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Nível Avançado › Up for the Same Position

  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use vocabulary to talk about your qualifications
    • Understand the use of words of emphasis
    • Understand different expressions with up

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WORDS OF EMPHASIS
Dialog: "She's not nearly as qualified as I am."

These words can be used in both spoken and written English to add emphasis: Not nearly means far from near; not at all. Almost means a little short of; very nearly; not quite. Nothing like means not anything like. A bit means somewhat or a little. Pay attention to the position of these words in the sentences.

1) NOT NEARLY

  • That test wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be.
  • In high school she didn't have nearly as many friends as her sister did.

2) ALMOST

  • I almost missed the bus this morning.
  • Hurry, it's almost time to go!

3) NOTHING LIKE

  • This tastes nothing like mom's apple pie.
  • There's nothing like a nice cold glass of lemonade on a hot day.

4) A BIT

  • You had better grab some pie; there's only a bit left.
  • I don't have a bit of sympathy for him.

Sobre esta aula

When it comes time to getting that new promotion, who is more qualified for the position? Is it the person who's been there the longest? Or is it the person who has the most drive and ambition to make it to the top? In this lesson, learn how to talk about your qualifications and compare yourself to other people.

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