Peters could play Santa Claus
This extract, from a longer article, illustrates the use of chance langugae in everyday events. For those with a knowledge of and interest in New Zealand politics, a discussion could take place about whether "a 50-50 chance" is a reasonable assessment of the political situation. Others may just like to intuitively explain what Mr Peters means. It is a good motivator to use before sending students to search for their own examples of chance language in the media.
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