IELTS

Presenting arguments

  • One justification often given for…is that…
  • Those who object to… often argue that…
  • Another objection is that….
  • However, it should not be forgotten that…
  • Some people are opposed to… on the grounds that…
  • One of the drawbacks of…is…
  • However, one of the benefits is that
  • Generally speaking, there are both advantages and disadvantages to either way. .
  • On the one hand…
  • On the other hand…

Agreeing

  • I agree with…
  • I also think that…
  • I am in complete agreement with…
  • I’m in favour of…
  • I would also like to add..
  • Similarly, I believe that…
  • I suppose you’re right.
  • I suppose you have a point there,
  • I think that’s a good point, but I believe we have to remember that…
  • Another equally common problem is….
  • Undoubtedly it is true to say that…
  • It is my conviction that…

Disagreeing.

  • I disagree because I think that…
  • We should take into account the fact hat…
  • On the other hand…
  • I see what you’re saying but I think…
  • Perhaps. But don’t you think that…?
  • Another way of looking at it is…
  • On the contrary…

Changing the topic

  • As regards the…
  • Concerning the…
  • As for the…

Describing causes

  • One factor which has led to… is…
  • One of the factors which have brought this about is…
  • The problem often stems from…
  • What has made the situation worse is…
  • One consequence of… is…

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