Try rewriting these sentences using the words in red (you should choose which sound best). You can make a new sentence or two new sentences. Use your blue notebook.
And, Like, Both, But, However, While, Although, Unlike.
- Every teacher and every student has a handphone.
- Some teachers have cars. Some students also have cars.
- Everybody has a handphone. Some people have iPhones and some have Blackberries.
- Teachers drive their own cars. Students have drivers.
- Cats eat mice. Dogs do not eat mice.
- Teachers enjoy lunch. Students also enjoy lunch.
- I enjoy sports. I rarely play because I am so busy with school.
- I am a guitar player. Sammy is a guitar player.
- Boys and girls both attend school. Boys and girls don’t feel the same about school.
Amounts! small to BIG
Almost none (1-2%)
Hardly any (2-4%
A few (5 -10%)
Quite a few (10 – 20%)
A quarter (25%)
A significant number (+/-30%)
A third (33%)
Less than half/just under half (high 40%s)
More than half /just over half (low 50%s)
The majority ( 50% +)
Many ( 50 to around 70%)
Most ( 60% +)
Two thirds (66%)
Three quarters (75%)
A high percentage (usually over 75%)
The vast majority (85% +)
Almost all (95- 99%)
The whole (100%)
The entire (100%)
Look at the comparison pie chart above. Write a short analysis (in small group) of what you see, using comparison words and numerical amounts. A great first sentence would be. “Phone development has changed since 2009” or maybe “Phone projects continue to evolve”.