Softening 2

By admin 7 comments

This is a very simple idea but we find that our students have a lot of problems doing it.

So the explanation is very short but we are giving a lot of practice activities.


If you use a negative adjective, it can sound aggressive and insulting.

You are small.

It’s dirty.

He is stupid.

It is often much better to use not very plus a positive adjective.

You are not very big.

It is not very clean.

He is not very intelligent.


As I said, a simple idea that can make you sound much more professional.

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Jul 7, 2012, 2:34 pm

Thanks .They are very usuful activities!


Jul 7, 2012, 3:51 pm

Thank you so much 🙂


Jul 7, 2012, 3:55 am

Many thanks


Jul 7, 2012, 9:50 am

Thanks.They are very good exercise.


Jul 7, 2012, 2:31 pm

good need a advance spoken lesons


Jul 7, 2012, 9:52 am

Obviously, that is expensive. I normally charge sixty dollars for a 45 minute conversation class on Skype. I was considering offering my subscribers here some lessons at half-price, thirty dollars, but I am not sure that there is a demand.


Aug 8, 2012, 8:04 pm

Thank you very much teacher,
“god bless you”

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