Splendid Expressions

DAY 5: POSSIBILITY & PROBABILITY

Step 1:  Learn

Question 1
We've received financial backing from several investors and the ........ is the limit now in terms of where the company goes from here.
A
stars
B
moon
C
sky
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If someone says 'the sky is the limit' they mean there is no restriction or end to the possibilities that exist.
Question 2
I don't know why you do the lottery. The odds are so ........ against you there's no chance of winning.
A
stacked
B
piled
C
placed
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If 'the odds are stacked against' something it is very unlikely to happen or be successful.
Question 3
We've put an offer in for the house but it's all up in the ........ at the moment and we don't really know if we're going to get it.
A
sky
B
air
C
wind
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If something is 'up in the air' the conclusion is uncertain or a decision is yet to be made.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
The team have spent millions on new players and the general feeling amongst fans is that the sky's the ........ this season.
A
limit
B
end
C
target
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'the sky is the limit'.
Question 2
What do you mean the ........ are stacked against you because of your age? You've got just as much chance as anyone else of getting the job.
A
tries
B
chances
C
odds
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done. The phrase is 'the odds are stacked against' something happening
Question 3
Sarah had decided to go to University this year but she's just fallen in love and her plans are all ........ in the air now.
A
up
B
away
C
off
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to be up in the air'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. If you start a new project is the sky the limit as far as the possibilities are concerned or do you tend to be more cautious?
  2. Is there a competition or election approaching in your country in which the odds are stacked against a party or individual winning?
  3. Are your holiday plans for this summer decided or still up in the air?

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