Useful Expressions to use in IELTS Speaking part 3:

Expressing Opinion:
I think/believe that…
I suppose/ presume/ would say…
I think most people would agree that…
I believe it is hard to deny that…
I strongly believe that…
I think none would deny that…



Giving an Example:
Take ………., for example…
A good example of this is…
To give an example…
I can give a relevant example here…
Look at…….., for instance.



Asking for help:
I am not sure what you meant by (…)
Could you please, say that in other words?
Could you please, repeat the question?
Do you mean……….?
I am sorry. Could you please, repeat that?



Self-correcting:
I mean…
Or, should I say…
Or rather…
… would be more precise…



Buying some time/ Stalling for time:
That’s an interesting/ difficult/ tough question…
I have never really thought about it, but…
I don’t know much about it but…
I have not given enough thought on that…
Well, not sure where should I start…

Commenting on your own ideas:
I know this may sound obvious but…
This may sound strange but…
I am not sure if this is the correct example…
Strange it may seem but…
I am sorry to have to say this but…
Though this is very sad, but this is the reality…


Rephrasing:
What I mean is…
To rephrase what I have just said…
What I want to say is…
What I am trying to say is…
Another way of saying it is…



Getting to the point:
To get to the main point…
Anyway, to get to the point…
The main point I want to make is that…
So, to turn to my original point…



Introducing other ideas/contrasting ideas:
On the other hand…
On the contrary…
To look at it another way…
Then again…
From a different perspective…
From a different point of view…



Drawing the conclusion/ Ending a point/ discussion:
In summary, I can say that…
So, that’s why I think that…
Anyway, that’s why…

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