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BBC Learning English Quiznet Biscuits and cakes

1. a) b) c) d)

The British English word 'biscuit' is known as '__________' in American English. digestive cookie cake scone

2. a) b) c) d)

I've heard some bad excuses from him before but this one really __________. takes biscuits takes the cookie takes the biscuit takes a biscuit

3. a) b) c) d)

She is a __________, but don't worry, I won't let her get away with any bad behaviour. hot cake hot cookie tough biscuit tough cookie

4. a) b) c) d)

I can't believe they chose Ann to do that job instead of me! Oh well, _________. that’s the way the cookie crumbles that’s the way the biscuits crumble that’s the way a cookie crumbles that’s the way cookies crumble

5. Management too often uses a __________ approach to problem-solving; they really should try something different for once! a) baking b) cookie-cutter c) cooking d) scone-cutter 6. I had no problem finding your house, it was __________! The map you gave me was really detailed. a) a piece of cake b) a bit of cake c) a biscuit d) a cookie

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ANSWERS:

1. The British English word 'biscuit' is known as '__________' in American English. a) digestive – This is not the correct answer. A digestive is a specific kind of plain, slightly sweet biscuit/cookie. Try again. b) cookie – This is the correct answer. Well done! c) cake – This is not the correct answer. A cake is soft; biscuits/cookies are usually hard and flat. Try again d) scone – This is not the correct answer. A scone is a small, round cake usually containing either dried fruit or cheese. Try again.

2. I've heard some bad excuses from him before but this one really __________.

a) takes biscuits – This is not the correct answer. Try again. b) takes the cookie – This is not the correct answer. Try again. c) takes the biscuit – This is the correct answer. 'To take the biscuit' describes something that is either the best or the worst you have ever seen or heard about. Well done! d) takes a biscuit – This is not the correct answer. Try again.

3. She is a __________, but don't worry, I won't let her get away with any bad behaviour.

a) hot cake – This is not the correct answer. Try again. b) hot cookie – This is not the correct answer. Try again. c) tough biscuit – This is not the correct answer. Try again. d) tough cookie – This is the correct answer. A tough cookie is a person who is very difficult to deal with. Well done!

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4. I can't believe they chose Ann to do that job instead of me! Oh well, _________.

a) that’s the way the cookie crumbles – This is the correct answer. 'That’s the way the cookie crumbles' means 'that's the way things have worked out and there is nothing that can be done to change them', 'that's the way life goes', or 'that's fate'. b) that’s the way the biscuits crumble – This is not correct. Try again.

c) that’s the way a cookie crumbles – This is not correct. Try again. d) that’s the way cookies crumble – This is not correct. Try again.

5. Management too often uses a __________ approach to problem-solving; they really should

try something different for once! a) baking – This is not correct. Try again. b) cookie-cutter – This is the correct answer. A 'cookie-cutter approach' describes a standard way of dealing with things, sometimes called a 'one-size fits all' approach. Well done! c) cooking – This is not correct. Try again. d) scone-cutter – 'Scone' is not the correct word. Try again.

6. I had no problem finding your house, it was __________! The map you gave me was

really detailed. a) a piece of cake – This is correct. 'A piece of cake' is used to describe something that can be done easily. Well done! b) a bit of cake – 'Bit is not the correct word. Try again. c) a biscuit – This is not correct. Try again. d) a cookie – This is not correct. Try again.

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