Frequency of Use: Medium to High
Last night, you went out to eat with some friends, and while you were at the restaurant, you notice that your father eating dinner with a woman that you don’t know. They seem very friendly, and when your mom calls you later that evening, you casually mention this unusual encounter. Your mom blows up and jumps the gun by posting a message on Facebook on our father and this unknown woman. Later that evening, your dad comes home with this woman, and your mother loses her cool and yells at your dad. Your dad patiently listens and then introduces the family to his sister who he had just discovered just recently.
How do you think the mother will feel, knowing that she had jumped the gun by believing that your father was meeting someone secretly? What do think will happen next?
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.