This week we’re talking about a subject close to our hearts - technology! We’re discussing what we love about tech being a big part of our lives as well as some of the disadvantages. Our language focus this week is all about ‘conversation fillers’ - useful phrases you can use when you’re not sure what to say in English.
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A curve ball
Language Focus: Conversation Fillers
If you don’t know or are not sure what to say in English then you can use a language filler. This will help you to both sound more like a native speaker and give you a little more time to think about what you are going to say. Language fillers in the middle of sentences include sounds and words such as errr, ummm, well, like, so, say, etc.
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Love hate relationship: a relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate
EX: Most of the time I’m really happy using technology but from time to time it’s so frustrating!I guess it’s a love hate relationship!
To be long in the tooth
To get under your skin
To be ahead of the game
Off the top of your head
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