Splendid Expressions

DAY 5: Business

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
It's a great film and looks at all the wheeling and ......... that goes on in the financial centres of the world.
A
trading
B
selling
C
dealing
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! 'Wheeling and dealing' refers to the complicated, sometimes deceitful transactions that take place in the world of business.
Question 2
The agreement paves the ......... for one of the largest mergers to have taken place this year.
A
way
B
road
C
path
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If something 'paves the way' for something it makes it possible to happen.
Question 3
The Government has given the green .......... to businesses wishing to apply for licenses to operate in the sector.
A
light
B
message
C
sign
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you are given 'the green light' to do something you are given permission to do it.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
Mehdi always has his mobile phone to his ear ........ and dealing and acting the successful businessman perfectly.
A
scheming
B
playing
C
wheeling
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to wheel and deal'.
Question 2
Experts predict that the new regulations will ........ the way for a huge increase in small businesses.
A
lead
B
pave
C
run
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to pave the way'.
Question 3
The company has given its legal team the ........ light to take action against their competitors.
A
green
B
orange
C
red
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to give something/someone the green light'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. How do you feel when you see people on trains loudly wheeling and dealing on their mobile phone?
  2. Are you aware of government legislation in your country or region that has paved the way for new business practices?
  3. If your boss gave you the green light to organise a social trip for your colleagues where would you take them?

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