at first glance

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 4 comments

at first glance

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 4 comments

This sentence contains the English expression 'at first glance'. Do you know this expression? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

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This sentence contains the English expression 'at first glance'. Do you know this expression? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

 

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seems too be true , make sure small print carefully.

If a seems too to be true at glance, make sure you the small print carefully.

About the sentence

at first glance

at first glance = when you see something for the first time

This can be used to communicate a first impression, before you have looked more carefully. e.g At first glance, everything looks fine = everything looks fine but I will need to check more carefully to make sure.


too good to be true is a fixed expression to describe something which seems so perfect that you expect something to be wrong. It is probably better than you expected, which makes you suspicious.

We use this expression in the following piece of advice: If you think something is too good to be true, then it probably is.

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  • Can you think of a time when your first impression (your opinion about something based on the first time you saw it) turned out to be incorrect?

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At first glance, equipment instalation seems it will be sucessfully. (Please check)

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At first glance, all of them thought that I was under age until they heard my voice and saw my ID.

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