Monday, May 7, 2012

Some important linking words for IELTS essay writing....


 
Common connective words to be used in IELTS writing

Familiarity with these words would be useful in all IELTS test modules.

KEY WORDS for IELTS WRITING

 

  • Stating Your Opinion
In my opinion,
According to me,
In my view,
To me,
From my point of view,
I think
It seems to me that
I believe
From my perspective
To my way of thinking
It appears that
I suppose
I realize
I understand
I imagine
I feel

  •  Giving Examples
For example,
For instance,
such as
In other words,
as
like
that is
namely
To illustrate
To paraphrase

  • Comparing
Similar to
As...as
in common
also
Either...or
In the same way,
Neither...nor
At the same time
Just as
resemble

  •  Contrasting
However,
But
On the contrary,
On the other hand,
Differ from
Nevertheless
Although
Though
Otherwise
Instead
Alternatively,
Even though

  • Generalizing
Generally,
Generally speaking,
Overall,
On the whole,
In general,
By and large,
It seems to me that
I believe
All in all,
Basically,
Essentially,
As a rule,
All things considered
For the most part

  •  Expressing Certainty
Certainly,
Undoubtedly,
Doubtless,
No doubt,
Definitely,
Of course,

  •  Expressing Partial Agreement
More or less,
To some extent,
Up to a point,
Almost,
In a way,
So to speak,

  • Showing cause 
Due to
Because
Because of
Owing to


  •  Showing effect
Therefore,
As a result,
Consequently,
For this reason,
Thus,
So,
thereby
Eventually,
Hence,
The reason why


  • Marking time
First,
Last
Second,
Lastly,
Third,
Then,
Firstly,
First of all,
Secondly,
Before
Thirdly,
After
During
While
To begin with
At the same time
Simultaneously
After this / that
Since
Meanwhile
Afterwards
Following this
When
As soon as


  •  Adding Information
Furthermore
In addition
Also
And
Moreover
Similarly
Likewise
As well as
Besides
Too
Even
What’s more


  • Expressing condition
If
Whether
In case
Unless
Provided that
So that


  • Concluding
To summarize
In conclusion
Lastly,
Finally,
To conclude with,
In short,

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