Your brother completely forgot about his wife’s birthday because he was busy playing video games with his friends from work. When he realized his mistake, he rushed back home and told his wife that his car had broken down along the road, and he didn’t have reception to call her. He just couldn’t come clean. He also told her that he had ordered her some flowers, but the company must have delivered them to the wrong address. You can see in her face that she is not sure whether to believe you or not. Then, you hear a knock at the door, and when your wife opens it, one of your coworkers hands her one of your video games and comments what a great time he had earlier that evening with you.
Now, your wife looks very angry. How are you going to come clean about what really happened? How are you going to regain her trust?
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.