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IELTS Eassy Vocabulary


Expressing personal opinions:

  • In my opinion, …
  • Personally, I think that …
  • It seems to me that ...
  • I must admit that …
  • I believe/suppose that ...
  • I cannot deny that …
  • As I see it, …
  • As far as I'm concerned, …
  • I would argue that ...
  • I'd like to point out that …
  • In my experience, ...


Very strong opinions:

  • I am sure that …
  • I am convinced that ...
  • I am certain that ...
  • Example: I would argue that computers are rather beneficial for kids.


    Out Lining Factcs

    • The fact is that …
    • It is obvious that …
    • It is clear that …
    • There is no doubt that …
    • This proves that …
    • Example: It is obvious that deforestation has no positive effects.


    Generalizing

    • To summarise, ...
    • In conclusion, ...
    • Overall, ...
    • On balance, ...
    • Taking everything into consideration, ...
    • Example: Overall, no parents should neglect their children.


    Concluding

    • Generally speaking, ...
    • On the whole, ...
    • Typically, ...
    • By and large ...
    • Example: Generally speaking, smoking is a bad habit.


    Proving your arguments

    • to attest, ...
    • to prove, ...
    • this (fact) is attested/proven by ...
    • this (fact) is evidenced by ...
    • this (fact) is testified by ...
    • this (fact) is endorsed/supported by...
    • this (evidence) establishes that ...

    Example: Consuming moderate amounts of sweets can be good for health. This is evidenced by a number of cases when people improved their health conditions by eating chocolate.


    Expressing general opinions:

    • It is (generally) claimed that …
    • It is (generally) said that …
    • It is (generally) thought that ...
    • It is (generally) considered that ...
    • A common opinion is that ...
    • A popular belief is that ...
    • Example: It is considered that rigorous diets are very unhealthy.


    Giving examples

    • For example, ...
    • For instance, ...
    • A good illustration of this is ...
    • Evidence for this is provided by ...
    • We can see this when ...
    • Example: A lot of wild animals are endangered. Evidence for this is proved by decreasing number of species.