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Bogiwombat
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useful language-advanced
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2014-10-16 06:51:30
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  1. Én személy szerint nem hiszem, hogy neki kellett volna
    Expressing reservations

    Personally, I don't think she should have
  2. Vitathatod, hogy egy kicsit naiv -hoz
    Expressing reservations

    You could argue that it was a bit stupid/naive to
  3. Ez valószínűleg nem lehet...
    Deciding which statements are true

    • This one can't possibly be/might be...
    • This one must be...
  4. Semmiképpen sem lehetett volna...
    Deciding which statements are true

    There is no way (s)he could've...
  5. Mesélj egy kicsit többet -ról
    Checking information

    Tell us a bit  more about...
  6. .
    Checking information

    Do you really expect us to believe...?
  7. .
    Checking information


    Where/What/Why exactly did you...?
  8. .
    Discussing possible problems

    What I want to avoid is...
  9. .
    Discussing possible problems

    One thing that concerns/worries me is...
  10. .
    Discussing possible problems

    ...could cause problems
  11. .
    Talking about the right thing to do

    The main thing to get across is...
  12. .
    Talking about the right thing to do

    He/She needs to feel that...
  13. .
    Talking about the right thing to do

    The best thing to do would be to...
  14. .
    Making statements

    I know this is hard to believe this, but once...
  15. .
    Making statements

    You may not believe this, but once...
  16. .
    Making statements

    Believe or not...
  17. .
    Making statements

    That's absolutely 100 per cent true.
  18. .
    Making suggestions

    You/she could always try... (-ing)
  19. .
    Making suggestions

    or else ... might be worth a try
  20. .
    Making suggestions

    One way to tackle it might be to...
  21. .
    Comparing ideas

    I think he should be entitled to...
  22. .
    Comparing ideas

    I think she deserves a bit more/less.
  23. .
    Comparing ideas

    That's far/a bit too much.
  24. .
    Comparing ideas

    That's not nearly enough.
  25. .
    What not to do

    One common mistake is to...
  26. .
    What not to do

    Avoid...ing
  27. .
    What not to do

    Be careful not to...
  28. .
    What not to do

    Don't ... whatever you do!
  29. .
    Imagining how they will react

    ... they'll probably find ... very odd/funny because ...
  30. .
    Imagining how they will react

    Hopefully, they'll be able to...
  31. .
    Imagining how they will react

    If I was opening the capsule, I'd...
  32. .
    Ending the story

    In the end...
  33. .
    Ending the story

    But the story doesn't end there, because...
  34. .
    Saying what you want to happen

    Personally, I think we should...
  35. .
    Saying what you want to happen

    I'm in favour of...
  36. .
    Saying what you want to happen

    I think ... is the priority here
  37. .
    Saying what you want to happen

    I feel very strongly that we should...
  38. .
    Ordering your instructions

    Before you start...
  39. .
    Ordering your instructions

    First of all...
  40. .
    Ordering your instructions

    What you need to do first is...
  41. .
    Ordering your instructions

    There's something important that I should have mentioned before...
  42. .
    Trying to reach a conclusion

    Do we all agree about...?
  43. .
    Trying to reach a conclusion

    The key issue is whether or not...
  44. .
    Trying to reach a conclusion

    Shall we move on to...?
  45. .
    Trying to reach a conclusion

    Shall we come back to ... later?
  46. .
    What to do

    • It's extremely important
    • It's vital that you ... (or ... will happen)
  47. .
    What to do

    The main thing is to...
  48. .
    What to do

    Make sure you always...
  49. .
    What to do

    The best way to ... is to ...
  50. .
    What to do

    Another way of doing it is to...
  51. .
    In your speech

    We found it difficult to come to an agreement...
  52. .
    In your speech

    After a great deal of discussion...
  53. .
    In your speech

    In the end, we decided...
  54. .
    In your speech

    I am very proud to present the award to...
  55. .
    In your speech

    The first prize goes to...
  56. .
    Explaining why you are including things

    ...will give them an impression/a taste/a snapshot/a good overview of...
  57. .
    Explaining why you are including things

    ...is a good way of illustrating/demonstrating...
  58. .
    Explaining why you are including things

    ...would be a good example of...
  59. .
    Time phrases

    Before long...
  60. .
    Time phrases

    By this time...
  61. .
    Time phrases

    At that point...
  62. .
    Time phrases

    From that day on...
  63. .
    Time phrases

    From that moment onwards...
  64. .
    Time phrases

    Ten weeks/months/years went by...
  65. .
    Presenting your conclusions

    In the circumstances, we feel that...
  66. .
    Presenting your conclusions

    We agreed unanimously that...
  67. .
    Presenting your conclusions

    We found it very difficult to agree...
  68. .
    Presenting your conclusions

    Some people felt that ... while others felt that...
  69. .
    describing feeling

    feeling completely (mystified/desperate/ashamed), he/she/they...
  70. .
    describing feeling

    To his/her horror/surprise/amusement/relief...
  71. .
    describing feeling

    In desperation/despair, he/she...
  72. .
    describing feeling

    He/she/they were in for a surprise/shock.
  73. .
    Discussing individual candidates

    An important point in his/her favour is...
  74. .
    Discussing individual candidates

    ...and ... would be an interesting combination
  75. .
    Discussing individual candidates

    ...might not fit in very well with the rest of the group
  76. .
    Discussing individual candidates

    ...would/wouldn't get on very well with...
  77. .
    Discussing individual candidates

    I think he/she might have difficulty ...ing
  78. .
    Explaining your targets

    My main aim is to...
  79. .
    Explaining your targets

    ...is one of my main priorities because of...
  80. .
    Explaining your targets

    Another important area for me is...
  81. .
    Explaining your targets

    So for that reason, I'm aiming to...
  82. .
    Explaining your targets

    Another thing I though might be a good idea is to...
  83. .
    Explaining your targets

    I'd find it really useful to look at...
  84. .
    a Giving personal views

    I'm (not) the kind of person who...
  85. .
    a Giving personal views

    One thing I'm good at is...
  86. .
    a Giving personal views

    One of my worst faults is that I (never)...
  87. .
    a Giving personal views

    I feel pretty happy about my...
  88. .
    a Giving personal views

    For me, I (don't) feel ... is very important/useful
  89. .
    a Giving personal views

    Personally, I'd like to concentrate on...
  90. .
    Explaining your choice

    He showed great courage/determination in the way he...
  91. .
    Explaining your choice

    He/she could easily have (done)...
  92. .
    Explaining your choice

    She must have felt terrified about...
  93. .
    Explaining your choice

    They took a big risk when they...
  94. .
    Explaining your choice

    What particularly strikes/impresses/me about ... is (the fact that) ...
  95. .
    Explaining your choice

    They set a great example
  96. .
    Explaining your choice

    She is a positive role model
  97. .
    Explaining your choice

    He risked his life to...
  98. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    I really hate the way...
  99. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    The main thing I object to is...
  100. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    • What/One thing/Another thing
    • that I object to is...
  101. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    It makes me absolutely furious/sick.
  102. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    ...is/are so annoying/irritating/disgusting/awful
  103. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    The thing that really annoys me/drives me mad about ... is ...
  104. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    I find it/them so/completely/absolutely...
  105. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    It's very frustrating.
  106. .
    Describing feelings of hate

    One thing that I really can't stand is...

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