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New English File Advanced File 4A - Grammar
Terms in this set (18)
"I like your bag. Susan has a similar one, doesn't she?"
"________ _____ Susan, did she get the job?"
(changing the direction of a conversation but making a link to what has just been said)
by the way
"See you tomorrow. _____ ____ ______, how is your brother?" (changing the subject)
I went to bed late last night. ________, it was today at 2 am.
(additional information, usually surprising or unexpected)
We didn't go away at the weekend because I had too much work. _______ the weather was awful, so we didn't miss anything.
(introducing the idea that what you said before is less important than what you are going to say OR returning to the main topic after a digression)
Yes, it was a bad accident. ___ _______ nobody was killed, though.
Tom's coming to the meeting, or ___ _______ he said he was. (introducing a positive point after some negative information or making what you have just said less definite)
As I was saying
_____ _____ _____ _________, if Mark gets the job we'll have to reorganize the deparment. (returning to a previous subject, often after you have been interrupted)
On the whole
_____ _____ ______, I think that women make better journalists than men. (generalizing)
all in all
I like both flats, but ____ ___ _____, I think I prefer the one next to the cathedral. (saying that you are taking everything into consideration)
I think we should buy them. _______ ____, we'll never find them anywhere cheaper than this. (introducing a strong argument that the other person may not have taken into consideration or summarising)
I don't think I'll come to Nick's party. It will finish very late. ________, I won't know many people there. (adding aditional information or arguments)
________, my job involves computer skills and people skills.(introducing the most important or fundamental point)
_________ you can't get a real idea of life in Japan unless you can speak the language. (introducing a fact that is very clear to see or understand)
She's very selfish. ____ _______, she never thinks about other people at all. (making things clearer or giving more details)
In other words
A lot of people booed, and some people even left early. ___ _____ ______, it was a complete disaster. (saying something again in another way)
Please try not to make a mess when you make the cake. ___________ I'm going to have to clean the kitchen again. (saying what the result would be if something did not happen or if the situation were different)
As far as ..... is concerned
That's all you need to know about the travel arrangements. _____ _____ _____ accommodation ___ __________, the options are living with a family or living in a hall of residence.
That is to say
The government are going to help first-time buyers. ______ ___ ___ ____, they are going to make mortgages more easily available. ( introducing an explanation or clarification of a point you have just made)
On (the) one hand ......... on (the) other hand
____ _____ _____ _______, more young people today carry knives. _____ _____ _____ ______, the total number of violent crimes has dropped. (balancing contrasting facts or points)