language to structure answer

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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