Expressions for thoughts, opinionsRevision:
Present Simple - Present perfect - should be made to Vocabularybear in mind
- to remember to keep something in mind, in your thoughts, i.e
- Bear in mind that the weather can easily change on the hills and take warm clothing.
- Please bear in mind that you cannot take your mobile phones into the theatre.
- the speaker thinks most people know X. The expression can refer to a
small community or a society, i.e.
- It was common knowledge that the child wasn't theirs, they adopted her.
- It's common knowledge that the Prime Minister doesn't have the loyalty of the party.
- opinions that are not moderate, i.e.
- She holds some extreme political views which I find very unpleasant. She's not living in the 21st century at all.
- verb: to harass or pester someone
noun: a difficulty, i.e.
- Stop hassling me, I told you: I'm not going to lend you any more money.
- The journey was a real hassle: the train was late and so crowded there were no seats, we had to stand for two hours.
- people who live on the streets because they have no home.(to) jump to conclusions
- reaching a conclusion without careful consideration, i.e.
- He never thinks things through carefully. He's always jumping to conclusions, *inevitably the wrong ones.
* inevitable = impossible to avoid or stop from happening(a) nagging doubt
- a doubt that will not go away, i.e.
(a) widespread belief
- I have nagging doubts about buying that model of car.
- a belief that many people hold, i.e.
- There's a widespread belief now that air pollution is causing many deaths in cities around the world.