Element FORM/USE: ORGANISING, CONTRASTING
SuperCat DISCOURSE MARKERS
SubCat discourse markers in writing
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use a range of phrases as discourse markers to introduce contrasting statements.
Corrected Learner Example On the one hand going to a large school is better for making friends, but on the other hand I think you can learn better in a small school. (Germany; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; German; Pass)

My new teacher, on the contrary, understands us and I think she is skilful, because during the first lesson she organised a game. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2002; Italian; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments There is evidence of use of other contrasting phrases: 'in contrast' at B2 and 'conversely' at C2.

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