Now let’s talk about a structure we can use to answer Basic Description type questions.
Building Basic Description answer structure
To help build a fluency, and natural way of speaking, we will begin with something like.
- Ok then . . .
- All right . . .
- Well, . . .
- Actually . . .
Next we are going to want to give a first point phrase. Some common pointing phrases are.
- The first thing I should mention is . . .
- The point I’d like to begin with is . . .
- I could start off by saying . . .
- My initial point is that . . .
Next, after describing our first point in a complex sentence, we’re going to want to use another second point phrase. Some common phrases we might use are . . .
- Another point I would like to make is . . .
- As well as that I can say . . .
- On top of that I would add that . . .
- Also, I suppose I should say that . . .
Then, after describing your second point in great detail. You’re going to want to use your third point phrase. So common expressions would be . . .
- And I shouldn’t forget to mention that . . .
- In addition I can add that . . .
- Something else that I need to comment on is that . . .
- I guess I could also remark that . . .
So, what other Basic Description questions?
They could be:
- Tell me about your house or the flat you live in
- Tell me about your city
- Describe your hometown
- What is your main ambition
- Tell me about your job
- What makes you happy
- Tell me about your familly