Discussion Points. June 1st-5th

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FIFA has recently reelected Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as leader of the football organization, amid a huge corruption scandal affecting senior staff. How corrupt do you think FIFA is?


The final of the Copa del Rey was marred by people booing the national anthem just before the match. Should they play the national anthem even if it is expected that the crowd will boo?
-to boo


A recent US report has revealed that 2 people a day are killed by American police officers and there is a disproportionately high number of African-Americams who are killed by the police. Why do you think these results are such?


Esperanza Aguirre, the PP's candidate for mayor of Madrid, has been criticized for some of her Tweets such as accusing Podemos of wanting to set up a 'soviets' and she also admitted that she hadn't read the manifesto of her opponent. Will these allegations lead to a Aguirre losing votes?

Special Section. Idioms. Part II
A hot potatoe.
Speak of an issue which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed
A penny for your thoughts
A way of asking what someone is thinking
Actions speak louder than words
People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
Add insult to injury
To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.
An arm and a leg
Very expensive or costly. A large amount of money.
At the drop of a hat
without any hesitation; instantly.
Back to the drawing board
When an attempt fails and it's time to start all over.
Ball is in your court
It is up to you to make the next decision or step
Barking up the wrong tree
Looking in the wrong place. Accusing the wrong person
Be glad to see the back of
Be happy when a person leaves.
Beat around the bush
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Best of both worlds
Meaning: All the advantages.
Best thing since sliced bread
A good invention or innovation. A good idea or plan.
Bite off more than you can chew
To take on a task that is way to big.

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