A further way of achieving cohesion and coherence in your Task 2 essay is the use of academic phrases. An academic phrase is a group of words that is used to draw the reader’s attention to your ideas making your arguments and ideas clear.
Academic phrases are used to:
Give your opinion
I think I feel I believe I am of the opinion that It is my belief that It seems advisable that (more formal) It would appear that
smoking should be banned in all restaurants.
Show to what extent you agree/disagree with a statement
I firmly agree/disagree I partially agree/disagree I totally agree/disagree
that smoking should be banned in all restaurants.
Give the opposite side of an argument
However, I would argue To counter this, I would say
that everyone should be allowed to make their own decision.
Give the opinion of others
Some people say Many people would argue
that smoking in restaurants affects non-smokers as much as smokers.
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