Useful Language

Expressing agreement That's right. I think so too. I totally agree I quite agree with that point of view Expressing disagreement I'm afraid I disagree. Nothing of the kind. Quite the opposite. I can't agree with that point of view.
Developing the idea There is one more thing to be noted... In this connection I'd like to add... What is more- Giving opinions I really think It is my belief that... In my opinion It's everybody's opinion
Expressing contrast Although... But... However... Despite... In spite of... Drawing conclusions In view of all this... Summing it up... In a word... In short... On the whole...


Match the expression in the left column with synonymous expression in the right one and complete the Useful Language box with these expressions accordingly.

1. In conclusion a. I believe that

2. On the other hand b. More than that

3. I might as well add that I agree

4. My point is that d. To sum up

5. That's true e. I don't agree

6. Quite the contrary f. while I accept that


16 Read what famous people said about market. 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. Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.

An Wang (1920-1989), Chinese American physicist

2. The only reason to invest in the market is because you think you know something others don't.

R. Foster Winans, American businessman

3. Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.

Thomas J. Peters (1942-), American management consultant

4. Supply always comes on the heels of demand.

Robert Collier, American writer, publisher

5. Always think of your customers as suppliers first. Work closely with them, so they can supply you with the information you need to supply them with the right products and services.

Susan Marthaller

Read what famous people said about competition. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated below. Support your point of view with reasons and examples from your reading, your observations or your own experience. Use the expresions from the Useful language box to develop your idea and express your opinion.

1. Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches.

John Ruskin (1819-1900), British critic, social theorist

2. Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

Henry .Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company

3. There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Indian Prime Minister

4. Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.

Mario Puzo (1920-), American novelist

5. The price which society pays for the law of competition is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), American industrialist



Chapter FOUR


  2. A Pidgin Language
  3. A. What countries is English the first language? Match English-speaking countries with their national flags and capitals.
  7. Body Language in American Politics
  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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