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Functions
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CONTENTS

Functions Pages

Gap fillers -------------------------------------------------------------5
Opinion---------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Advice----------------------------------------------------------------- 6Suggesting-------------------------------------------------------------7
Offers------------------------------------------------------------------ 7
Invitation-------------------------------------------------------------- 8
Complaint------------------------------------------------------------- 8
Apology--------------------------------------------------------------- 9Prohibition------------------------------------------------------------ 9
Certainty---------------------------------------------------------------10
Probability------------------------------------------------------------ 10
Improbability--------------------------------------------------------- 10
Possibility-------------------------------------------------------------10
Impossibility--------------------------------------------------------- 11
Likes &dislikes------------------------------------------------------11
Preference-------------------------------------------------------------11
Necessity------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Permission------------------------------------------------------------12
Request--------------------------------------------------------------- 13
Cause &Effect-------------------------------------------------------13
Explaining & Justifying-------------------------------------------- 14
Fear--------------------------------------------------------------------14
Sympathy-------------------------------------------------------------14
Hypothesis------------------------------------------------------------15
Regret-----------------------------------------------------------------15
Indifference ----------------------------------------------------------15
Dissatisfaction -------------------------------------------------------15
Clarification --------------------------------------------------------- 16
G A P F I L L E R S

For oral use only:
- I mean....
- You see....
- Well, let me see...
- Look!
- Listen!
- If you see whatI mean!
- Do you see what I mean?
- Let’s get this into perspective.
- Watch it!
- Picture this.
- Look here!
- All right!
- Is that clear enough?

O P I N I O N

Asking for Opinion
• I was wondering where you stood on the question of immigration?
• What's your position on global warming?
• What's your opinion of the project?• What do you think of love?
• How do you feel about building a space prison for dangerous criminals?

Giving Opinion
• In my opinion the consequences of global warming will be fatal.
• As far as I'm concerned love is the noblest feeling.
• From my point of view, poverty could be fought with solidarity.
• As I see it, our planet is dying.
• I think / reckon /presume / gather it will get worse with time.
• In my view immigration is caused by unemployment.
• It would seem to me that technologies will control us sooner or later.
• It seems to me that democracy is the solution for developing countries.
• I feel the world is getting wilder than ever before.
• I believe politics should be more human...
• I figure that we are doomedto protect our planet before it is too late.
• To my mind cloning should be restricted.
• According to me Euthanasia should be banned.
• What I think / mean / believe is that developed countries are selfish.
• I mean that they don't try to help poor countries.
• I may venture that they are extremely sadist.
• As for me they like to be at top of the world.
•...
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