Thursday, 15 May 2014

USING TWO-PART PHRASES IN WRITINGS

Using two-part phrases will help you enhance your writing for an international exam such as CAE, CPE or IELTS.

Try using some of these two-part phrases the next time you write a letter/ essay/ article/ story...

LEAPS AND BOUNDS
                                                         PROS AND CONS
ROUGH AND READY
                                                        UPS AND DOWNS
THROUGH AND THROUGH
                                                        GIVE AND TAKE


Examples

Any skill such as playing the violin improves in leaps and bounds if you practise enough. (article)

Even though our relationship had its ups and downs, I was sure that ours was a match made in heaven. (story)

It would be infinitely preferable to take into consideration the pros and cons of building a new factory before making a final decision. (formal letter)


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Students´samples:

I’m sick and tired of having to queue every time I go to the bank.

There are pros and cons to travelling abroad alone.

I´m learning to speak English in leaps and bounds.

I´m an Italian food fan through and through.

I don´t like romantic films. They go on and on.