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Useful sentences when pause in IELTS Speaking

29/09/20142 minute read

It sometimes needs to pause when you have to think a new idea, or just want to repeat what you have just said before. So it is necessary to remember these sentences as they may do you a favour in the IELTS Speaking test.


You need time to think about the question.

1. That’s an interesting question.
2. Let me see.
3. I haven’t thought about that question before.
4. Where should I start?
5. There are a variety of different things I could say.
6. Wow. That’s a tough question to answer.
7. I need a couple of seconds to think about that but…
8. I’m not quite sure what to say here.


Finding away to say.

1. So my answer to your questions is…
2. And I suppose that that is my main point.
3. And finally I’d say that…
4. My personal conclusion would be…
5. And I don’t think I have anything else to say.


You just thought of a better idea.

1. And I should add that…
2. Another point would be that…
3. I almost forgot to say that…
4. But there is also something else to consider…

You know what you just said is rubbish.

1. Let me try and rephrase that…
2. What I’m trying to say is…
3. Or to put it another way…
4. So the main point is…

You forgot the word or what you wanted to say.

1. Sorry, It is on the tip of my tongue.
2. I don’t know the right way to put this.
3. Sorry, I’ve forgotten the word in English.
4. I’m not sure if this is the right way to put it but…

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