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THAT’S ENGLISH! – MODULE 10 – UNIT 4 FAITH a) GRAMMAR -

EXPRESSING BELIEF

1) Talking about your beliefs "I believe in…" (the importance of free speech) "I'm a (great / firm) believer in …" (fresh air and exercise) "I'm convinced that…" (there's a solution to every problem) "I'm passionate about…" (human rights) "I'm committed to … " (working towards peace") "I don't believe in …" "I think that … is" (true / complete nonsense, etc) Note: - After a preposition such as in or about, you need either a noun or a gerund. For example: "I believe in free speech", or "I believe in saying what you think". - After "that", you need a clause. For example, "I believe that we must safeguard the planet." 2) Giving a reason for your beliefs "There must be / can't be .. (life after death) because otherwise…" "There's no evidence for / to support …" (an afterlife) "There's no other way to explain / account for …" 3) Talking about your religious beliefs "I'm a practising …" (Catholic, Muslim, Jew etc) "I'm a non-observant / lapsed …" (Catholic) "She's a devout…" (Christian, etc) "I'm a 'don't know.'" "I'm an agnostic." "I'm an atheist." "He's an extremist / fundamentalist / evangelist." 4) Talking about your political beliefs "I support / back (the Labour Party)." "I'm a Conservative / Liberal / Socialist / Labour Party supporter." "I'm a life-long (Conservative / Labour Party supporter)." "I've always voted (Tory, Liberal etc)." "He's a staunch Conservative." "She's a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist." Speaking tip To avoid misunderstandings or arguments, only talk about your political or religious beliefs in conversations with people you know well. It's probably also safer to avoid religious or political discussions with colleagues at work. The British, in particular, tend

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