A. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with the words or phrases from the box. (You may not know the meaning of all the words. Look such words up in a dictionary, or ask your teacher.)

out of luck

mystery

true to his word

chores

semester

between you and me

look up

1. Some people find household ______________ a bore, but I like to help at home.

2. Who stole the diamond is still a _____________________.

3. This _____________________ we are going to have a class exhibition.

4. ____________________, the elf began to help Patrick.

5. Can you __________________ this word in the dictionary?

6. I started early to be on time, but I was ________________. There was a traffic jam!

7. She says she’s got a lot of books, but ________________ I think most of them are borrowed.

1. Some people find household chores a bore, but I like to help at home.

2. Who stole the diamond is still a mystery.

3. This semester we are going to have a class exhibition.

4. True to his word, the elf began to help Patrick.

5. Can you look up this word in the dictionary?

6. I started early to be on time, but I was out of luck. There was a traffic jam!

7. She says she’s got a lot of books, but between you and me I think most of them are borrowed.

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