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ADJECTIVES AND ITS SYNONYMES

To describe a person (positive)


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Kind
Brave
Happy
Hard-working
Loving
Sympathetic
Openhearted
Supportive
Clever
Excited
Delighted
Calm
Selfless
Overjoyed
Respectful
Determined
Outgoing

Gentle, warm-hearted
Bold, reckless, temerarious, fearless,
Jolly, joyful, glad, optimistic, cheerful
Industrious, dedicated, committed
Tender, warm, caring
Emphatic, good-listener
Benevolent, good-hearted
Giving help and encouragement to somebody
Smart, intelligent
Eager, anxious, enthusiastic
Thrilled, pleased
Peaceful, serene
Altruistic, unselfish
Extremely pleased and happy
Polite, well-mannered
Strong-willed, resolute
Friendly & energetic, sociable, gregarious

To describe a person (negative)


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Obnoxious
Foolish
Dissatisfied
Outraged
Horrified
Sad
Regretful
Dull
Shy
Mad
Grumpy
Envious
Stubborn
Mysterious
Conceited

Despicable, hateful, detestable


Silly, stupid, unwise
Disgruntled, unhappy, annoyed
Very angry, shocked, or upset
Frightened, scared
Pitiful, Sorrowful, tearful, depressed
To feel sorry, remorseful
Boring, dreary, uninteresting
Bashful, timid
Crazy, insane
Irritable, quick-tempered
Jealous, to be green with envy
Obstinate, close-minded
Inexplicable, occult
Too proud of yourself, your actions or abilities
Big-headed, cocky

To describe places & moments


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Perfect
Beautiful
Enjoyable
Interesting
Huge
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Crowded

Striking, astonishing, breath-taking, astounding


Extraordinary, amazing, fantastic, incredible, superb
marvellous, wonderful, terrific, stunning, excellent,
outstanding, remarkable, magnificent, captivating
Flawless, idyllic, ideal, unique
Fabulous, charming, lovely, divine, harmonious
Worthy, Gratifying, valuable
Fascinating, unbelievable, gripping
Big, enormous, giant, large, massive
Dreadful, awful, horrible, unpleasant
Bustling, busy place, fast-paced

WAYS OF SAYING YES

Yes (adverb)
Used for telling someone that what they have said or asked is true or correct

Definitely/ absolutely (adverb)


Used for emphasizing that you mean yes

Of course (adverb)
Used for saying yes very definitely, in answer to a question

Sure (adverb)
Used for saying yes or for agreeing to something

Naturally (adverb)
Used for saying yes, especially when that would be most peoples answer

Thats right
Used instead of yes as an answer to a question or statement

By all means
Used for politely agreeing with someone, giving permission, or saying yes

You bet/ I bet so


Used for saying yes in an enthusiastic way

PART 1 SPEAKING: USEFUL PHRASES


(1) I'm speaking English for my own satisfaction / for my job / in order to improve
my employment prospects.
(2) If you want to go ahead these days, you need to have a good command of
English
(3) I'd love to visit places untouched by man.
However, there's no place like home.
(4) That's a big question!
(5) I want to be a useful member of society.
(6) I'm keen on ...
(7) I'm an avid [traveler, sport player, reader]
(8) I haven't given it much thought until now.

PART 2 SPEAKING: USEFUL PHRASES


(1) What strikes me about the first picture is the fact that...
(2) This picture reminds me of...
(3) Judging from the photograph, the children are...
(4) The man appears to be...
(5) From what we can see here, he must...
(6) There are many similarities...
(7) Both picture depict...
(8) Both picture are quite similar in that they show...
(9) When you give it a closer look it reveals...
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The first picture shows X ... whereas the other picture X ...
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Another important difference is...
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The picture A ... doesn't show X ... as clearly as in picture B...
The picture A ... attempts to ... but I think picture B ... does this more
effectively...
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All pictures are interesting, but the second picture ... gives a stronger
idea of...
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It's difficult to tell from a photograph but this picture could have been
taken in ...
I might be wrong, but I'd say that this picture ...
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I would imagine/guess that this picture comes from ...
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The picture ... is by far the best to show because ...
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I'm surprised there is no picture showing...
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A picture of ... would get the message across more effectively.
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The cover would be so much better if we had a picture of ...
So let's look at the alternatives ...
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The name for this escapes me at present, but it's for/it's like ...
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The name for it is on the tip of my tongue ... (tengo el nombre de esto en
la punta de mi lengua mas no lo recuerdo)

PART 3 SPEAKING: USEFUL PHRASES


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Up to the problem in question ...


The main problem is around ...
It's my belief ...
For my part ...
As I see it ...
As I was saying ...
I forgot to mention ...
I'm of the opinion that ...
To my mind ...
To my way of thinking ...
I am convinced that ...
I am inclined to believe that ...
Don't get me wrong but shouldn't we ... ?
Judging by ... they must be ...
... is a separate issue.
Moving on to ...
Taking everything into account ...
I couldn't agree more.
I agree up to a point.
I think I see what you mean, but ...
I'm in two minds about it. / I'm ambivalent about ...
I don't see eye to eye with you here ...
That's true in a way, I suppose, but ...
I don't feel convinced ...
That's one way of looking at it. On the other hand ...
Can you take a clear stand on that matter?
It brings to the question / idea / problem of ...
Perhaps we should put ... first? What do you think?
A strong point in favour of ... is that ...
What do you think should go next?

Are you happy with this order then?


Do you go along with that?

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PART 4 SPEAKING: USEFUL PHRASES


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Just following from what X was saying, I also feel ...


While generally agreeing with X, I must say that ...
Adding to what X has just said, I think ...
I can sympathise with what X said but ...
One thing X didn't mention is ...
Surprising, as it may seem, I don't support X's view on ...

(7) Perhaps it should be also emphasized that ... / it should be pointed out that ...