Element FORM/USE: FIXED EXPRESSIONS, FRONTING
SuperCat FOCUS
SubCat focus
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can use fixed expressions in the front position for focus.
Corrected Learner Example At the end of the day everything is up to you! (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2000; Greek; Fail)

All in all, the activity week was a nice experience for both students and teachers. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; Greek; Pass)

All things considered, I would recommend the third proposal as it seems to me that it covers most of the points the students have been complaining about. (Italy; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1999; Italian; Pass)

When it comes down to it, who does not like such a surprise? (Brazil; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; Portuguese; Pass)

When you think about it, can we afford a flat in Central London and still have something left with a basic salary? (Croatia; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; Croatian; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments Note prepositional phrases are used in a literal sense from A2 (e.g. 'In my house', 'there will be a party'). By C1, there is widespread use of fixed expressions, many of which are prepositional phrases, being used non-literally for focus.

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