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SUCCESS AND FAILURE


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impressive accomplishments
Successful Samantha has a long list of ...
a phenomenal success
It seems like everything she does ends up being a ...
a highly effective
In her very first job, she created ... way to motivate the company’s employees, resulting in a dramatic improvement in workplace morale.
a dramatic improvement
In her very first job, she created a highly effective way to motivate the company’s employees, resulting in ... in workplace morale.
an unprecedented success
If she can pull it off, it’ll be an ... (success in something for the first time in history) and the crowning achievement (best or most significant achievement) of her career.
a crowning achievement
If she can pull it off, it’ll be an unprecedented success (success in something for the first time in history) and the ... (best or most significant achievement) of her career.
a modest success
So far, the program has enjoyed ... (some limited success) but there is still room for improvement (potential for improvement).
room for improvement
So far, the program has enjoyed modest success (some limited success) but there is still ... (potential for improvement).
making good progress
However, Samantha says that the team is ..., and that in the next month or two she hopes to make a breakthrough (make a sudden advance in success, especially when you overcome an obstacle).
to make a breakthrough
However, Samantha says that the team is making good progress, and that in the next month or two she hopes ... (make a sudden advance in success, especially when you overcome an obstacle).
to bring out the best
Although Samantha is very ambitious, she’s also a very likeable person. She ... in other people, and quickly wins the respect of colleagues.
to win the respect
Although Samantha is very ambitious, she’s also a very likeable person. She brings out the best in other people, and quickly ... of colleagues.
to fail miserably
Samantha’s brother, Disastrous Dan, is the opposite – everything he attempts seems ...
to dash his hopes
He wanted to be a doctor, but his teachers told him he wasn’t smart enough, ... (making him abandon hope) of a career in medicine.
to lose his nerve
He had the opportunity to do a prestigious internship in another country, but he ... (lost his courage) and turned down the offer.
to completely fail
He then applied for various jobs, but ... to show up to the interviews on time.
a mediocre performance
He was eventually hired, but later lost his job during an economic downturn due to his ... (average work, not very special) and total lack of remarkable achievements.
A remarkable achievement
He was eventually hired, but later lost his job during an economic downturn due to his mediocre performance (average work, not very special) and total lack of ...
a spectacular failure
Dan then tried to start his own software company to compete with Samantha’s; that was ....
a recipe for disaster
He invested his life savings in the business, despite all his friends telling him that it would be ... (very likely to result in disaster).
to be way off the mark
His sales predictions were ... (completely inaccurate), and the company went under (lost all its money and shut down) just eight months after it was founded.
To go under
His sales predictions were way off the mark (completely inaccurate), and the company ... (lost all its money and shut down) just eight months after it was founded.
to be doomed to failure
Poor Dan – it seems like he’s ... (destined to be unsuccessful). But if all else fails (if everything is unsuccessful), he can always move into Samantha’s mansion as a last resort (a final possibility)!
if all else fails
Poor Dan – it seems like he’s doomed to failure. But ... (if everything is unsuccessful), he can always move into Samantha’s mansion as a last resort!
as a last resort
Poor Dan – it seems like he’s doomed to failure. But if all else fails, he can always move into Samantha’s mansion ... (a final possibility)!