Cover of the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book

The key answer of exercise 5

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 8.7 - Writing for the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book with authors Vaughan Jones and Sue Kay from Pearson Education


Rewrite the sentences replacing the underlined words with phrases from the WRITING FOCUS. Use the words in capitals.


  1. It goes without saying that we have to do this.
  2. Is it not the case that these attitudes need to change?
  3. It would be difficult to argue that this issue doesn’t need to be addressed.
  4. Above all, there should be a consensus of opinion.
  5. Having accepted this situation, should we not end the matter?
  6. However far apart our views are, it is time to compromise. 
  7. Of course, it is true that there are problems with the plan. 
  8. Were the cost lower, would usage not be higher?