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Htet Soe Paing
04-29-2010, 08:47 AM
Phases and Vocabulary for the speaking section
To Hesitate (to give yourself more time to think)
Let’s see
That’s an interesting/a good question
Let me think
That’s a good question
To give an opinion
(why) I believe
I’d like to explain why
Personally
I’d enjoy
I would prefer/be
I think
In my opinion
As far as I’m concerned
It seems to me
I’d/ he feel/feels
To set up a condition
If
Even if
If I could
Whether (of not) to
…… as through
To further the argument
First (of all)….. second ……..third
In addition
There are (three) reasons why
Similarly
Furthermore
Moreover
Further
As an example
For instance
What’s more
……a good idea
…….in favor of
To summarize/conclude
In conclusion
Finally
As a result
In summary
Therefore
To sum up
In other words
To summarize
Then
In brief
On the whole
To conclude
As we have seen,
As have been said,
Thereby
Most importantly
To show ability
(I’d be) able to
I can/could
I’m able to
I’d be capable of
………enables
To show cause/reason and effect /result
As a result
Consequently
Because (of)
Due to
Thanks to
If this occurs, then
To this end
Since
For this reason
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Htet Soe Paing
05-26-2010, 11:28 AM
To show time relationships

Immediately
Then
Later
Afterwards
After
Before
While
During
As soon as
As
Sometimes
When
Ever/never
Every day/month/year

To generalize

Overall
For the most part
In general generally speaking
By and large

To show contrast

Same may argue that
Although
Even through
Whereas
While
Instead
In contrast
On the one hand
On the other hand
However
In spite of
Despite
Unlike
On the contrary
But
Neither/nor
…..rather than
……mistakenly
Not until
Surprisingly

To show emphasis

Above all
Obviously
Clearly
Evidently
Actually
In fact
Certainly
Definitely
Extremely
Indeed
Absolutely
Positively
Unquestionably
Without a doubt

To state policy

The policy is(that)
The policy states

To argue a point/ make a suggestion

….seems to warrant
….contends
…argues
….justifies
This observation is supported by
….to plead
….suggests
The suggestion is valid
….proposes
Both…and
Also
….claims
…..states
The suggestion is
Not only…but also
There are benefits

To show disagreement

….objects (to)
……disagrees with
……opposes
……contradicts
…are invalid
Other may argue

To choose one option over another

…might be/is the better option
…makes it a better policy
….is the better alternative

To show similarity

Just as
As… .. as
In the same way
Similarly
Likewise
As in/as was/as with/etc.
Like

To show purpose

In order to
For
So that
So as to
…compensation for

To show evidence/Give an example

As evidence of
The legitimacy of
Such as
For example
A few of these are
In the case of
In addition (to)
For one thing…for another

To state the problem

The problem is (how)

To state the options

She is considering two (various) options
One option is
The other option is
…..might/may be an/the easier/better option
…has (two) alternatives