ENGLISCH/722: Brainteasers (168) · Body Talk 3 (SB)

B R A I N T E A S E R S - Body Talk 3 (difficult)

Quizzes and puzzles for learners of English

168 Questions to build up your wordpower

Choose one of the following expressions to complete the sentences or just answer the questions:

1. To lose face means ...

a. to lose consciousness
b. to be humiliated
c. to lose your good looks
d. to look vacant
e. to remove make-up from your face

2. Complete this phrase: as bold as ...

a. bronze
b. brass
c. copper
d. steel
e. aluminum

3. If you turn a blind eye to something, you ...

a. ignore it
b. are blind in one eye
c. are going round a blind corner
d. have a black eye
e. cannot judge it

4. Lines on the face are called ...

a. folds
b. creases
c. pleats
d. overlaps
e. wrinkles

5. If someone gives you the cold shoulder, he...

a. gives you a piece of cold meat to eat
b. tackles you in a football game
c. speaks frankly and openly to you
d. pats you on the back
e. refuses to talk to you


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Brainteasers 167 - Food proverbs and quotes (difficult)

And here they are:

Food Proverbs and quotes - (difficult)

1. "To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
    (La Rochefoucauld)

2. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

3. "Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it,
    but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave."
    (Emile Souvester)

4. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

5. "Part of the success in life is to eat what you like and let the
    food fight it out inside."
    (Mark Twain)

6. "The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than
    the discovery of a new star."
    (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

7. When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct
    medicine is of no need.

8. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

9. You are what you eat.

10. "Hunger is the best sauce in the world."

11. "Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles
    (Samuel Pepys)

12. "Kissing doesn't last: cookery does."
    (George Meredith)

13. Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter
    and in wine.

14. Even were a cook to cook a fly, he would keep the breast for

15. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not
    dined well."
    (Virginia Woolf)

16. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

1 March 2007