CHUNKS for FLUENCY

Children, most language learners want to demonstrate more confidence when speaking the language. They particularly want to develop fluency, which is an important goal for most learners of English. Fluency referees to the ability to speak and get your ideas across to others, without pausing too much to think about what you are saying. Becoming more fluent in English can help you connect and have a conversation with others.

To develop your fluency when speaking, it can help to learn vocabulary in chunks. These are groups of words that often go together. For example, when giving your opinion, you often say, "In my opinion....." or " I think that....". In a more formal setting, you could say "from my point of view". These phrases or chunks of language are really important for fluency, because we can use them directly, without pausing to think about each word. So learning these useful chunks of language, you can sound more fluent.

We've decided to publish such useful phrases or chunks for you in a series that you would like to try.

Make an attempt to use these phrases when speaking as often as possible at home or at school/ work, until you feel confident using them.

Personal Point of View

You can use these words and phrases to express a personal Point of View:

● Personally, I think that.....

● It seems to me that ....

● from my point of view....

● in my opinion ......

● in my experience ......

● Personally I think......

● I feel that.....

● I believe that....

( Don't say according to me)

General point of view

You can use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is thought by people in general:

●( some) People say that.....

● I've heard that.....

● It's a fact that ......

Expressing two points of view

You can use these words and phrases to express two sides of a situation or two points of view :

● On the one hand...., on the

other hand....

● Although I'd...., I certainly wouldn't ....

● While I might...., I don't think I'd....

● Of course I'd...., but I am not sure if I'd...

● There's no doubt that it would...., but there's also a chance it might....

be....

Expressing a preference

You can use these words and phrases to express a preference:

● I'd much rather...( do) than ....(do something else )

● I prefer ....to....

● I'd prefer to ....(do).

● I think.... is much more interesting than .....

● I don't find.... half as interesting as.....

● I like .....better than.....

Expressing uncertainty

You can use these words and phrases to say you aren't sure about something:

● I'm not really sure but I think ....

●I can't say for certain but.....

● It's difficult to say exactly but perhaps .....

● I couldn't say, really.....

● I'm not sure.....

● I don't know for sure but.....

Speculating

You can use these words and phrases to speculate when you're not sure about something :

● It's difficult to say exactly but I suppose it could be....

● I'm not sure but it might be....

● It can't be ....because...

● It must be.... because ....

● I would guess.....


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