|That’s very surprising.
That is a surprise.
What a surprise.
No! I don’t believe it!
Are you serious?
Well, I never!
You don’t say.
Who’d have thought it?
I find that very surprising.
I must say it surprises me.
I find it extraordinary.
How very surprising.
I must say it surprises me.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Do you belief to the following statements??
1) A cat gets married with a dog.
2) A banana tree produces orange fruits.
3) A woman gave a birth to a baby crocodile.
Study the following dialogue and underline which phrases express disbelief.
Alex : I went to Soraksan last weekend.
Brian : Really, who did you go with?
Alex : Only my girlfriend and I went.
Brian : You’re kidding… your girlfriend went with you? Did anyone else go?
Alex : No, just the two of us. We had a great time. We climbed Sorak Mountain, had dinner at the Kensington Hotel and climbed up to Teetering Rock. It was incredible.
Brian : Let me get this straight. You and your girlfriend went alone to Sorak?
What about her folks and your folks, did they know about this trip.
Alex : Oh yeah…it was no problem.
Brian : Seriously,… I find this hard to believe… I know your parents, they wouldn’t allow this.
Alex : Honestly, it was no problem
Brian : Wow, I wish my folks were that liberal and open-minded.
|ü Are you serious?
ü No! I don’t believe it.
ü You must be joking.
ü You’re kidding.
ü That’s very surprising.
ü What a surprise!
ü My goodness.
Complete the following conversation with the correct expressions of disbelief and surprise. Then, practice the conversations with your partner.
Joe : What did you do yesterday?
May : Not much, I read a book.
May : How about you?
Joe : I watched TV for a couple of hours and went to bed early. I’ve been really tired lately.
May : _______ What from?
Joe : Nothing in particular, I think I’m just bored.
Al : I’m never gonna get married!!!!
Bia :_________ Why?
Al I hate all women/men
Bia :_______________________________________ I thought you had three girl/boyfriends?!
Al : I did but they all found out about each other and now none of them will talk to me.
I really loved one of them too… what was her/his name? Hmm?….
Bia :_______________________________________ You don’t know what love is.
You’ll get married when you fall in love. Right now you’re frustrated and its your own damn fault.
Charlie : I went skiing about 15 times this past winter.
Zack : __________ Where did you go?
Charlie : All over the place but most of the time I went to Banff in Canada and skied at a place called Lake Louise
Zack : ___________________________________________ That must have been really expensive.
Charlie : It was but I won the lottery last year so I had plenty of extra money to blow.
Zack : ______________________________________________________________
Charlie : ______________________________________________________________Continue It