niedziela, 21 kwietnia 2013
Spoken English. Tips.

ADDING INFORMATION

Yes, and as well as that .... 

Apart from that ..

Not only that ...

And there's another thing ...

I hadn't thought of that. We could also ...

 

AGREEING AND DISAGREEING

Yes, that's true.

So do I.

Neither do I.

I couldn't agree more.

I suppose so.I agree up to a point, but ...

Yes, but (what about) ...?

Do you think so?

But don't you think that... ?

Actually, I think it's more important ...

 

CHECKING YOU UNDERSTAND

I'm not quite sure what we have to do first.

So you want me to ... ? 

Sorry, do you mean we have to ... ?

 

COMPARING AND CONTRASTING

They both show ... 

They both seem to be .. 

Both of ... are... 

Both of these people look as if ... 

There are ... in both photos.

In thisone ... and this one... 

Neither of them...

The one on the right shows ... while/whereas in the other one there's...

One thing which is different (in this one) is ... 

The main difference is that the top one seems to be .... while the bottom one .. 

The main difference between ... and .. is ...

This one is ... whereas ... is ...

 

CORRECTING YOURSELF

What I meant was ... 

Sorry, I meant to say ... 

I mean ... 

 

EXPRESSING ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

The good thing about ... is ... On the other hand ... 

One disadvantages about ... is .... Having said, that ... 

 

EXPRESSING LIKES, DISLIKES AND PREFERENCES

I would like ... but .. 

I wouldn't mind .. but on the other hand ... 

Althought.. I'd like ... because ... 

I think I'd prefer ... as ...

I'm not really very interested in ... 

If I had to choose ... 

... but if I had to choose... 

I prefer ...

I think I would say ... 

To be honest, I haven't thought much about it.

 

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

I think ... 

For me, one of the most important .. is .. 

I don't think if matters... 

I just don't think it's ...

Personally, I ....

It's very hard to say, but .. 

 

GIVING AND ASKING FOR SUGGESTIONS

Why don't we start by... ?

Shall we .. first? 

Let's begin with ...

We could start by talking about ...

Let's decide which .. 

Shall we make a decision?

Do you agree?

What would you say? 

Do you think we should .. ?

 

INTERRUPTING

Can I just say ... ?

Sorry to interrupt you, but ... 

 

PARAPHRASING

It's something you need to when .. 

It's when you ... 

You use it to ...

It's like a ... 

It's a ... where/that/who ... you (+verb)

It's a kind of ...

 

SPECULATING

If could be/could have been ...

It can't be/can't have been...

It might be/ might have been...

It must have/ must have had ...

I get the impression that ...