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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #17633: Agreeing/disagreeing
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    Expressing approval


    -Good! Excellent! Right!
    -That's fine! -That's nice!

    -Well done! - Perfect!

    -It looks / sounds pretty good!

    -I approve of (them / you ...)

    -What a success!

    -I'm all for it!

    -You couldn't have done better!



    Expressing disapproval


    -You shouldn't do that.

    -You shouldn't have said so.

    -It's not very nice.

    -You can't do that!
    -Must you do that?
    -Do you have to do that?
    -You wouldn't do that, would you?
    -I disapprove / I don't approve (of people / them ...)
    -It's wrong / not right to do that / to say so / ...

    - It's an absolute disgrace!
    -Was it necessary for you to do that?

    -I don't like what you do / have done / your friends ...



    Inquiring about approval




    -Is it all right?

    -Do you think this is all right?

    -Do you approve of this?

    -Do you approve of them doing that?



    Expressing pleasure, liking


    -This is very nice / pleasant.

    -I like (very much) your dog / swimming ...

    -I love...x... / playing the piano ...
    -It's a very good (play / film  ...)

    -I'm fond of (music / walking ...)

    -I'm keen on (going abroad / the ideas  ...)

    -He's crazy about (football / music  ...)



    Expressing displeasure, dislike


    -This is not very nice / pleasant.

    -I don't like (very much / at all) (that / getting early / them ..)

    -I hate (him / big cars / swimming  ...)

    -What a horrible (smell / taste  ...)

    -I'm not very fond of gardening / rock music ...)

    -I'm not very / really keen on (riding / dogs ...)

    -I can't stand (him / getting up early

    I can't bear (doing housework )



    Expressing preference


    -I ou I'd prefer (a cup of  ... / sleeping / to go to  ...)

    -I'd rather (read that book / go alone  ...)

    -I'd rather not (stay / walk / wait  ...)

    -I'd sooner (do / not do ...)

    I like ( bananas ...)



    Inquiring about preference


    -Which do you prefer?

    -Would you prefer (walking ...)?

    -Would you rather (go to the cinema...) rather than (walking / stay at home ...)?



    Expressing indifference


    -I don't mind / I don't care.

    -It doesn't matter.

    -Who cares?

    -It's got nothing to do with me.

    -It's none of my business.
    It's no concern of mine.

    -I have no preference.





    -I'm sorry to insist but ....

    -I insist on (going over there / having a nap ...)

    -It's absolutely essential (you look at me ...)

    -It must be said that ...

    -What matters is to keep the receipt / to answer immediately



    Expressing surprise


    -This is a surprise!

    -What a surprise!

    -It's surprising!

    -It's incredible!

    -It's impossible!

    -How very... (strange / surprising ...)

    -Isn't it / wasn't it (extraordinary...)?

    -It can't be true! / I can't believe it!

    -Well; I never!

    -How amazing!



    Expressing regret , disappointment


    -That's a (great) pity / shame!

    -It's a pity / shame (it happened today / he couldn't do it...)

    -I'm very sorry (to have upset you ...)

    -I wish (you hadn't left so quickly / I'd stayed a little longer)

    -How I regret ( buying that bicycle ...)

    -I'm / I was very disappointed.

    -It is / it was a real blow.

    -It is / it was a great disappointment.

    -I had hoped (she'd come ... )



    Expressing fear or worry


    -I'm afraid of cats.

    -I'm worried about Laurent / the money ...

    -I was (absolutely) terrified / (so) scared / terribly frightened.

    -The worrying / frightening thing is (he can't walk ...)

    -I was shaking with fear.



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