Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.
Listen to a conversation below between Joy and Greg.
Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Joy:||Hey Greg! What’s up?|
|Greg:||I’m preparing to watch the big game tonight between the Blue Devils and Brave Falcons.|
|Joy:||Sounds exciting but without their star player, I think the Blue Devils don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell that they’ll win.|
|Greg:||I know! The players’ injuries early in the season have had a snowball effect on the team’s performance.|
|Joy:||That’s just the tip of the iceberg, Greg. They have bigger problems with their management.|
|Greg:||Really? What have you heard?|
|Joy:||The team’s manager, who has been portraying an image as pure as the driven snow was recently caught drinking and driving. Coupled with the team’s losses so far in the season, I’d say he’s walking on thin ice.|
|Greg:||That’s really sad. But at least they won that game with the Red Barons.|
|Joy:||That’s cold comfort considering it’s the only game they’ve won so far.|
|Greg:||You’re right. Oh well, let’s just hope that we’ll see a good game tonight.|
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- Question 1 of 6
A single act of kindness can have a snowball effect. When you do a good deed for someone, that other person is likely to also do good deeds for others. And the more people see examples of kindness around them, the more they are motivated to follow. This means that:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 6
Marsha should realize she’s walking on thin ice if she spends her last money on gambling. This means that:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 6
Her husband’s apology was cold comfort to Elsa after she suffered 10 years of abuse. This means that Elsa:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 6
People have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the lottery. The odds of choosing the right numbers is one in 14 million. This means:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 6
Ismail’s intention was as pure as the driven snow when he wrote a letter thanking the police for their help. Ismail’s letter was:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 6
What we know about the life of the actor was just the tip of the iceberg. Being a private person, he kept the most important parts of his life a secret. The first sentence means that:CorrectIncorrect
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