Splendid Expressions Week 7: Day 5 of 5

Topic: TIME and FREQUENCY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

You're cutting things a bit ........ Your train leaves in 15 minutes. Don't you think you should be leaving?

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b)
c)
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2

I go to football once in a ........ moon so I can hardly call myself a fanatic.

a)
b)
c)
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3

If we get our ........ on we might have just enough time to see the end of the film when we get home.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) We got caught in the traffic and it a bit fine but we did eventaully make the meeting on time.

B) Once in a blue we get a visit from my sister-in-law, so we're not very close.

C) Come on! Get your skates . You'll be late for school.

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Make them your own!

1) Do you always leave for appointments early or cut it a bit fine?
2) Can you think of an activity that you only do once in a blue moon?
3) Do you have a friend or colleague who leaves things to the last minute and has to get their skates on?

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