Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today’s phrases are fantastic to introduce your opinions about the future, or your predictions.

Where are these useful on your IELTS Exam?

Not in Academic Writing Task 1, because you can’t include your opinion there.

However, you can use the formal one in the conclusion for Writing Task 2 and in your Speaking Part 3 answers about the future.

As to the informal phrase, you can use this anywhere on the Speaking Exam.



8+ Prediction Phrases and Examples

Believe you me

less serious and more informal

Used for more personal opinions, especially those regarding future predictions


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Example Speaking Part 1 question: Will you have more leisure time in the future?

… Believe you me, I will enjoy it for all it’s worth.

Mark my words

more serious and formal sounding

Introduces very strong predictions

Example Speaking Part 3 question: Do you think paper books will exist in the future?

… Mark my words, there will definitely be hardcovers and paperbacks available for purchase.

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