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Speaking Gambits

Speaking Gambits

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Published by: marymary on May 25, 2009
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SPECULATINGDESCRIBING LOCATIONGIVING YOUR PERSONAL OPINION
Speaking Gambits
Advanced Level
… might / could / could well (be) / must (be)…They look as if they areOne can’t rule out the possibility that ……at the very top / bottom of the picturein the top/ bottom right- /left- hand corneron the left-/ right-hand sidein the foreground / backgroundright next tojust / a little to the right / left of directly oppositeIn my opinion / view…Generally speaking, I think…Personally, I haven’t the faintest idea about / whetherTo my mind…I’d just like to say…As far as I’m concerned…I’m quite convinced that…To be quite honest / frank…If you ask me…
 
EXPRESSING PERSONAL PREFERENCESDESCRIBING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCESGIVING YOURSELF TIME TO THINK
Speaking Gambits
Advanced Level
I’d rather (do)-… than…I could never do / be … but I’d really enjoy…There’s no comparison between … and …I’d prefer … to …I’d be far happier doing … than…compared toin contrast tosimilar / almost identical toslightly / completely different from(not) as (spacious) asless (modern, luxurious) thanin a similar position to / different position fromEr… I would say that…Well, now, let me see…It’s difficult to say exactly but …I can’t be sure but…
 
COMMENTING ON SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUTTALKING ABOUT CERTAINTY, POSSIBILITY ANDIMPROBABILITYINTERPRETING PAST IDEAS
Speaking Gambits
Advanced Level
Actually, I don’t have any first-hand experience of... but ...Personally, I’ve never had anything to do / had very little todo with ... but ...I haven’t a clue!It’s rather difficult to say, but I would imagine...I doubt whether…I’m bound to …There’s a fairly good chance of …There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that…They obviously thought cities would / mightIt is reasonable to assume they thought life would / mightApparently they were convinced teachers would / couldPresumably they imagined transport would / might

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