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USEFUL EXPRESSIONS FOR FCE SPEAKING TEST

Speaking part 2 Speaking part 3

§ Both pictures are connected to the theme of… How about..? / what do you think about…?
§ Both of them show… Shall we start with… ? / Don’t you think so?
§ They both show/have/etc Do you think we should...?
§ They’re both quite similar because they both Why don’t we...?
§ show/have/etc Perhaps we should...
§ There are ..... in both photographs Let’s decide about...., shall we?
§ The top one looks more..... than the bottom one. What shall we do first?
§ The one on the left is/shows/has ..... but the one on the Personally, I (don’t) think
right is .... As far as I can tell, …
§ This one is not as......as the other one. In my opinion / in my view/ it seems to me that ….
§ This picture reminds me of ..... whereas/while the other From my point of view / As I see it…
one..... I hadn’t thought of that.
§ The biggest difference between them is that this one... That’s a good point, but…
but the other one... That sounds like a good idea!
§ Another similarity is that… I totally / completely agree / disagree.
§ The main difference between the pictures is that… Absolutely (not) / Definitely (not)
§ … are completely different. That makes sense/ I see what you mean.
§ …but they look much (+comparative) … I think it might be better to …
§ is probably less (+ comparative) (What) have we decided then?
§ In contrast, … So, let’s decide which one...
§ On the other hand, … I was just thinking that!
§ In the picture above it looks as if... I was just going to say that!
§ In the one below it looks like... That's just what I was thinking.
§ Judging from the photograph, the children... I couldn't agree more.
§ Picture ... is by far the best to show because ... You're totally right.
USEFUL EXPRESSIONS FOR FCE SPEAKING TEST

Speaking part 4

§ Well, personally, I think…


§ I’m not sure, to be honest.
§ People often say that…, but I ….
§ People often complain that …, and I agree.
§ People dislike… This is because…
§ For example, when you…
§ I can think of a few examples of this, …
§ There are many reasons for this…