Expression Boosters

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Opening phrases:
 It is often said / argued that ...
 It is a fact that ...
 Over the past few years, it seems that ...
 Recently, we have all become concerned
that ...
 In the past, people ... but now...
 These days, it seems that / people are
becoming aware that ...
Time:
 in contemporary times
 in modern times
 in antiquity
 since the industrial revolution
 since the dawn of time
Examples:
 To exemplify, …
 In particular,
 For instance,
 Education, for instance, could be
improved.
Listing arguments:
 To begin with,…
 A second area to consider is ...
 Another point to consider is ...
 Finally, … should (also) be considered.
 Finally, it is clear that ...
Results:
 This, in turn, may lead to …
 One possible outcome of this situation is
that …
 Thus / Therefore / Hence / Consequently,

 This is bound to result in …
Problems & Negative Results:
 economic burden
 be at stake
 be in jeopardy
 the situation is getting out of hand
 people fall into the trap of doing sth
 serious (/negative) repercussions
 a negative impact on
Changing the topic:
 With regard to ...
 On the question of ...
 Another point to consider is ...

Contrast:
 However / Nonetheless / Nevertheless,

 Despite / In spite of …
 Although it is often seen as an insoluble
problem, there are viable solutions.
Support:
 be a(n) ardent (/fervent/passionate)
supporter of (doing) sth
 Many embrace the idea that…
 A bewildering number of people
advocate that…
 Many would go to any lengths to prove
the opposite.
Disagree:
 Many are conscientious objectors to the
idea that…
 Many take exception to the idea that…
 Many are at odds with this point of view.
Action:
 take austere measures
 the current situation requires /
necessitates immediate action
 put a ban on sth
 be banned from (doing) sth
 viable / feasible solution
 set a plan in motion
Adding to a point:
 Additionally / Moreover / Furthermore, …
 A further contributory factor is that …
 This problem is further exacerbated by

Solutions:
 Fortunately, there are solutions to this
problem, one of which is the idea of …
 There are many ways by which this
problem can be dealt with. Firstly, …
 There are several ways by which people
can deal with the problem at hand. One
idea is to … . Another is to … . A final
solution could be … .
 Those who are aware of the problem
are, by and large, determined to resolve
it. This can only be made possible,
however, by / if …
 reap the benefits
 an effective deterrent
 innovative ideas
 implement new policy / legislation
 instigate changes


Conclusions:
 To recapitulate, it seems that …
 On balance, it appears that the
advantages far outweigh the
disadvantages.
 To sum up,
 On the whole, …
Weighing up arguments:
 The benefits are offset by some major
problems.





While it is true that ..., it must not be
forgotten that ...
Although it could be argued that ..., it is
also a fact that … .
On the one hand ..., but on the other
hand ...
It is important to balance (a positive
point) against (a negative point)

Opinions:
 For my part,
 It is widely believed that…
 There is little / no doubt that…
 It goes without saying that…

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