Splendid Expressions

DAY 2: Communication

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
I think you've missed the ......... We can't carry on ignoring the situation. We need to take action.
A
point
B
issue
C
fact
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'miss the point' you don't understand or appreciate an important issue.
Question 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.
A
leg
B
hand
C
foot
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'get off on the wrong foot' with someone you make a bad start to a relationship.
Question 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.
A
word
B
statement
C
message
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'put in a good word' for someone you recommend or say something positive about them.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
I ........  the point of his argument completely. Did you understand what he was getting at?
A
lost
B
missed
C
confused
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to miss the point'.
Question 2
Try not to get  ........ on the wrong foot with my family. For example, stay off the subject of politics!
A
off
B
away
C
in
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done. The phrase is 'to get off on the wrong foot'.
Question 3
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.
A
put
B
let
C
give
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to put in a good word for someone'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  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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