IELTS

When you don’t understand the question

  • Please, forgive my nervousness.
  • I didn’t quite follow that. Could you please repeat the question?
  • Sorry. Could you repeat that please?
  • Do you mean we should…?
  • I didn’t catch what you said. Could you repeat it, please?
  • I didn’t grasp what you meant. Could you say that again?
  • I’m not clear about something. Could I ask a question?

 

Personal Preferences

  • I prefer doing… than doing
  • I can’t really say which I prefer. It depends
  • As for which I prefer, well it depends on….
  • I would choose the… because…
  • Personally speaking and being actually a teenager, I would definitely choose/prefer…
  • I’d rather do…

 

Introducing the topic

  • More and more people (are doing)…
  • The trend nowadays is towards (doing)…
  • Over the past ten years or so the media have frequently carried reports of…
  • Recent research indicates that…
  • Although most people would generally agree that … few would deny that

 

Stating your opinion

  • As I see it ….
  • As far as I am concerned ….
  • From my point of view ….
  • It seems to me that…
  • I would also say that…..
  • I am convinced that…
  • I am inclined to believe that…
  • There is no doubt in my mind that…
  • One of the drawbacks of…is…
  • However, one of the benefits is that…

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