Transitions 2 Using general language while discussing culture

Young women modeling kimonos in Chile
Kimono fashion show in Chile

This lesson will focus on using a variety of expressions to talk about generalized language. The topic we will discuss is culture. 

Introduction: 

Each lesson has a language focus and a topic for the questions. In this lesson, you will practice using general language while talking about culture. 

Warm Up: 

What's the culture like in your hometown? Is it different to where you live now? 

Language: 

Work with your teacher and define each phrase. Then give an example of it, and use it to give a very quick answer to a cultural question. 

  1. Generally speaking — In general; not 100% of the time, but most of the time.
     
  2. On the whole — Same as above.
     
  3. Broadly speaking — Same as above.
     
  4. By and large Same as above.
     
  5. As a rule — We expect it to be true. 
     
  6. Roughly speaking — Used for numbers and amounts. 
Practice: 

Now that you are comfortable using a variety of phrases for speaking generally, try answering the questions that your teacher has. Make sure to use as many of the phrases as possible in each of your answers.