Advanced Level
Lesson 14


Advanced English
Lesson 14 - Animals

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English Expressions

In each of the advanced level lessons we learn five new American English Expressions that are related to the topic of the lesson. Here are this lesson's expressions.

fat cat - business person with a lot of money

smell a rat - sense that something seems wrong

watch like a hawk - watch very closely

The chickens come home to roost. - You have to face the consequences of your bad deeds.

When the cat's away, the mice will play. - People misbehave when they're not supervised.


Select the correct expressions in the conversation below.

A - Did you hear about the latest political scandal?

B - No, what happened?

A - Some banker were caught bribing city politicians.

B - Really? How did they get caught?

A - Someone who worked at the bank noticed strange things and reported to federal authorities that they .

B - Wow! That employee was brave.

A - The federal authorities investigated the suspicious transactions and realized that the money was going to city officials. Now the federal authorities are to see if other bankers are involved too.

B - That's good that they're watching them because .

A - The bankers and the city officials who accepted the bribes are going to jail. . They will be punished for what they did.


More Practice
Write sentences using the expressions.



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