Cover of the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book

The key answer of exercise 3

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 5.4 - Language in Focus for the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book with authors Vaughan Jones and Sue Kay from Pearson Education


Look at the phrases in the box and find their synonyms in the LANGUAGE FOCUS. Then write example sentences with three of the phrases and ask your partner to transform them using the synonyms phrase.


  • by accident = by chance
  • in vain = to no avail
  • in the wrong = at fault
  • by means of = by virtue of
  • at a loss = at sea
  • to some extent = to a certain degree