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EXPRESSING SURPRISE and DISBELIEF January 14, 2010 NEUTRAL INFORMAL FORMAL That’s very surprising. Really? Here? Is she? That is a surprise. What a surprise. Good heavens. That’s amazing/extraordinary. My goodness. What? No! I don’t believe it! Are you serious? Well, I never! Oh, no! Fantastic! You don’t say. Who’d have thought it? Fancy that. You’re kidding. I find that very surprising. I must say it surprises me. I find it extraordinary. Indeed? How very surprising. I must say it surprises me. TASK 1 BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Do you belief to the following statements?? 1) A cat gets married with a dog. 2) A banana tree produces orange fruits. 3) A woman gave a birth to a baby crocodile. TASK 2 Study the following dialogue and underline which phrases express disbelief. Alex : I went to Soraksan last weekend. Brian : Really, who did you go with? Alex : Only my girlfriend and I went. Brian : You’re kidding… your girlfriend went with you? Did anyone else go? Alex : No, just the two of us. We had a great time. We climbed Sorak Mountain, had dinner at the Kensington Hotel and climbed up to Teetering Rock. It was incredible. Brian : Let me get this straight. You and your girlfriend went alone to Sorak? What about her folks and your folks, did they know about this trip. Alex : Oh yeah…it was no problem. Brian : Seriously,… I find this hard to believe… I know your parents, they wouldn’t allow this. Alex : Honestly, it was no problem Brian : Wow, I wish my folks were that liberal and open-minded. LET’S COMPARE EXPRESSIONS FUNCTIONS ü Are you serious? ü No! I don’t believe it. ü You must be joking. ü You’re kidding. Expressing disbelief ü Really? ü That’s very surprising. ü What a surprise! ü My goodness. Expressing surprise TASK 3 Complete the following conversation with the correct expressions of disbelief and surprise. Then, practice the conversations with your partner. Conversation 1. Joe : What did you do yesterday? May : Not much, I read a book. Joe :_______ May : How about you? Joe : I watched TV for a couple of hours and went to bed early. I’ve been really tired lately. May : _______ What from? Joe : Nothing in particular, I think I’m just bored. Conversation 2. Al : I’m never gonna get married!!!! Bia :_________ Why? Al I hate all women/men Bia :_______________________________________ I thought you had three girl/boyfriends?! Al : I did but they all found out about each other and now none of them will talk to me. I really loved one of them too… what was her/his name? Hmm?…. Bia :_______________________________________ You don’t know what love is. You’ll get married when you fall in love. Right now you’re frustrated and its your own damn fault. Conversation 3. Charlie : I went skiing about 15 times this past winter. Zack : __________ Where did you go? Charlie : All over the place but most of the time I went to Banff in Canada and skied at a place called Lake Louise Zack : ___________________________________________ That must have been really expensive. Charlie : It was but I won the lottery last year so I had plenty of extra money to blow. Zack : ______________________________________________________________ Charlie : ______________________________________________________________Continue It About these ads

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