To learn more about transitional phrases (conjunctions)
Online quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 , Quiz 4
Mixed grammar questions
Work in teams to produce ideas for the speaking exam
Use a writing template to write draft presentations to share with the class
no student presentation today, so instead we’ll watch Janine Shepherd’s presentation and answer some questions
Bola’s presentation about Nigerian food
In the exam you will be giving a formal presentation, consequently you will need to:
Use Level 2 vocabulary and formal language
Have ideas, quotes, statistics and anecdotes about your topic
Structure your presentation in a logical way and be able to see different points of view
Use transitional phrases to link your ideas from introduction through to your balanced conclusion
B2 used to remark that something is surprising but true:Strangely enough, when it came to the test I actually felt pretty relaxed.
contrary noun [S] (the pronunciation of this is very controversial. The students say I can’t say it correctly!)
UK /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ US /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ formal
the contrary› the opposite:I was worried that it might be too hard for me but it turned out the contrary was true.on the contraryB2 used to show that you think or feel the opposite of what has just been stated:“I thought you said the film was exciting?” “On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!”to the contraryC1 saying or showing the opposite:For a long time it was thought to be a harmless substance, but we now have proof/evidence to the contrary.
UK /prɪˈzjuː.mə.bli/ US /-ˈzuː-/
B2 used to say what you think is the likely situation:They can presumably afford to buy a bigger apartment.Presumably he just forgot to send the letter.
likelihood noun [U]
UK US /ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/
C2 the chance that something will happen:This latest dispute greatly increases the likelihood of a strike.[+ that] There is every likelihood that more jobs will be lost laterthis year.There is little likelihood now that interest rates will come down further.in all likelihoodC2 almost certainly:In all likelihood everything will go to plan.
see previous days work on transitional phrases 🙂