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Activity 2 Fixed expressions

Answers

a
9
used for saying that you do not care if someone does a particular thing because it will not affect you
b
4
used for saying you disagree with what someone is saying or doing, or you want them to listen to you
c
6
used for saying that something you would expect to happen has not happened
d
2
used for politely telling someone something that might make them sad, disappointed, or angry, for example when you cannot do what they want or do not agree with them
e
10
used for saying that even if something is true, it does not affect your opinion
f
3
used for showing that you disagree very strongly with what someone has just said
g
8
used for telling someone that something will probably not happen
h
1
used for emphasizing that you think something is silly or shocking
i
5
used for asking someone why they have done something that you think is wrong or annoying
j
7
used for saying that you think something is not necessary or suitable

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