Lets see how well you remember the idioms from the last post. Read the text below and replace the underlined phrases from the idioms you have learnt.

When I was at university in London, I used to love to pop into town on a Saturday afternoon and take a break from (1)discussing work with my classmates. Unfortunately, since I was a student and I had to be careful with my money, I usually ended up (2) just looking. If, on the odd occasion, I did need to buy something, I had to (3) search for the best price and went (4) around in a panic to find the best deal. I have my first job now and don’t live in London anymore. When I get the chance to go back, I usually (5) buy lots of things and (6) carry on shopping until I am exhausted. It’s all very exciting but I (7) rush around and knock things over as I try to find what I’m looking for.

  • Do you think the writer is male or female? How do you know?
  • What are the differences between the way men and women shop?

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