- Conditionals ：条件句，If
- Inversion (using Not Only)：倒装，用Not only作为句子开头
- Participle clauses：分词从句
- Subjunctive：虚拟语气，It is...
1.Does it rain much where you live?
普通回答：Yes it rains very often and very heavily in the winter where I live.
倒装：Not only does it rain very often but also very heavily in the winter.
Although: Although we have dot dry summers, our winters are very wet.
分词从句：Having lived in areas where rain rarely rains, I can say with certainty that it both rain often and heavily where I live.
2. What do you like to do when it rains?
普通回答：Well, I like to invite friends over to watch movies when it rains.
条件句：If they are free, I like to invite friends over to watch movies. 或If possible, I like to invite friends over to watch movies.
分词从句：Having limited options available, I like to watch movie at home with friends.
Although：Although I prefer the sun, I enjoy raining days because I get chance to watch movies at home with friends.
3.How do you like to read the news? In the newspapers or online?
简单回答：It’s more natural for me to read news online because I grew up around computers.
分词从句：Having grown up around computers, it’s more natural for me to read news online.
条件句：If I could choose, I would rather read the news online, as I grew up around computers.
说明：If I had to select/say/choose是很好的开头短语，既可以争取时间又能展示复杂语法结构。
Although：Although reading newspapers is more traditional, I prefer to get my news online, since I grew up around computers.
4.What apps do you use most?
简单回答：Well, I guess I use Facebook and Instagram quite a bit.
倒装： Not only do I use Facebook, but I use Instagram also.
条件句：If I really thought about it, I would say I use Facebook and Instagram quite a bit.
Although：Although I use a number of apps, I think I use Facebook and Instagram quite a bit.
虚拟语气：It is essential that I use Facebook and Instagram daily.
5. Would you like to make an app?
简单回答：Yes, I would love to make an app.
条件句：If I had the opportunity, I would love to make an app.
Although：Although I doubt I ever will, I would love to create an app.
分词从句：Having used many apps with disappointing result, I would love to create my own.
倒装：Not only would I love to make an app, but I am also in the process of doing so.
1. Talk about something you’ve learnt outside of school or college.
简单回答：Driving is the most important thing I’ve learnt outside of school.
条件句：If I had to select just one thing I’ve learnt outside of school, it would be how to drive.
Although：Many things I’ve learnt outside of school have been useful , although I must say that learning how to drive has been the most useful.
虚拟语气：Many things I’ve learnt outside of school have been useful, but I must say that it is critical to know how to drive, so perhaps this has been the most useful.
虚拟语气：As it is essential that one know how to drive, this is the most important thing that I‘ve learnt outside of school.
2. Describe a situation when you were glad to have your phone.
简单回答：I was glad to have my phone because I could tell my parents about my car troubles.
倒装：Not only was I able to call for help, but I was also able to alert my parents to my car troubles because I had my phone with me.
分词从句：Having alerted roadside assistant, I was also able to inform my parents about my car troubles.
Although：Although we often use our phones for entertainment, I was thankful to have mine when I needed to inform my parents about my car troubles.
1.Do you think adults should keep on learning?
简单回答：Yes I think it is essential.
虚拟语气：It is essential that adults keep on learning throughout their lives.
Although：Although it is difficult due to their various obligations, adults should keep on learning.
倒装：Not only should adults keep on learning, but it is essential that they do so.