In this video, we’ll learn some idioms. These idioms are about ‘perseverance’. They are:
- give up
- go through with something
- hang in there
- stick with something
- sweat something out
A: Decide if the person continues with something already started.
۱٫ Karen is part of a study group that meets once a week in the library. However she has been very busy lately and has been thinking of leaving the group. After some thought, however, she decides to stick with it. She puts on her coat, gathers her books, and goes to the library.
۲٫ Brian is very nervous about marrying Ann. One day he wants to do it, and the next he does not. On the day of wedding, he decides to go through with it. He puts on his best clothes, and goes to church.
۳٫ John is trying to repair his television set. He has no idea what is wrong with it and he is ready to give up and call in a professional to repair his set. He goes to the phone.
۴٫ Margaret is at a party where she does not know anyone and all the people she has met are boring. She wants to leave, but she does not want to offend the host. She decides to sweat it out. She sits down and starts talking to someone.
۵٫ Fred signed up for four years in the army, but is thinking about leaving after two. He has a nice job waiting for him in the family business. In the end, however, he decides to hang in there and not leave because he feels he should honor his contract. He writes a letter to his family to tell them of his decision.
B: Complete the following sentences with the appropriate idiomatic expression.
۱٫ Karen entered a dance contest. After two hours, her feet hurt so much that she had to … .
۲٫ Amy started a new job which she finds very difficult. She is tempted to quit, but her boss tells her it is always hard in the beginning and it will get easier as time goes on. Amy has confidence in her boss and decides to … in … .
۳٫ Mike took a final examination in history and did not think that he did well. He wanted to know right away if he passed or not, but the teacher was slow in correcting the exams. Mike just had to … it … .
۴٫ Although Greg did not enjoy his summer job as a construction worker, he decided to … … it because the money was good.
۵٫ Stewart and Gail had planned a hiking trip for the weekend. When they listened to the weather forecast, they heard that it might rain. They decided to … … with the trip anyway because it was the only weekend they had free.
۱٫ The person goes on doing what he already started.
۲٫ The person goes on doing what he already started.
۳٫ The person DOES NOT continue.
۴٫ The person goes on doing what he already started.
۵٫ The person goes on doing what he already started.
۱٫ give up
۲٫ hang in there
۳٫ sweat it out
۴٫ stick with it
۵٫ go through with
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