Splendid Expressions Week 21: Day 1 of 5

Topic: POSSIBILITY AND PROBABILITY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I think we need to leave ........ the possibility that Simon has decided not to come to the party.

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b)
c)
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2

Your dog ate your homework? That's a ........ story!

a)
b)
c)
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3

There's a ........ chance I won't be at work tomorrow. I might have to stay at home to wait for a delivery.

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

4

A) Why are you so pessimistic? You should try to leave open the that they may invite you for an interview.

B) An accident? That's a likely if I ever heard one.

C) The team have a slim of winning but they'll have to be in the very best form.

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Make them your own!

1) Do you think we should leave open the possibility that there are other life forms in the universe?
2) What was the last explanation you were given that you thought was a likely story?
3) Is there a slim chance of your local football team winning a competition next year?

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