Question 6: Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 8. The company was dealing a ________ blow when its chief designer deserted to another firm.
Knowledge of fixed phrases
* Consider the answers:
A. killing /ˈkɪlɪŋ/ (a): extreme fatigue, exhaustion; extremely interesting
B. mortal /ˈmɔːrtl/ (a): death; potentially fatal, serious
C. homicidal /ˌhɒmɪˈsaɪdəl/ (a): capable of murder, related to murder
D. suicidal /ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdl/ (a): suicide, suicide
* Phrase: Strike/deal a mortal blow (to sth) (idm): to destroy, completely destroy or deal a powerful blow to something
The company was completely ruined when its main designer was left for another company.