Positive and Negative Language for Reviews

Level: Intermediate

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Vocabulary

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Positive and Negative Language for Reviews
Write + for positive and – for negative next to the two expressions in each section below. 
There is always one of each. Note that some words below don’t fit in the section they are 
in, but are there to contrast with the one it is with. 
Looking at both sides
benefit
drawback

cons
pros

Availability
selling point
sold out

Comparisons to others/ Market share/ Popularity 
cutting edge
uncompetitive

market leader
resting on its laurels

award-winning
overrated

unique
weird

odd
quirky

distinctive
strange

unmatched
unoriginal

famous
notorious

outstanding
stands out like a sore thumb

Content
original
unrealistic

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2019

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