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I've tried to use a swear word here! #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:13 am   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "American Slang Words (14)", question 1

The teenagers next door make a lot racket when their parents are out of town.

(a) play a lot of tennis
(b) eat a lot of food
(c) make a lot of noise

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "American Slang Words (14)", answer 1

The teenagers next door make a lot of noise when their parents are out of town.

Correct answer: (c) make a lot of noise
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I've tried to use a swear word here! #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:26 pm   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

Hi,
Don't spit profanities. Swearing is bad !

Incidentally, I reckon you might have made a slip-of-the-pen:
shouldn't it be make a lot of racket
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I've tried to use a swear word here! #3 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 13:46 pm   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

lost_soul wrote:
Hi,
Don't spit profanities. Swearing is bad ! Yes, and profanities also tend to be censored by the software. ;)

Incidentally, I reckon you might have made a slip-of-the-pen:
shouldn't it be make a lot of racket You're right about the typo, but I don't think it was the test-taker's pen that slipped.

By the way, why are you keeping a low profile, Alex? :lol:
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I've tried to use a swear word here! #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 13:50 pm   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

Hi, Amy

I have to keep a "low" profile because the software of this forum does not allow me to have large signatures in my profile :)
(it is a pun, I guess.)
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I've tried to use a swear word here! #5 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 14:01 pm   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

Hi Alex

I suspected that might be the reason (or at least one of them). :lol:

Hats off to you. The ability to successfully play with words this way is often not easy for a non-native speaker.
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I've tried to use a swear word here! #6 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 14:06 pm   I've tried to use a swear word here!
 

Amy wrote:
Hats off to you.

Thanks ! :)
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