Frequency of Use: High
You are speeding down the highway about 20 kilometers an hour above the speed limit while texting your best friend at the same time.
Then, you see a police car in your rearview mirror, and they pull you over. Fear runs through your mind as the police write out a very expensive speeding ticket. As you drive away, you hit a traffic sign, and it damages your father’s car. The police stop you again and give you another ticket for reckless driving.
Now, you’re in really hot water. What should you do in this situation?
“I might talk to my mom and explain the situation before I discuss anything with my dad.”
Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it.