Main practice: Discussion Language
Revision: should - shouldn't
(to) have an off-day - to perform an activity less well than you usually do, i.e.
- I'm surprised Jackie lost that chess match.
- Don't worry, she's just having an off-day.
I couldn't agree more - to agree very strongly, i.e.
- There's too much sugar in some soft drinks.
- I couldn't agree more, the government should force companies to reduce it.
in my view - in my opinion; I think, i.e.
In my view, the government is making a mistake with this policy.
Perhaps you are right, but only time will tell.
perhaps you're right - you maybe right, see above.
that may be the case - reluctantly agreeing with one part of the speaker's argument, i.e.
- He has worked consistently hard for the company.
- That may be the case, but he has frequently taken time off for illness and, therefore, I don't
want to give him a full-time contract.
- You've got a point, however, his doctor now says he's recovered and he hasn't had any time
off for five months.
you've got a point - I agree / I agree with that part of your argument, see above.