PRONUNCIATION Read Speaking Strategy 2. Then listen again. Which phrases from exercise 4 do you hear? Which ones are introduced by a phrase from the strategy? Practice saying them. Pay attention to the stressed words.
Speaking Strategy 2
We often use one of the phrases below to introduce a preference, particularly when it is negative.
I'm afraid... I must say... To be honest,... To be frank, ... If I'm honest,... To be blunt,... Personally,...