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1 ACADEMIC VOCABULARY How to navigate: On the slide with list of sentence openings, click on the topic you will use To change topics, click on ……………. to take you back to home list

2 Category Links  Expressing an opinion Expressing an opinion  Responding Responding  Disagreeing Disagreeing  Soliciting a response Soliciting a response  Asking for clarification Asking for clarification  Interrupting Interrupting  Offering a suggestion Offering a suggestion  Predicting Predicting  Paraphrasing Paraphrasing  Acknowledging ideas Acknowledging ideas  Affirming Affirming  Holding the floor Holding the floor  Reporting a partner’s idea Reporting a partner’s idea  Reporting a group idea Reporting a group idea

3 Expressing an Opinion “I think…” “I believe…” “In my opinion…” “It seems to me that…” “Not everyone will agree with me, but…”

4 Responding “I agree with what _____ said.” “You are right about that.” “I am not sure.” “That is an interesting idea.” “I had not thought of that before.” “I thought about that also.”

5 Disagreeing “I do not agree with you because…” “I see it another way.” “My idea is slightly different from yours.” “I have a different answer than you.”

6 Soliciting a Response “Do you agree?” “What do you think?” “We haven’t heard from ______ yet.” “What answer did you get for number___?”

7 Asking for Clarification “Could you repeat that?” “Could you say more about that?” “In other words, you think that…(paraphrase)” “Could you give me an example of that?” “I have a question about that.”

8 Interrupting “May I interrupt for a moment?” “May I add something here?” “I’m sorry to interrupt, but…”

9 Offering a Suggestion “Why don’t you/we…” “Maybe you/we could…” “Here is something you/we might try….”

10 Predicting “I guess/predict/imagine that…” “Based on…, I infer that…” “I hypothesize that…”

11 Paraphrasing “So, you are saying that…” “In other words, you think…” “What I hear you saying is…”

12 Acknowledging Ideas “My idea is similar to/related to ___’s idea.” “I agree with ____ that…” “My idea builds upon _____’s idea.”

13 Affirming “That’s an interesting idea.” “I hadn’t thought of that…” “I see what you mean.”

14 Holding the Floor “As I was saying…” “If I could finish my thought…” “What I was trying to say was…”

15 Reporting a Partner’s Idea “____ shared with me that…” “____ pointed out to me that…” “____ emphasized that…” “____ concluded that…”

16 Reporting a Group’s Idea “We decided/agreed that…” “We concluded that…” “Our group sees it differently.” “We had a different approach.”


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