3B discourse markers (2): adverbs and adverbial expressions

Complete the dialogue with ONE word in each gap.


  • Mario: It sounds like you’ve been keeping yourself busy. I’m surprised you spend any time at all at home. By the way, how are the new neighbours?
  • Kristina: We aren’t exactly friends. As a matter of fact, I don’t like them at all. We’re always arguing about something silly like the noise the kids make or their dog.
  • Mario: At least you’re still on speaking terms.
  • Kristina: Just about. They’re not very reasonable, I mean, they don’t see that what they do might upset people living around them. I’m not sure I want to spend the rest of my life warring with the neighbours, to be honest.
  • Mario: In other words, you’re thinking of moving?
  • Kristina: Well, on the one hand, it’s a decent flat and a great location but on the other hand, maybe we need a change. After all, we have been here nine years.
  • Mario: What would the kids say?
  • Kristina: As far as they’re concerned, anywhere with internet access would do. On the whole, a new place might be the best thing for everyone.