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Some useful expressions

Presenting the document

This document is
• a text written by (+ name of the author)
• an article from (+ name of the newspaper or magazine)
• an extractfrom (+ name of the source)
• The extract was published in (+ name of the source)
• a conversation between … and …
• This document was published in (+ year/month and year)
• Thisdocument was published on (+ date)

Organizing your presentation

• To begin with/first of all/first
• Secondly
• Then/next
• Consequently/as a consequence
• There are twooptions/alternatives/possibilities: …

Presenting the theme

• This passage/text/document
o is about …
o deals with …
o shows that …
• The main issue that isillustrated by this document is …
• The main idea that is raised here is …
• The point which is raised in this text is …
• The author raises a very important point: …
• The questionhere is: …
• The scene took place in …
• The event occurred in …

Mentioning an illustration

It is illustrated by
• a picture/photo of …
• a drawing
o of (+description of picture)
o by (+ name of the artist)
• a cartoon drawn by …
• a map of …
• an advert for …

Describing the layout of the document

• I can describe
othe layout of the document
o the different elements of the document
• The document consists of …
• There’s
o a picture
o a text
▪ at the top▪ at the bottom
▪ on the right hand side
▪ on the left hand side of the page

Mentioning the main ideas

• The author
o says that …o states that …
o writes that …
o emphasizes the fact that …
o is convinced that …
• The text is based on a comparison between … and …
• For the...
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