Splendid Expressions Week 24: Day 2 of 5

Topic: POWER AND POLITICS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

The Government are being accused of letting the press set the ........ for their policies?

a)
b)
c)
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2

I've got a serious complaint and I want to speak to the person who runs the .........

a)
b)
c)
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3

Don't ask me. It's the manager who ........ the shots around here.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) The environmental lobby are in a much stronger position to help the agenda than they've ever been before.

B) Some men in the senor management team have a problem that a woman is the show.

C) There are too many managers calling the and no clear leadership.

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Make them your own!

1) If you were able to set the agenda in your local area what issues would you like to see addressed?
2) If you had a complaint with a local business which wasn't being resolved, would you insist on speaking to the person who runs the show?
3) Would you like to be the person who calls the shots in an organisation or are you happier being told what to do?

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