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Phrases for Translating Ideas into Words
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Phrases for Translating Ideas into Words

  • The story / article deals with / is concerned with / describes / examines / reveals / exposes / dwells on / explains / addresses / discusses / presents / covers / outlines / states / offers / considers / looks into / treats
  • The story is set in ...
  • The scene is laid in ...
  • The story is written in a form of... (the author's recollections, the dialogue, narration, autobiography)
  • The action takes place in ...
  • The plot of the story centres round ...
  • The plot of the story is complicated (intricate, tangled up, trite, commonplace, simple).
  • The issues/problems of... are the concern of this article.
  • This problem is the subject of the article.
  • The problems addressed in the article are acute / urgent / vital / burning.
  • The main idea/message of the story is ...
  • The moral of the story is ...
  • The central conflict of the story is ...
  • The story has a deep emotional/intellectual appeal. 
  • The story deals with the burning problems of life: politics, economics, education, marriage, and so on.
  • This story is realistic in style, cordial in comedy, sympathetic in mood.
  • The story is marked with pessimism/optimism.
  • The story is a remarkable insight into human character.
  • The story reveals human virtues and vices.
  • The story shows the author's concern with the moral principles.
  • The story has a(n)interesting / entertaining / exciting / gripping / amusing / enjoyable / funny / witty / banal / skillfully developed / slow-moving / fast-moving plot.
  • The author reveals the nature of his characters through (actions, details, dialogues, etc.)...
  • The author gives a comprehensive and vivid picture of...
  • The author shows (presents) complex / complicated / simple / imaginary / realistic / (un)convincing / superficial / flat / round / well(badly) portrayed characters.
  • The author seems to be the spokesman of the spirit of time.
  • The author is focused on human feelings and relationships, actions and motives.
  • The author explores the complexity of human character/ smb's inner motives.
  • The author's attention is focused on ...
  • The author portrays /depicts a man in close cooperation with society.
  • In his story the author turns to the conflicts of contemporary life.
  • The author's strong point lies in a vivid description of the beliefs, customs, manners, costumes, language of the epoch plus the energy and movement which his story displays.
  • The author's sympathy lies with ...
  • The author is known for a deep psychological analysis of his heroes and a very thoughtful attitude to the burning political and social problems of the day.
  • There is not a character in the story that is not worth studying, nor a scene that is not life-like, not a reflection that has not a deep meaning.
  • He is the only character worthy of the author's positive estimate.
  • She is an embodiment of beauty.
  • The compositional arrangement of the text (stylistic devices) help to bring the idea out (to create tense atmosphere, to show the real state of things).
  • The author resorts to high-flown phrases/expressions to show ...
  • The enumeration shows the author's striving for an exhaustive and fully detailed presentation of the phenomenon dealt with.
  • The choice of vocabulary and stylistic devices is admirable.
  • The following stylistic devices contribute to the expressiveness of the passage.
  • The author makes extensive use of ... to render the story more vivid, convincing, more real and emotional.
  • All the descriptive attributes used in the passage serve to convey to the reader ...
  • An additional humorous effect is produced by ...
  • The description of contrasted to that of... 
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