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'.
Anyway...
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 .
Bye.



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