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4. Checking the listener has understood

You can use these word and phrases to check if the listener is following what you are saying:

· Are you with me ?

· Did you follow that?

· Have you got that?

· Is everything clear so far?

· Does that seem to make sense?

5. Organizing Ideas/ showing where you are going


Linking what you are saying

You can use these words and phrases to make a speech more coherent add link / add ideas :

· In addition……

· Besides…..

· What's more….

· As well as…

· Moreover…

· Furthermore…

Ordering/ Sequencing

You can use these words and phrases to sequence ideas:

First of all, ...

· To start with, …

· Secondly, …

· Another thing is that...

· Last but not least, …

Sequencing actions

You can use these words and phrases to talk about the order in which action happen:

· First of all, …

· Next, …

· Then,

· After that, …

· Finally, …

Summarising

You can use these words and phrases to summarise your Idea at the end of talk:

· So what it comes down to is…

· The point I’m trying to make is…

· Let me just recap what's been said so far.

· In shorts, …

· To sum up, up …

· Basically, …

· Overall, it's would seem that...


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