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Unit 25: Against the odds
Linking devices of contrast

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    Session 1

    3 Activities

    Big numbers

    19 Oct 2015

    What's the biggest number you know in your language? Do you have a word that isn't an actual number but means a really really big number? In this session we have some fun facts and figures about big numbers and also advice on how to pronounce and write them.

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    Session 2

    3 Activities

    Linking words for contrasting

    20 Oct 2015

    We use words and phrases such as althoughdespite and in spite of to contrast different ideas. But what are the differences between them? Learn about these linking devices in this session.

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    Session 3

    1 Activity

    When it seems you don't stand a chance...

    21 Oct 2015

    In cultures which celebrate success, what is it about the weak, ugly and powerless that people find so interesting? Do we root for them in spite of their weaknesses - or is it because of them? Learn about the use of linking devices of contrast through this article.

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    Session 4

    1 Activity

    How to... disagree

    22 Oct 2015

    You don't agree, but you don't want a big argument... Here are our tips on how to disagree politely and firmly!

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    Session 5

    1 Activity

    Drama: Gulliver's Travels

    23 Oct 2015

    Our hero Gulliver is in the land of the giants, Brobdingnag. He becomes the guest in a palace of giants