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Transitions 1 Adding points while discussing education

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This lesson will focus on adding points naturally, using a variety of expressions. The topic we will discuss is education. 

Introduction: 

In this lesson, we are going to work on using different phrases to add points, give further examples or make short lists. 

Warm Up: 

Did you go to university? What did you study? Why did you choose that? Try to think of at least three reasons.

Language: 

Please consider each transition phrase. Your instructor has an example and a question regarding each one. Remember, the goal is to smoothly use the transition phrase, not to give a long answer.  

  1. [Point A, and B.] Furthermore, [point C]. — This adds another item to a list of points.
     
  2. [Full sentence], and what's more, [full sentence]. — This emphasizes both points.
     
  3. [Full sentence], and on top of that, [full sentence]. — This also emphasizes both points. 
     
  4. In addition to being [adjective]it is/was also [adjective]. — This prepares the listener for another adjective after the first one is stated. 
     
  5. [Subject] is not only [adjective], but also [adjective]. — This prepares the listener for two adjectives that don't necessarily go together.
Practice: 

Now that you've had some practice using these phrases, try to answer some more questions. Use as many of the above phrases as you can.