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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|
|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
On account of
from fear/ despair
out of fear/ despair
|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...
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