Bingo cards were first used in German schools in the 1800s as an educational tool to teach students spelling, animal names, and multiplication tables. Today in many classrooms around the world bingo is still used as an instructional tool. The numbers can be replaced with unsolved math problems, pictures or vocabulary for teaching both English as a second language and English as a foreign language. B-I-N-G-O
Hello and welcome to episode 62…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the Idiom of the Day …is… given half a chance
One chance is all you need.
given half a chance … if someone or something is given half a chance…they will do something if they get a slight opportunity
If he got a small opportunity, he would leave his job today.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… given half a chance
If given half a chance, he’d leave this job today.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … given half a chance
Given half a chance, many people would eat pie for breakfast.
I’d live full-time in Paris given half a chance.
Given half a chance, he’d skip going the gym tomorrow morning.
chance is used as a noun in the idiom…given half a chance
Chance means if there is a chance of something happening, it is possible it will happen.
There is a slight chance of rain today.
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