BANK is a place where you can keep your money and do all sorts of money-related activities such as financial transactions. And, of course, you need to have money (maybe little!) to learn English. In this post, I will NOT talk about a financial institution called a BANK; instead, I will talk about the useful features of the
PHRASEBANK is a website that lists all sorts of phrases that are commonly used in academic papers.
It has a variety of sections that can be useful for university students who are often asked to write research papers or academic papers in English. In your paper, if you need to introduce work of other authors, click on Referring to Sources and you will be given a number of useful academic phrases. You can see some of them below:
If you are preparing for IELTS, iBT TOEFL, GMAT or GRE tests, you can also learn useful AND authentic phrases from the PHRASEBANK. Test takers who have hard time describing a pattern in a chart or a graph might want to look at the Describing a Trend section and you will see phrases like (see below):
Or, if you are writing a paper that describes numbers, then you can use the section called Describing Quantities. It has some useful phrases to describe numbers:
Finally, take advantage of PHRASEBANK and improve your academic vocabulary.
Good luck with your academic papers and tests!
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about the author
I’m Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov. In Uzbekistan, my friends call me Ulug’bek. In the US, almost all of my friends call me Bek. I was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Since 2004, I have been doing most of my academic work in the USA. Read more about me here.