Some academic english for your writings and oral speeches
SOME ACADEMIC ENGLISH FOR YOUR WRITINGS AND ORAL SPEECHES
How to give strong expressions of opinion
This is a key factor in understanding the whole issue
This maybe a perfect example of how something can be achieved
It is a clear illustration of the problem.
Less strong expressions of opinion
The researcher gave a tentative explanation
This broadly support the points against resorting to nuclear power
There is a strong tendency to manipulate someone’s words. It is important to gather evidence and carry
out a detailed study of all the factors that play a part in social conditioning. This may need supporting
evidence. This point of view challenges the theory.
It falls into two main categories, it is essential to make reference to, and crucial to draw a distinction
between…and…. This aspect raises important questions such as …. And touch on issues of high
importance. We also have to take into consideration/to bear in mind/to take into account and to
assess the significance of this aspect. It is also important to lay emphasis on underlying aspects, for
instance.., and to lend support to those who are strongly in favour of new perspectives. We cannot
hold firmly to just one theory but we must draw an analogy between this…and this…. Some maybe
reluctant to put forward their arguments, to take up/or adopt a specific position and to state their
opinion. Hence, some argue convincingly on their points of views, then they briefly summarize,
sometimes they disagree profoundly but in most of the cases they always draw a conclusion.
There is a strong tendency in the work of some linguists to suggest that spoken language is inferior to
written language. We must first gather evidence, then carry out a detailed study of all the factors that
play a part in social conditioning. You cannot expect your claim to be accepted if you cannot offer
supporting evidence. Simon Hart challenges the theory of social change put forward by professor
Kemp. It is important in academic writing always to acknowledge your sources. If you fail to do this, you
will commit plagiarism.
Lucas published the results of his groundbreaking research on genetics. His latest paper also makes a
significant contribution to the field. He sets out some powerful arguments which will shape our
thinking for years to come.
Partridge strenuously defends her theory, which has come under attack recently in several journals. She
argues that the Prime Minister played a central role in the political crisis of 1811, and goes into great
detail to support her argument.
In this latest book, Marina Kass gives an account of Karl Marx’s philosophy and provides evidence to
support the claim that Garpov seriously misinterpreted Marx. In addition, the book offers a concise
summary of the present state of Marxist philosophy.
Nathan attempts to establish a connection between mobile phone use and physical damage to users’
brains, but he does not offer irrefutable proof and statistics do not show any significant trends.
Japanese visitors comprised/made up 70% of the hotel’s guests last year. The course is comprised of
two elements: reading and writing. These two approaches can be subsumed under one heading. The
book embraces a number of issues, from economic to religious ones. Her philosophy is difficult to
I should like to preface my argument with a true story. I shall return to this point later in my essay. This
brings me/us to my next area of discussion. I should now like to address the question of the arms race.
The arguments are presented in ascending/descending order of importance. The ideas of several
writers will be cited in support of the argument. The text alludes to several themes that need closer
examination. Discussion of the roots of the problem is beyond the scope of this essay. It is impossible to
deal with all the issues in this short essay. There will only be space to touch upon the big question of
political responsibility. We are forced to conclude that unemployment will always be with us.