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LIST A: INTENSIFIERS AND MODIFIERS

ROLES IN THE FAMILY


Some people are absolutely convinced that a child should have a mother and
a father.
COMMUNICATION
People are increasingly uncomfortable about speaking to each other face to
face
THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
If I hadnt been able to study some fun subjects like art and music my school
days would have been utterly miserable.
Studies have shown that subjects like PE and music greatly improve brain
function.
YOUTH BEHAVIOUR
We always used to respect our elders. If a teacher told me off I was absolutely
terrified.
When I see what young people get up to nowadays, Im utterly shocked.
A boy I know got caught committing a crime and his mum was utterly
devastated.
USE OF THE INTERNET
Its becoming extremely difficult to keep your private life private.
Nowadays, if a company doesnt have a website its virtually invisible to the
public.
DESIGNER GOODS
Designer goods are an absolute rip off.
The prices some shops charge are absolutely extortionate.
A lot of the high street clothes are complete tat.
Youd have to be totally stupid to pay 5000 for a bag.
DEBATING
I firmly believe that..
I think its absolutely ridiculous that..
I completely agree,

Im not completely sure about that.


Im not entirely convinced.

LIST B: INTENSIFIERS AND MODIFIERS


INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Some international events have proven to be a complete waste of money.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
I dont think discrimination has been completely eradicated yet.
Opportunities for men and women are basically the same nowadays.
SOCIAL ISSUES
Some people seem determined to make life utterly miserable for everyone
else.
When I see the vandalism and the amount of rubbish in my area its absolutely
infuriating.
Inequality is a big issue. It seems wrong that some people are absurdly rich
while others havent got two pennies to rub together.
THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET
Our government seem alarmingly indifferent to environmental issues .
(unemployment, poverty,)
SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENTS
Technology progresses frighteningly fast.
Its easy to get left behind. Im completely ignorant about how 3D printing
works.
Modern weapons are absolutely terrifying.
STRESS MANAGEMENT
By the time I finish my degree Ill be absolutely exhausted.
My career leaves me feeling completely burnt out.
I feel completely relaxed after an hour in the gym.
After a walk in the country with the dogs Im totally chilled out.
DEBATING
I firmly believe that..
I think its absolutely ridiculous that..
I completely agree,

Im not completely sure about that.


Im not entirely convinced.

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