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  • Just think about this, how many times have You found yourself getting stuck to start

  • your sentence? You know what you want to say but you are just unable to start your sentence.

  • Well in today's lesson we are gonna look atstarter phrases’. Well how you would

  • begin your sentence, that's what we're gonna have a look at.

  • Hey friends, welcome back, it's me Niharika and it's time to boost your English fluency, how do you do that? Well

  • in today's lesson we are gonna help you with some stutter phrases. Maybe you get stuck

  • in a conversation, maybe you fall short of words to just start your sentence, so here

  • I have some phrases for you that would help you to start your sentences confidently and

  • let's begin with the very first one, so pay attention, we have, “Well, to be honest

  • with you…” so when do you use this phrase as a starter to your sentence? There are times

  • when people ask us questions or they ask for our opinions. Now you know the answer you

  • know what you want to say or probably you have an opinion towards what's being asked

  • but then how do you just get started, well this is a great phrase to use for example,

  • your friend comes and asks you that hey John what's happening with this new girl you've

  • been dating? Are you planning to get married? So what's going on? And then you know what

  • you want to do because yes you have thought about this relationship and now how do you

  • tell this to your friend? How do you just start having that conversation? Well use this

  • starter phrase. Well to be honest with you, yes I have thought about marriage but before

  • that I really need to talk to my parents. Now using this phrase, you're also buying

  • some time to you know what you want to say and of course it's a great starter to your

  • conversation. So when you are being questioned or people want to know your opinion about

  • something, then go ahead and use this phrase, all right? Moving on to another phrase that

  • I have for you which is used as a starter phrase is, “As a matter of fact…” So

  • when do you use this? Well as a matter of fact is a great substitute to the wordactually’.

  • There are times and situations when you end up using the wordactually’, way too

  • many times, right? And then the wordactuallyis actually used to emphasize your statement.

  • Now it is also considered as a filler, okay it's quite a filler word in your English because

  • people tend to use it too much like, ‘actually this happened’, ‘actually I wanted to

  • do that’, so to avoid this and to begin your sentence confidently you can use this

  • phrase instead. So as a matter of fact, so when you want to emphasize your statement,

  • emphasize to what you want to say right now, we'll use the phrase, ‘as a matter of fact’.

  • For example your friend says hey have you seen John yet? I don't think he has showed

  • up to work and then yes you know that probably he was partying last night and he has definitely

  • not got up this morning and not showed up, so well, as a matter of fact, I haven't seen

  • him either. So yes you will put that emphasis on to what you're saying right, so use this

  • phrase. Moving on to another starter phrase that I have for you is, “As you may already

  • know…” Now you use this phrase when you know that the other person that you having

  • a chat with is familiar with the idea that you are talking. So when you know he's likely

  • familiar to what you want to say has a background to what you are gonna discuss, then this is

  • a great starter phrase. You can say as you may know already okay for example your friend

  • is talking about this new startup business that you are really looking forward for and

  • then he comes and asks you so what's happening with that, are you gonna start your business?

  • And then you know probably you have discussed about this before and the person has an idea

  • to what you have been planning or what are the steps that you have taken then you will

  • say that, “As you may already know, that I have spoken to a couple of investors, now

  • let's see what they have to say and then I'll go ahead and think about this further.”

  • Okay, so this is the way you will use this phrase to start your sentence. Moving on to

  • another one, “Well, not everyone knows that…” Now when you use this phrase it means that

  • you are probably disclosing something or some idea or some fact that the other person has

  • no clue about it, okay? So you are disclosing a new piece of news, right? So well not everyone

  • knows that for example, your friend comes and tells you that, “Hey, do you know Samantha

  • has started her new business and how could she just do it in such a short time?” So

  • now you know something about Samantha, you know the secret of this big business that

  • she has started, “Well not everyone knows that it's her father who has backed her up.”

  • Okay so probably it's just you who knew that yes it's her father who has invested or the

  • father who has helped her to start this business. So you are disclosing a new piece of news

  • then go ahead use this phrase to start your sentence. The next one that I have for you

  • is, “The best way to describe this…” Someone asks you a question, for example,

  • you went out or you have called people over and you served amazing food, absolutely scrumptious

  • meal that people loved it and now your family members are asking you, “So what's the secret

  • recipe, how did you cook this? Now you're not just gonna start by saying add some chopped

  • onions, add some chopped tomatoes the correct way to start your sentence or your conversation

  • or to describe the recipe is well the best way to describe this is you need to just go

  • ahead and add someokay so this is how your conversation will get the start, right?

  • Use the phrase when you have to describe something. Moving on to another one which is, “Let

  • me explain this…” When do you use this? Now when there's a situation, when there's

  • an issue that you've been facing, many people are arguing about something, many people are

  • asking too many questions about something and you want to give a justification or you

  • want to go ahead and solve this issue, so to begin talking about this issue is that,

  • All right, let me explain this to you…” Okay so that is a great starter phrase that

  • you can use to justify or to solve an issue. And then the last starter phrase that I have

  • for you is, “Well to be very specific…? Now there are times when you have to give,

  • or you have to summarize a situation or give an overview to an issue or to a situation,

  • how do you do that? How do you just summarize the whole thing or give an overview about

  • something that is being discussed? Well to begin the conversation you can use this starter

  • phrase by saying, “Well, to be very specific about this, I have thought of a plan which

  • shall work the best.” Okay so here you're giving an overview about something that's

  • been discussed by many people in the room, so use this phrase to start up your sentence,

  • okay? So the next time you get a little nervous and you think that ah your English isn't that

  • great then please stop thinking that and use these phrases to start your sentence confidently

  • and I'll be back with a new lesson soon till then you take care

Just think about this, how many times have You found yourself getting stuck to start

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