General Phrases

Step one: Listening and repeating the phrases

Step two: Practicing English phrases with the dialogue. Once you know how to pronounce the phrases, you can mute the video and practise

Step three: Doing the following exercise:

General Expressions in English - Exercise 1

General Expressions in English - Exercise 1

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Welcome to Joseph teaches English.
Today's video: yes and no and the many in betweens.

If we take the time to ask for premission to do something we generally want to hear the word .
We don't want to hear the word .
But about this all "in between" space?
Somewhere in the middle there's .
What can be in there?
Somewhere between 'maybe' and 'yes' are words like . It's possible. . It's possible.
An even better answer would be Probable.
Yes, it's .
Sure, it's probable.Maybe. .
Better than 'probable' is
It's very likely...yeah, "sure, we can do that", "for the most part:
. Maybe.
It's even better if we can get the person to say Likely.
We're so close to a 'yes'...
The only thing better than "highly likely" but not as good as a 'yes' is .
Definitely. It's .
But what's on the other side of 'maybe' downward?
We've got words like "it's ", "it's iffy", "fifty-fifty", "so and "
If you hear those words, it's closer to 'no', not close to 'yes'.
Worse than doubtful is Doubtful.
If you hear 'highly doubtful' you might as well forget it.
I mean "there's a ". (but I wouldn't bet it)
The only thing worse than 'highly doubtful' and not quite as bad as 'no' is A Snowball's Chance in .
Think about it. A Snowball's Chance in Hell.
That basically means ''.
If a person's going to say that I would rather them just come straight out and say 'no'.
That's the 'yeses' and 'noes' and the in betweens.
Thanks for watching.
See you at the next video.
It's highly .
No, it's .

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