Nível Avançado › Selling Social Responsibility

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

    • Use vocabulary related to social responsibility
    • Understand the uses of "not only...but also"
    • Understand different expressions with "gain"


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Dialog: "Not only does this promote sustainability, but it also increases brand value..."

"Not only...but also" are pairs of linking words used to join different parts of a sentence in order to show the relationship between the ideas expressed. When a sentence begins with "not only..." the subject and verb are inverted.


  • Not only does the company offer better-than-average wages, but it also provides six months for maternity leave.
  • Not only did I break my leg in the accident, but I also got a concussion!
  • Not only is he a great singer, but he is also an intelligent businessman.
  • Social responsibility is important not only for individuals in need, but also for the companies that promote it.
  • Being able to speak English is helpful not only in English speaking countries, but also in the rest of the world.
  • When buying groceries nowadays it's not only a good idea to check prices, but also ingredients.

Sobre esta aula

It's a fact that in today's corporate world profits and social responsibility go hand in hand; you can't have one without the other. A company's corporate strategy must take into consideration the human element - good wages, safe working conditions, improved quality of life. Society demands it. In this lesson you will learn more about what companies can do to promote social and environmental responsibility.

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