Frequency of Use: High
You received complimentary tickets to attend the concert of one of the best bands in the country. You also have backstage passes to meet with the band after the show. However, one day before the concert, your brother invites you to a party instead. He says that you shouldn’t miss it because several old friends from high school will be there. So, what will you do in this case: take a rain check on the party and go to the party, or take a rain check on the concert (which may never come again), or attend the party?
“I’ll take a rain check on the concert. I’m thinking about going only because my brother loves the band. I want to see my old friends instead.”
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.