NA-1 HOW TO ARGUE!

argument

Useful  Vocabulary

“I’m listening to the other side.”

  • I see your point, but I think…
  • Yes, I understand, but my opinion is that…
  • That’s all very interesting, but the problem is that…
  • I’m afraid I can’t quite agree with your point.
  • I think I’ve got your point, now let me respond to it.
  • We can see what you’re saying. Here’s my reply…

“I need to say something now.”

  • I’m sorry to interrupt, but you’ve misunderstood our point.
  • Excuse me, but that’s not quite correct.
  • Sorry, I just have to disagree with your point.
  • Let me just respond to that, please.
  • Forgive me for interrupting, but I must respond to that.
  • Hold on a moment, that’s not correct.
  • If you would allow me to add a comment here…
  • If you don’t mind, I’d like to take issue with what you just said.

 

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NA-1 Lola Bertomeu’s Dvolver movie…

HERE’S THE FIRST DVOLVER MOVIE I’VE BEEN SENT.

WONDERFUL, LOLA.  I REALLY HAD A GIGGLE WITH YOUR MOVIE.  I HOPE IT’S NOT YOUR LAST!!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO FIND OUT WHY THIS CHARACTER IS APOLOGISING!

Be another/a different kettle of fish

If you say that something or someone is a different kettle of fish, you mean that they are completely different from something or someone else that has been talked about.
EXAMPLES:
Andy was never very interested in school, but Anna, now she was a completely different kettle of fish.
I’d driven an automatic for years but learning to handle a car with gears is another kettle of fish altogether.

N.B. DO NOT CONFUSE WITH ” A FINE KETTLE OF FISH”

Now, this expression is completely different. It refers to a troublesome situation; a vexing problem. (Usually appears in the expression, This is a fine kettle of fish!)
EXAMPLES:
This is a fine kettle of fish. My husband is not here to meet me at the train station, and there’s no phone here for me to call him.
Alan: Oh, no! I’ve burned the roast. We don’t have anything to serve our guests as a main dish.
Jane: But they’ll be here any minute! This is a fine kettle of fish we’ve got ourselves into.

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