Grammar Task 18

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Grammar Section:

Linking Structures Vocabulary for IELTS high bands:

Using a wide range of vocabulary will help you to gain higher score at IELTS. Don’t fear: you don’t have to learn all of these phrases. Just choose a few that you like and practice using them in your writing.

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Vocabulary Section:

Listing
firstly, secondly, thirdly
first, furthermore, finally
to begin, to conclude
next

Reinforcement
also
furthermore
moreover
what is more
in addition
besides
above all
as well (as)
in the same way
not only … but also

Similarity
equally
likewise
similarly
correspondingly
in the same way

Transition to new point
now,
as far as x is concerned
with regard/reference to
as for …
it follows that
turning to

Summary
in conclusion
to conclude
in brief
to summarise
overall
therefore

Giving examples
for example
for instance
as follows:
that is
in this case
namely
in other words

Result/consequence
so
therefore
as a result/consequence
accordingly
consequently
because of this/that
thus
hence
for this/that reason
so that
in that case
under these circumstances

Deduction
then
in other words
in that case
otherwise
this implies that …
if so/not

Stating the obvious
obviously
clearly
naturally
of course
as can be expected
surely
after all

Generalising
in general
generally
on the whole
as a rule
for the most part
in most cases
usually

Highlighting
in particular
particularly
especially
mainly

Reformulation
in other words
rather
to put it more simply

Expressing an alternative
alternatively
rather
on the other hand
the alternative is
another possibility would be

Contrast
instead
conversely
on the contrary
in contrast
in comparison

Concession
even though
however
however much
nevertheless
still
yet