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Useful Language

Expressing agreement That's true. I agree. I totally agree. I quite agree with that point of view.   Expressing disagreement I don't agree. I'm afraid I don't agree. Quite the contrary. I can't agree with that point of view.  
Expressing certainty It is obvious (that)... I am certain (that)... I am sure (that)...   Expressing doubt I doubt that... It is hardly likely (that). It's questionable (that)...  
Developing the idea There is one more thing to be noted... More than that... In this connection I'd like to add... What is more... Giving opinions My point is that... It is my belief that. I believe that... I really think...  

 

16* Match the function in the left column with the appropriate expression in the right one and complete the Useful Language box with these expressions accordingly.

1. giving opinions a. It is clear (that)...

2. expressing certainty b. I might as well add that...

3. expressing doubt That's right.

4. expressing disagreement d. In my opinion,

5. expressing agreement e. I really can't agree with you

6. developing the idea there.

f. It is most doubtful (that)...

 

17 Read what famous people said about economy and economics. Discuss the position of the authors. Support your point of view with reasons and examples from your reading, your observations or your own experience. Use the expressions from the Useful Language box to develop your idea and express your opinion.

1. People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.

Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 ), great Roman orator, politician

2. There can be economy only where there is efficiency.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, Prime Minister

3. Profit is the ignition system of our economic engine.

Charles Sawyer

4. The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters/

Jean-Paul Kauffmann

5. In economics the majority is always wrong.

John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist

 

18 Read what famous people said about job and production. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated below. Support your point of view with rea-sons and examples from your reading, your observations or your own experience. Use the expressions from the Useful Language box to develop your idea and express your opinion.

 

1. The tougher the job, the greater the reward.

George Allen, American football coach

2. I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives.

Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981), American peace activist

3. The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

Albert Camus (1913-1960), French existential writer

4. Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.

Jim1 Manzi, American businessman

5. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

Jim Rohn, American businessman, philosopher

 

Chapter TWO


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  1. A BREACH IN LANGUAGE BARRIERS
  2. A Pidgin Language
  3. A. What countries is English the first language? Match English-speaking countries with their national flags and capitals.
  4. ANALOGY IN NATURAL LANGUAGES
  5. AND UKRAINIAN LANGUAGES. AFFIXATION.
  6. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS LANGUAGE
  7. Body Language in American Politics
  8. COMMON FEATURES OF MODERN MODELS OF LANGUAGE
  9. Cultural differences. Body language
  10. Discuss with your partner the following questions using expressions from Language skills 2.
  11. England information file: Total population 49 mln. Capital - London. National day - St. George, April 23. National symbols - Red rose, lion, and bulldog. Language - English.
  12. English Is the Language of Communication




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