Let’s look at some conjunctions (also known as connectives) to help improve your conversation and debating skills in English.
Conjunctions are an effective way to make your sentences more complex and sound much more natural – rather than simply using a string of short, simple sentences. We’ll also be looking at more phrases, such as adverbs.
In this episode, I share them in a natural way while sharing my own opinions on some controversial and interesting debate topics. Can you share your own views on the topics using these conjunctions in the comments on the show notes page below?
Phrases from the Episode
= Without taking into consideration; in spite of.
Regardless of the rainy weather, we decided to go for a picnic.
= In spite of that; however.
The movie received mixed reviews; nevertheless, it became a box office success.
= In the same way; also.
Sarah enjoys playing the piano, and her brother, likewise, is passionate about playing the guitar.
= In contrast; on the other hand.
Jane prefers summer sports; conversely, her friend Mark enjoys winter activities like skiing.
As Long As:
= If; provided that.
You can borrow my car as long as you return it by tomorrow morning.
Except if; on the condition that not.
You can go outside to play, unless it’s raining.
Can you share your opinions on the debate topics using the words above? ⬇️