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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #121939: Vocabulary: describe and explain
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    Vocabulary: describe and explain


     

    In this lesson, I won't review the very technical vocabulary which is used to describe images, for instance, yet we'll concentrate on words and expressions which will enable you to describe and explain a phenomenon... 

     

     

                                                               

     

     To describe=> a description                                                          To elucidate=> elucidation                 
     To shed light on  (to shed, I shed, shed)  To clarify=> clarification 
     To demonstrate=> A demonstration                                                 

     Inexplicable

     Unaccountable

     

                                                         

     

     

     

    To explain stg to sb                            To explain oneself 
     An explanation   To demand an explanation                 
     To seek an explanation for stg                                                      To give an account of stg 
     To interpret stg as stg   An interpretation 
     To misinterpret                                           To describe/ a description   

     

    IMPORTANT LINK WORDS

    Because of/ 

    On account of

     Owing to

     

     from fear/ despair 

     out of fear/ despair 

     Considering                                                since 
     Due to   therefore 
     In view of   seeing that 
     Thanks to   for lack of/ for want of                       
     For fear of/ lest                                                                                 by means of 
     According to   on (the) grounds of 
     On financial grounds                                                on family grounds 

     

    - That's why it happened... 

    - It all arises from the fact that...  

    - It's all a question of... 

    - It has to do with... 

    - The thing is... 

    - It depends on... 

    - I reasoned that... 

     

     

                                                         

     

     

    Good luck for the test! 

     



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