Splendid Expressions

DAY 5: Learning

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
His business is struggling and he's finding it difficult to keep his ......... above water.
A
body
B
mouth
C
head
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! 'To keep your head above water' means to have just about enough money to stay in business.
Question 2
Several speculators made a ........ through buying and then selling shares in the company.
A
success
B
killing
C
win
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'make a killing' you make a lot of money in business very easily.
Question 3
When I went into business I had no support whatsoever and I was left to ........ or swim.
A
sink
B
drop
C
fall
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! 'To sink or swim' means to fail or be successful.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
He's not making a fortune but he's keeping his head ........ water.
A
over
B
above
C
on
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to keep your head above water'.
Question 2
Don't expect to ........ a  killing in business. You'll do well to survive the first year.
A
get
B
do
C
make
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to make a killing'.
Question 3
The company has a very sink or ........ approach to their new managers and give them very little training.
A
swim
B
float
C
paddle
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to sink or swim'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. Do you know of a local small business which is probably finding it difficult to keep its head above water?
  2. Which areas of business is it often possible to make a killing?
  3. Has there ever been situation where you or a friend were left to sink or swim?

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