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Useful Language for the Speaking Test IELTSx, 2016

Also
Besides this
As well as
Perhaps I should mention Adding information
Not onlybut
Whats more
Although
though
However
On the other hand
Yet
but
The main difference is
One of the differences is Contrasting
In contrast
On the other hand
is totally different
is slightly different
whereas
while
Next
And then
Afterwards Sequencing
After that
So
Otherwise
In case Showing consequence

I like _____ more than _____


Comparing
_____ is better/ more interesting/ etc. than
_____
Similarly Comparing
Both
I prefer to + V1
Id rather + V1 Showing preferences
I prefer V+ing / noun
For instance
Take, for example
For one thing Giving examples
To give you an idea
Because
As
So Giving reasons, justifying
Thats why
The reason why
Useful Language for the Speaking Test IELTSx, 2016

What I mean is
What Im saying is
To be honest
Let me explain
You see
In fact, I think (that)
Personally, I think (that)
Actually, I believe (that)
In my view/opinion
I personally think
I feel that
To my mind Giving opinions
Obviously
Well, personally speaking
It seems that
From my point of view
As I see it
Im fairly certain that
What I mean to say is
In other words
To put it differently
Rephrasing
Let me put it another way
Generally
Usually
Most of the time Giving factual information
On the whole
Surprisingly enough
Actually Commenting
Interestingly enough
It may/could/might (well) be that
Its quite possible that
I imagine that
Perhaps
Maybe
Speculating
I guess
I suppose
I expect
Now, let me think
Its difficult to say exactly, but
Thats an interesting question
How shall I put it?
The best way I can answer this is Stalling
Mm, thats a difficult question. Let me see
Ill have to think about that
Lets put it this way