Describing Advantages and Disadvantages


Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 11th Jun 2013

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Describing Advantages and Disadvantages- The same or different

Advantages and Disadvantages Phrases- The same or different

Decide if each group of phrases below have the same meaning (=S) or different meanings
(=D). If there are more than two, they are all the same or all different. 

An advantage/ The advantage

The advantage/ The only advantage

One of the advantages/ An advantage

Advantages are…/ Some advantages are…

Some advantages are…/ Some of the advantages are…

Advantages are…/ The advantages are…

A great advantage/ The main advantage

The greatest advantage/ The main advantage/ The most significant advantage

By far the most important advantage/ The overwhelming advantage

A great advantage/ A major advantage/ A big advantage

A comparatively minor disadvantage/ A completely insignificant disadvantage

A more important advantage/ A very important advantage

A possible advantage/ A potential advantage

Arguments for/ Supporting arguments/ Arguments in support

Good and bad points/ Pluses and minuses

Disadvantage/ Drawback

Pros and cons/ Advantages and disadvantages

A pro/ An advantage

A con/ A disadvantage

Positive aspect/ Positive point

Negative effect/ Negative consequence

Positive consequence/ Benefit

Disadvantage/ Demerit

Another advantage/ A further advantage/ An additional advantage/ One more advan-

The advantages outweigh the disadvantages/ There are more pros than cons

Written by Alex Case for © 2013

Contrasting phrases The same or different

Decide if each group of phrases below have the same meaning (=S) or different meanings
(=D). If there are more than two, they are all the same or all different. 

…but…/ However,…

On the other hand,…/ On the other side of the coin,…

On the other hand,…/ In contrast,…

On the other hand,…/ On the contrary,…

In contrast,…/ On the contrary,…

Nonetheless,…/ Nevertheless,…/ Even though that is true,…

Nonetheless,…/ Nevertheless,…/ Even though all that is true,…/ Despite all of this,…

Written by Alex Case for © 2013

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