Splendid Expressions

DAY 1: Power and Politics

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
Dad's ........ his soapbox again, going on about what the Government's doing wrong.
A
at
B
on
C
in
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If you are 'on your soapbox' you are speaking passionately on a subject you feel strongly about.
Question 2
I really don't know who to vote for. Can't I just ........ on the fence?
A
sit
B
stand
C
lie
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'sit on the fence' you avoid or are unable to make a choice between two sides of a discussion, argument or debate.
Question 3
Mathew is a useful person to know as he has friends in ........ places.
A
main
B
big
C
high
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you have 'friends in high places' you know important or influential people who can help you get what you need.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
Joe got on his ........  and went on and on about how expensive it was to go to a football match these days.
A
shoebox
B
soapbox
C
vegetable box
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to get on one's soapbox'.
Question 2
Why don't you make a decision and stop sitting on the ........ ?
A
fence
B
wall
C
hedge
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to sit on the fence'.
Question 3
It's great to have friends in high ........ but I'd like to be successful on the basis of my own ability, not on who I know.
A
areas
B
places
C
spots
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to have friends in high places'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. Is there a subject that is guaranteed to get you on your soapbox?
  2. Do you tend to sit on the fence if two friends disagree about something?
  3. If you had friends in high places would you use them to your advantage?

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