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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

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Hello Simon,

I am in Manchester and was wondering if you run onsite IELTS classes. I am a Chinses student, who is going to study a postgraduate course at MMU. If you do, please let me know how to enrol.

Many thanks
Yiping Yang

Hi,
I think the answers are C and D.
Because 'little research was done' = 'it was brought in without enough consultation'
And 'its unpopularity with food manufacturers' = 'the food manufacturers..some of them are opposed to flagging up how unhealthy their products are.'
- surprised phrases are : 'Hardly surprising' and 'opposed to flagging up'
- Flag up means to draw attention to.
Thanks

The correct options are C and D

Why the first one is C?

I couldn't get over is the fact that it was brought in without enough consultation (little research was done).

here, without enough consultation( research) = how little( not enough) research was done.

Why the next one is D?

Hardly surprising that some of them ( Food Manufacturers) are (opposed to flagging up)( unpopularity with manufacturers) how unhealthy their products are.

some of them (manufacturers) opposed to flagging up = its unpopularity( opposed to) with food manufacturers.

flag up = demostrate

B and C are the answers.
D cannot be correct because it's hardly surprising for the speakers that the food manufacturers oppose.
B is correct because the speakers thought that it would have been compulsory.
C is correct because it was brought in without enough consultation.
Couldn't get over and it seems ridiculous are the phrases that show that the speakers are surprised.

C E is correct

I could not get over, I think supermarkets like the idea: these are the phrases which show that the speaker is surprised

B and c

B. the fact that it is voluntary for supermarkets
I'd have thought it would have been compulsory.
"It seems ridiculous it isn't." --> surprised as it is voluntary while it should be compusory.

C. how little research was done before its introduction
I couldn't get over is the fact that it was brought in without enough consultation

couldn't get over --> surprised because of not enough consultation WHILE a lot of experts had deep reservations about it.

Hope them may be true :)

B
-> It seems ridiculous it isn't

C
-> I couldn't get over is the fact that

I choose B and C

C, D

I choose B&C.
B - I'd have thought it would have been compulsory. It seems ridiculous it isn't.
C - what I couldn't get over is the fact that it was brought in without enough consultation.

Hi, I choose B & C
- surprised = It seems ridiculous it isn't./what I couldn't get over is the fact that
- how little research was done before its introduction = without enough consultation
- the fact that it is voluntary for supermarkets = I'd have thought it would have been compulsory

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

B

I'd have thought it would have been compulsory. It seems ridiculous it isn't.

C

what I couldn't get over is the fact that it was brought in without enough consultation

Phrases showing surprise:

- it seems ridiculous
- what I couldn't get over is

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