Splendid Expressions Week 9: Day 2 of 5

Topic: COMMUNICATION

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I think you've missed the ......... We can't carry on ignoring the situation. We need to take action.

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c)
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2

I got off on the wrong ........ with one of my new colleagues at the office party. I complained to him about smoking at the dinner table.

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b)
c)
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3

Do you think you could put in a good ........ for me where you work? I'm thinking of applying for the clerical job there.

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

4

A) I the point of his argument completely. Did you understand what he was getting at?

B) Try not to get on the wrong foot with my family. For example, stay off the subject of politics!

C) It's quite embarassing really. Steve asked me to in a good word for him but I don't think he could do the job.

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Make them your own!

1) Can you remember the last time you were having a discussion and someone missed the point?
2) Have you ever got off on the wrong foot with someone?
3) If you were putting in a good word for your best friend, what things could you say about him or her?

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