get along with Sebastian, we have nothing in common!
  • The reason you don’t get along is because you have different values.
  • I like her so much! We are getting along well.

Another meaning of ‘TO GET ALONG’ is ‘to manage’, ‘to cope’, ‘to make progress while doing something’.

Example sentences:

  • I’m not getting along well with my schoolwork. I need to work harder.
  • How are you getting along with your work?
  • I just can’t get along without a secretary.

SYNONYMS:

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Test your knowledge of present and past tenses – Intermediate level

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“Awful” – What does it mean?

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More example sentences from the web:

  • I feel like something awful will happen.

  • I’m an awful person and a really awful doctor.

  • They heard an awful sound.

Visual thesaurus of this term:

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“Awful” in the news: 

Saskatchewan man feels awful about historic bridge he set on fire

A song containing this term: Awful – Never Shout Never 

One, two, three, four
It’s an awful way to feel,
You feel so low like you can’t go on
But don’t you fear my dear,
You’re the only thing that keeps me feeling
Anything at all
Close your eyes and ease your troubled mind
Ah ah ah ah
Sometimes in the middle of the night
I wake up and roll out of bed
And wonder why I even woke up in the first place
It’s so awful
Then to make the matters even worse
I swear my love I have a curse
I can’t do anything quite right
I swear I’m trying
It’s so awful
I’m awfully awful
Today
It’s a complex sort of thing
The type of thing that I don’t like to
Sing with all my heart
Emotions fade the nightmares start
And I can’t waste my time
I close my eyes and ease my troubled mind
Ah ah ah ah
Sometimes in the middle of the night
I wake up and roll out of bed
And wonder why I even woke up in the first place
It’s so awful
Then to make the matters even worse
I swear my love I have a curse
I can’t do anything quite right
I swear I’m trying
It’s so awful
I’m awfully awfully awful
Today

I’m waking up for the first time
Since I lost track of my ways
I took my last pill last night
I’m waking up for the first time
The last time
Ah ah ah ah

Sometimes in the middle of the night
I wake up and roll out of bed
And wonder why I even woke up in the first place
It’s so awful
Then to make the matters even worse
I swear my love I have a curse
I can’t do anything quite right
I swear I’m trying
It’s so awful
I’m awfully awfully awfully awful
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“To cope with something/somebody” – What does it mean?

To_cope_withExample sentences from the web:

  • The car industry cannot cope with the regulations that we have enforced.
  • How can the unemployed cope with the astronomical cost of electricity?
  • To help Slovakia in coping with this demanding task, the European Union promised to provide adequate financial assistance.

Words you may not know:
REGULATION => an official rule or law that says how something should be done.
UNEMPLOYED => not employed; without a job; out of work.
ADEQUATE => enough for some need or requirement.

Test (Intermediate-level English students)

Match the adjectives in the box with their opposites. Then complete the sentences A) =>D) with one of the adjectives of the first part of the test.
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