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Essay Vocab 1

Starting essays at A-Level

TermDefinition
Primero firstly
Segundo secondly, second of all
Tercero thirdly, third of all
El tema theme/topic
El problema the problem
El asunto the issue
La crisis the crisis
La cuestion the question/issue
En primer / Segundo / tercer lugar in first/second/third place
De antemano beforehand
Tenemos que preguntarnos we must ask ourselves
A primera vista at first sight
A corto plazo in the short term
A largo plazo in the long term
Ordernar los datos to get the facts in order
Despejar el terreno to clear the ground (to clarify)
Resumir to sum up
Afrontar to face (up to)
El problema que se plantea es the issue arising/to be addressed is
Es un tema que ya lleva varios años/meses apareciendo en los medios it is a theme that has already spent several years/months in the news
Es un tema que ya me preocupa/interesa desde hace algun tiempo it is a theme that has been worrying/interesting me for some time now
Será/sería conveniente establecer los argumentos en pro y en contra it will/would be useful to establish the arguments for and against
Examinar más minuciosamente los argumentos to examine the arguments in more detail
Una crisis a escala mundial a crisis on a global scale
Una situación inquietante a worrying situación
La preocupación predominante the main worry/concern
Created by: alg_modlangs