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    Vocabulary: success or failure

    In our present society, people have to SUCCEED, always and always more.   




    Everyone wants to be the best;  therefore, they must measure themselves and compete against each other... and not only against oneself...

    Goals must be set!






     An achievement/ a success 
     To achieve something 

     To succeed in doing something 

     To be successful in doing 

     To manage to do sth
     A feat/ an exploit
     To be a success/ a hit (spoken)                                                                                
     To be a bestseller 
     To go right 
     An achiever
     A go-getter (spoken)
     Prosperous/ thriving/ flourishing  
     A triumph/ to triumph over




    - He couldn't manage it: he couldn't do it.

    - To have success in sth: to succeed in doing/ to manage to do.

    - To meet with success: to be successful.

    - To be crowned with success: to have reached success.

    - Everything went right (for him).

    - He's flushed with success.





     A failure 
     To fail in sth/ to be unsuccessful in doing sth                                                           
     To fail to do sth
     To be a failure
     To be a flop
     A fiasco/ a washout 
     In vain/ to no avail 
     To go wrong 




    - There's something wrong/ There's something amiss: something's going wrong!

    - To fall on one's sword: to accept the consequences of an unsuccessful or wrong action.

    - To fight a losing battle: trying to do something with little chance of succeeding.

    - To be a flash in the pan: the success isn't likely to be repeated.

    - With flying colours: very successfully.

    - To be sent on a fool's errand: to try to do something which has no chance of success. 

    - To be back to square one: no success in what they were trying to do, so they have to start again.

    - To be in the bag: success or victory is going to be achieved.

    - The game is not worth the candle: the advantages to be gained are not worth the effort involved.

    - Close but no cigar: a good attempt but not quite good enough to succeed.




    As you see, there are many ways to express SUCCESS  or FAILURE! No problem for you! You'll pass the test! 


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    1. You’re : your claims are much too high and will never be accepted.

    2. 'Don’t worry about Nina… She’s a real and she’ll do what’s expected of her…'

    3. I’m glad she her speech in spite of her fear of crowds.

    4. 'I can’t all this work on my own. I need someone to help me.'

    5. 'It wouldn’t be fair to when he has so much useful work to do here.'

    6. 'If I were you, I wouldn’t persevere. The game .'

    7. In spite of the actors’ efforts, the play was a complete and was performed only 5 times.

    8. 'With the tie-break John has just won, no doubt the match is !'

    9. 'Of course, Lucy can be a leader! Look at her, she’s a real and can be very persuasive.'

    10. The company has been tremendously since the new team of managers implemented the necessary reforms.

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