考 IELTS writing 時,例如講趨勢幾乎冇變,我哋可以用 almost/ nearly 等字眼。如果想詞彙多變化啲,可以試下用呢7個詞語,部分詞語例如 virtually 你可能會聽過,但除咗有「虛擬地」嘅意思,佢其實仲可以解作「幾乎」㗎!

 

1. All but

 

My work is all but finished. Let’s go shopping in an hour!

我的工作幾乎完成了,一個小時後我們去購物吧!

 

2. As good as

 

I’m so glad that the construction is as good as completed. We’re ahead of the original schedule.

我很高興建築幾乎完成了,比原定計劃要快。

 

3. More or less

 

The oil prices have more or less remained static in the past few years.

過去幾年,油價幾乎保持不變。

 

4. Virtually

 

‘Dinner’ and ‘supper’ are virtually interchangeable.

Dinner 和 Supper 兩者幾乎是可以互通的。

 

5. Practically

 

It’s practically impossible for him to arrive at the airport at 7 am.

要他在早上 7 點到達機場是一件幾乎不可能的事。

 

6. Stop short of

 

I stop short of telling her the secret, please remind me to be tight-lipped.

我差點告訴了她這個秘密,請你提醒我要守口如瓶。

 

7. Verge on

 

Her piano performance verges on perfect. Obviously, she is going to get a distinction.

她的鋼琴演奏近乎完美,很明顯,她將得到優異的成績。



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