Breakfast time. This is Marmite. If you're familiar with British food, you'll know it tastes strange—very, very strange. It's good, though.
It tastes very strange. It's good, though.
Hello, and welcome to LetThemTalk. What I want to show you today is how to use "though," "although," and "even though" in English. But what I want you to especially pay attention to is how to use "though" at the end of a sentence, as it's very common among native English speakers.
哈囉，歡迎來到 LetThemTalk 頻道。今天我想教你們怎麼運用英文中的「though（雖然、然而）」、「although（雖然）」和「even though（儘管、即使）」。但我希望你們特別留意「though」放在句尾的用法，因為英語母語人士普遍都會這麼使用。
Okay. First of all, let's look at the differences between "although" and "though." They are both used to show the contrast of an idea. As a conjunction—that is, for connecting clauses in a sentence—they are exactly the same. Some people say that "although" is more formal, but you'll find both forms in written and spoken English. You can use "though" or "although" at the beginning of a sentence. For example, "Though it was cold, we still went swimming." Or in the middle of a sentence, for example, "I decided to go to the party, although I was tired." "I passed the exam, although it was difficult."
"Even though" can also be used to show a greater contrast. For example, "They gave him the job, even though he was very young."
"Though," but not "although" or "even though," can also be used as an adverb at the end of a sentence. We do this a lot in conversation and in informal writing. "We won the cup. It wasn't easy, though." So, remember, all you need is a statement followed by an idea that shows a contrast to that statement, then put "though" at the end. "A lot of people support him. He's a complete idiot, though." We also use it to respond to what somebody else says with a contrasting statement, for example, "This is a terrible film." "Yes, I know. I do like it, though." Using "though" like this at the end of a sentence is extremely common among native English speakers, especially in conversation, so do use it.
That's it. Thank you for watching. This English language video's finished. More coming soon, though.