Pre-Intermediate Level >> Miscellaneous Materials >> Idea which gets students thinking about functions in English - what they want to achieve with a certain expression: complaining, agreeing, disagreeing, suggesting, apoligizing and so on.

Functions On Saturday Night


Put each of these expressions overheard on a Saturday night into the correct column according to the function involved.

  1. I think it would be better to go to the disco later. It will be too quiet now.
  2. You shouldn't have left such a small tip. I don't think I could ever go back there now!
  3. "Caroline's" is still open. What do you think?
  4. You must be furious with me. I couldn't find a parking space but now I have - I'll be there in two minutes.
  5. How about going to that nice Arab restaurant just near Wilson Drive?
  6. Half of that pizza was mine. I can't believe how greedy you are sometimes!
  7. I'll buy you another one if you can't get that clean. I'm so clumsy!
  8. Do you want to come with me this evening? I have a spare ticket.
  9. That would be a great idea. Let's go now!
  10. It's a really lively place but I think it would be too noisy tonight.

inviting making excuses politely disagreeing
agreeing suggesting admonishing Premium

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