to go without saying

by | Last updated Apr 13, 2019 | Expressions | 6 comments

to go without saying

by | Last updated Apr 13, 2019 | Expressions | 6 comments

This dictation contains the expression 'it goes without saying'. Do you know the meaning of 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: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

This dictation contains the expression 'it goes without saying'. Do you know the meaning of 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: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

.

that you should clean suit .

It without that you should a clean suit the .

About the sentence

to go without saying

If you say that something goes without saying, it means that it is obvious (so obvious that you don't really need to say it). This phrase can be used to emphasise something.

You can use this phrase to introduce something obvious (e.g. it goes without saying that if I lend you this money then I expect to be repaid in full) or to comment on/respond to something obvious (e.g. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag with you on the trip. That goes without saying).

Discussion questions:

Write your answer to this question in the comments section, and I'll get back to you with some feedback:

  • If you visit the UK, then it goes without saying that you should be prepared for all sorts of weather, even during the summer. Bring an umbrella! Give me some advice about travelling in your country. If something is important or obvious, then introduce it with it goes without saying.

P

More exercises

P

More exercises

6
Practise new language, and feel free to ask any questions!

avatar
3 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
3 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
ChrisLenaAlineSMarisela Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Marisela
Member
Marisela

Well, although I’ve never been to London, I guess there’s no much difference between the beautiful city of London and Bogota. It goes without saying that in Bogota doesn’t snow at all while in London does. That’s the only big difference between them, I think. Although I learned that you’ve been to Bogota, I’ll give you some advice anyway. 1. You should always bring along an umbrella in a very good condition and, of course, that goes without saying that you’d better get used to looking after it because it brights one minute and rains the next. 2. Most of… Read more »

AlineS
Member
AlineS

Although Brazil is a huge country with different climates, it goes without saying that you need to bring light clothes in your bags (sunglasses and sunscreen too, especially if you intend to go to the beaches). Temperatures are high in most part of the country, but you can play it safe and bring a couple of coats.

It goes without saying that Brazil is a diverse country in culture and people, so don’t forget to try all kinds of tipycal Brazillian food, such as pão de queijo, brigadeiro, feijoada, acarajé, sobá and so on.

Lena
Member
Lena

It goes without saying that if you visit Ukraine you should have a lot of free time to get know our amazing people, traditions and tasty cuisine.What about weather? As far as l know, it will be warm and sunny! 🙂

New! 25 essential idioms for Business English

Learn 25 useful idioms and expressions for professional and business contexts with this micro-listening course.

Access 75 micro-dictations in 5 different accents to improve your listening while learning new vocabulary.

Learn more
P

More exercises

Do you know the English expression \

Stay updated!

Receive updates on new exercises, plus get tips and advice from Chris to help you improve your English!

Thank you! Now please check your email for the confirmation link.

79 Shares
Share78
Tweet
Pin1
WhatsApp
Email