Discussion Points. June 8th-11th

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Sport

A massive corruption scandal is causing shock waves in the footballing community as it turns out bribes had been paid to senior FIFA officials since 1998. Do you think the game's reputation is now tarnished?
-shock waves
-bribes
-tarnished

Politics

Greece has failed to reach a payment deal with its creditors pushing the Eurozone into an even deeper crisis. Do you think Greece will be forced out of the Euro? Is it the right thing to do?
-payment

Health

A child in Girona was recently diagnosed with diphtheria, the first case in decades, and it has sparked the debate on whether parents should be allowed to not vaccinate their children. Do you think vaccination should be obligatory for all?
-to spark

Economy

A recent study has shown that 80% of purchases in Spain are still done using physical cash and coin where as in Germany and the UK 60% of purchases are done electronically. Do you think the trend will spill over or will people in Spain continue to buy most of their things with physical money?


Special Section. Idioms. Part III

Blessing in disguise
Something good that isn't recognized at first.
Burn the midnight oil
To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
Can't judge a book by its cover
Cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
Caught between two stools
When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives. .
Cross that bridge when you come to it
Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before.
Cry over spilt milk
When you complain about a loss from the past.
Curiosity killed the cat
Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
Cut corners
When something is done badly to save money.
Cut the mustard
To succeed; to come up to expectations; adequate enough to compete or participate
Devil's Advocate
To present a counter argument
Don't count your chickens before they´ve hatched
This idiom is used to express "Don't make plans for something that might not happen".
Don't give up the day job
You are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally.

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