Why Is It Always Good To Speak Naturally But With Powerful Words?

Do you know you are expected to make use of English that is natural?

Well, let me explain what “Natural English” stands for? Natural English is all about simple English. You do not have to be too formal, nor too informal while speaking during the test.

There are many students who begin a topic like this:

  • In my opinion
  • In my views
  • I think
  • I feel
  • In modern life
  • Today, it is

Of course, that is the common beginning. But, don’t you think interviewers listen to the same stuff from a hundred other IELTS Speaking test takers?

Yes, of course, they listen to the same stuff. So, where is uniqueness in your style of speaking? To bring uniqueness in your style of speaking, you do not have to move away from the common usage of words or phrases. But, you can at least, think of some other ways of saying the same things. You can begin your topic in some other style.

So, spice them up a little with the other meaningful words.

  • I honestly feel
  • I earnestly believe
  • When it comes to my opinion about it, I feel
  • What I really think of it is that ….
  • What I actually feel is that …...

Other common phrases that most of the students use are as follows:

  • Today, I think….
  • I agree that
  • I disagree that
  • Mind you….
  • As for….
  • On the other hand….
  • While…..
  • It is true….
  • Incidentally….
  • By the way….
  • People say that….
  • It is said that….
  • So…
  • Therefore…
  • It is important/necessary for me to….
  • Another thing is….
  • I should say
  • It is true that
  • However…
  • Still….
  • In my view
  • I think/I guess
  • Whilst/While
  • Moreover, However, Nevertheless
  • As well as that….
  • On top of it
  • In addition to this
  • Additionally…
  • In consequence….
  • To begin with...
  • In conclusion…
  • All in all…
  • Firstly….
  • Thereafter…
  • Regarding this


Of course, if you can spice them up with other powerful words or word groups then you are surely going to create a good impression on the examiner.

  • It is praiseworthy that (when you really agree)
  • It is admirable that
  • I support
  • I go along with
  • At one with the world on….
  • Side against
  • Fall into line

Of course, use the words and phrases that are common but they should be effective and more meaningful.

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