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Speaking Tips C1-C2 Levels in English

Are you about to take an English speaking exam or simply want to improve your speaking skills? These advanced C1-C2 level English phrases are going to spice up your English conversations and make you sound more professional at the same time.

Grammar Corner Speaking Tips C1-C2 Levels in English

 

What to say when you don't understand the question

We've all been there. You're in a conversation and get asked a question but you have no idea what to answer or don't understand the question. Instead of giving a blank stare or blurting out "huh?", there are some more professional things to say when you don't understand a question:

  • I didn't quite follow that. Could you please repeat the question?
  • I didn't catch what you said. Could you repeat it, please?
  • I didn't grasp what you meant. Could you say that again, please?

Personal Preferences

Getting asked about things you like and dislike is part of almost every conversation. Instead of answering with a simple "yes" or "no", there are some better ways to spice up the conversation:

  • I prefer doing... than doing ...
  • Personally speaking, I would definitely ...
  • I would choose ... because ...

Statig your Opinion

Getting your point across is an important skill everyone should possess, especially when communicating in a foreign language. You can use the following phrases to help you:

  • As far as I'm concerned...
  • From my point of view...
  • I am inclined to believe that...

Presenting Arguments

Once you have stated your opinion on a certain matter, it is time to convince your conversation partner of your opinion. To do this, you might want to use the following phrases:

  • One justification often given for ... is that...
  • However, it should not be forgotten that...
  • One of the benefits is that...

Agreeing and Disagreeing

Agreeing and politely disagreeing to arguments and opinions is an extremely important part of a conversation or debate. The following phrases will help you stay professional and polite:

  • I am in complete agreement with...
  • Undoubtedly it is true to say that...
  • I see what you are saying but I think...
  • Another way of looking at it is...

 

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