SELAA 1 to 6 - Part 3

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SELAA 1 to 6 - Part 3
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  1. He gave me another chance but I _____ it. I arrived late...
    He gave me another chance but I BLEW it. I arrived late...
  2. If you don't buckle _________ to your job, you'll be fired. You had better buckle down and get busy.
    If you don't buckle down to your job, you'll be fired. You had better buckle down and get busy.
  3. Why elderly shoppers _______ stand Britain's towns: Lack of public toilets and places to sit is putting older people off visiting
    Why elderly shoppers can't stand Britain's towns: Lack of public toilets and places to sit putting older people off visiting

    put sb off doing sthg: discourage
  4. Thousands ______ class on make-up day in Houston

    Thousands of Houston students and teachers stayed home on Good Friday instead of reporting to class to make up for a school day canceled by bad weather.

    Teachers in Houston ISD who did show up reported having as few as one student in their classrooms. District spokeswoman Sheleah Reed told the Houston Chronicle that officials didn’t foresee the widespread absences.

    A January winter storm forced the largest school district in Texas to cancel classes and designate Good Friday as a make-up day.

    Schools receive about $35 a student for daily attendance.
    April 19, 2014
    Thousands cut class on make-up day in Houston

    Thousands of Houston students and teachers stayed home on Good Friday instead of reporting to class to make up for a school day canceled by bad weather.

    Teachers in Houston ISD who did show up reported having as few as one student in their classrooms. District spokeswoman Sheleah Reed told the Houston Chronicle that officials didn’t foresee the widespread absences.

    A January winter storm forced the largest school district in Texas to cancel classes and designate Good Friday as a make-up day.

    • Schools receive about $35 a student for daily attendance.
    • April 19, 2014
  5. Time for Manchester United to _____ real: Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy is long gone.

    Manchester United supporters must be hugely relieved that Sir Alex Ferguson is going to play a part in headhunting their next manager. He has achieved such a lot in the game, he knows the club inside out and he must have every promising coach's number in his contact book, so what could possibly go wrong?
    The Guardian
    April 23, 2014
    Time for Manchester United to get real: Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy is long gone.

    Manchester United supporters must be hugely relieved that Sir Alex Ferguson is going to play a part in headhunting their next manager. He has achieved such a lot in the game, he knows the club inside out and he must have every promising coach's number in his contact book, so what could possibly go wrong?

    • The Guardian
    • April 23, 2014
  6. I originally had my _______ set _____ agribusiness, but after doing some job shadowing, I've also thought about agronomy.
    I originally had my heart set on agribusiness, but after doing some job shadowing, I've also thought about agronomy.
  7. QUIZZ SCORING
    18 points — congratulations, doctor;
    15 to 17 points — honors graduate;
    10 to 14 points — you're plenty smart, but no grind (a person who works or studies too much);
    4 to 9 points — you really should _____ the books harder;
    1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately;
    0 points — who reads the questions to you?
    • QUIZZ SCORING
    • 18 points — congratulations, doctor;
    • 15 to 17 points — honors graduate;
    • 10 to 14 points — you're plenty smart, but no grind (a person who works or studies too much);
    • 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder;
    • 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately;
    • 0 points — who reads the questions to you?
  8. In professional sports, player safety tops every commissioner's list of major concerns. But in the National Hockey League, it's a _______ cause.
    In professional sports, player safety tops every commissioner's list of major concerns. But in the National Hockey League, it's a lost cause.
  9. Commissioner Foss accuses Sheriff of intimidation
    “That is my job and I really no longer give a _______ whether you like that or not,” she wrote.
    • Commissioner Foss accuses Sheriff of intimidation
    • “That is my job and I really no longer give a hoot whether you like that or not,” she wrote.
  10. His older sister's math textbook was _______ his head so it was useless.
    His older sister's math textbook was over his head so it was useless.
  11. Though employees often visit social networking sites to _______ _______, they're not the most frequented nonwork-related sites: YouTube was found to be the No. 1 online destination for employees looking for a little diversion.
    Several other sites made the list of popular destinations for slackers.

    BusinessNewsDaily
    • Though employees often visit social networking sites to slack off, they're not the most frequented nonwork-related sites: YouTube was found to be the No. 1 online destination for employees looking for a little diversion.
    • Several other sites made the list of popular destinations for slackers.
    • BusinessNewsDaily
  12. You haven't bought a ticket yet? You won't s__________ a chance. It's completely sold out.
    You haven't bought a ticket yet? You won't stand a chance. It's completely sold out.
  13. Maintain friendly eye contact but look up and to the right occasionally to digest what someone says. If you’re standing, balance your weight on both feet so that you don’t slouch. And stay quiet when others talk. Don’t keep looking for a way to ______ in and speak.

    Business Management Daily
    Maintain friendly eye contact but look up and to the right occasionally to digest what someone says. If you’re standing, balance your weight on both feet so that you don’t slouch. And stay quiet when others talk. Don’t keep looking for a way to butt in and speak.

    Business Management Daily

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