Monday, 9 November 2009

Composition. My English and Me



Writing. My English and me. Past, present and future.
Write about yourself and your English experience.
You can use some of these words and expressions:

English is important for me because...
When I was... At the age of...
My aims are...
My expectations...
My current level is..
I am motivated.../My attitude towards the learning of the language is...
This academic year I plan to.../This year I have a lot of time to...
In the near future I expect to.../I will need English in the future to...
I work better in groups/individually because...
I still make some specific mistakes as for example...
I consider myself open to other ways of speaking, cultures...

Linking devices:
To begin with I would like to say that I...Firstly, ...Secondly, ... Lastly, ...
On the whole/in general
At first sight...in fact/in practice
Moreover,...Furthermore, ...In addition  to this, ...What is more,...To make matters worse/if this were not enough/on top of all this
Next,...Besides, ... After that...during..
Likewise, ... Similarly,...Otherwise...
 in order to /so that

As far as grammar is concerned/ as regards grammar/ with regard to grammar..

On the question of...
In some ways/in some respects/to a certain extent...

In this way more...And therefore, ...So...Consequently,...As a result,...Thus, ...because of this/for this reason

Believe it or not/strange as it may seem/strangely enough...
As you can imagine/not surprisingly/obviously/it goes without saying that...
Fortunately/Luckily enough.../unfortunately...
Whether we like it or not...
This is why ...These are the main reasons why ...
...for instance...
...and the most important,
At first/at the beginning...in the end/in the long run
Although...., ....though...,In spite of..., Despite..., Nevertheless,...
However, I must finally say that ___________,
In conclusion,

Expressing a personal point of view:
In my opinion/view...Personally, I think that.../I would say that
As far as I am concerned/As far as my opinion is concerned
Speaking for myself.../As I see it
If you ask me.../I would suggest that.../I would like to point out/
What I mean is
I agree to a certain extent/ I’m afraid I must disagree

Click here for more words and collocations about challenges and motivation

2 comments:

  1. Hi, there! I´m Nieves. How many words must we write for the composition?
    Thanks.
    I will send this post as anonymous because I have no idea how to put my name. It would be great if you could give me a hand. Thank you again.

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  2. You may write about 250 words.

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