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The phrases below can be used to add coherence to your part 2 answer by guiding the listener regarding what particular aspect you are talking about.

Opening: Introductory phrases to use when you start your talk:

I’m going to talk about…

OK, I’m going to describe…

Well, I’d like to talk about…

 

The first point: 

The first thing I’d like to mention is …

I’d like to begin by highlighting that…

The most important point about [rephrase question] is…

In terms of [rephrase question], I would like to mention…

 

The second point: 

Going on to [rephrase question], and what I’d like to highlight here is that …

Now concerning the matter of [rephrase question], what I would like to mention here is that …

 

The third point: 

Progressing to the subject of [rephrase question]. I would like to explain that…

Moving onto the question regarding [rephrase question], what I would like to make clear is that…

 

The last point: 

Finally, I’d like to discuss [rephrase question]

Finally then, if there is still enough time, I would also like to mention that…

 

Phrases for adding details:

At that time…

It happened…

It took place…

It’s been going on since…

It’s near…

 

Phrases to describe something that had an effect on you

… influenced me

… had an effect on me

… impressed me

… motivated me

… touched me deeply

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