Frequency of Use: Medium
You had the assignment to write a five-page paper in your English class, but you decided to go to the beach over the weekend instead of focusing on your essay. Basically, you thought you would have time to finish it when you returned. Unfortunately, as you were preparing to go home, your car was towed away with your computer because you had parked it illegally, and you won’t be able to get your car until Monday. So, what are you going to do: be honest with your teacher and face the music, or come up with a different story to avoid accountability?
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.