Grammar 3-13 | High Beginner 3

Connectors

Listen to two conversations using connectors to add extra information to sentences.

Conversation #1
A: Do you like your town?
B: I do not like living there because the winters are really cold, and the people are not friendly.
A: That does not sound like a nice place to live, so why do people live there?
B: It is cheap to live there, and there are lots of jobs, so most people stay there. What about your town?
A: It’s nice because it has great weather, but it’s not cheap, so you can’t save money.
B: I see. Looks like we can’t have the best of both world.

Conversation #2
A: What did you think of the movie?
B: I liked the movie, but it was a bit too long for me.
A: I didn’t like it because the acting was bad, and the story was boring.
B: I read the book, so I was interested in the movie, but it was different from the book.
A: Yeah, I didn’t read the book, but I want to because I heard it is really good.
B: I have the book, so I can give it to you if you like, but you have to give it back because I want to read it again.
A: Thanks! I would love to, but I don’t have time now.
B: OK, suit yourself.

Grammar Focus

The four most common connectors in English are as follows:

and
I play tennis, and I coach soccer.
I like sports, and I like cooking.
I speak Spanish, and I speak German.

but
I can drive, but I don’t have a car.
I like golf, but I can’t play well.
I live in Thailand, but I can’t speak Thai.

so
I am tired, so I will go home.
It is raining, so I will stay inside.
It is his birthday, so I got him a gift.

because
I failed the test because I didn’t study.
I’m hungry because I skipped lunch.
I put on a coat because it is cold.

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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