TIP (5) WRITTING TASK 2

ielts writting task 2 tips ielts exam

linking-words-for-writing

The linking words list below is essential for IELTS writing task 2 for high score. The examiner needs to see a range of linking words in your essay to award you a high score for the criterion of Coherence and Cohesion which is 25% of your marks. You will be checked on your range, accuracy and your flexibility of linking words in IELTS writing task 2. These connecting words are suitable for all types of essay writing as well as GT IELTS writing task 2




.

Listing
This is often used to either put your paragraphs in order or used inside the paragraph to list your supporting points.

firstly
secondly
thirdly
fourthly
lastly /last but not least / finally

Adding Information
You will need to support your main points in your IELTS essay. These linkers inform the read that extra information is about to be presented.

in addition
additionally
furthermore
moreover
also
not only … but also
as well as
and

Giving Examples
It is often useful to give examples to support your ideas in IELTS writing task 2. Make sure you use this range of linking words to do so.

for example
one clear example is
for instance
such as
namely
to illustrate
in other words

How to Add Examples to Essays

Results and Consequences
These linking devices can be used for solution essays or any essay when you need to explain the consequences of something.

as a result
consequently
therefore
thus
hence
so
for this reason

Highlighting and Stressing
It is important to be clear about what you mean in your essay. These linking words help you stress particular points.

particularly
in particular
specifically
especially
obviously
of course
clearly

Concessions and Contrasts
You often need to give opposite ideas, particularly for discussion essays so the linking words below will help you show the reader when you want to introduce an opposite point. Also you might want to give exceptions to a rule for a concession.

admittedly
however
nevertheless
even though
although
but
despite
in spite of
still
on the other hand
by contrast
in comparison
alternatively
another option could be

Reasons and Causes
These connecting words will help you explain reasons and causes for something which is very common in IELTS writing task 2, especially for cause / solution essays.

because
owing to
due to
since
as
index
Giving your Opinion

in my opinion
I think
I believe
I admit
in my view
I concur / agree
I disagree / I cannot accept

Concluding Linkers

in conclusion
to conclude
to sum up

for practice material


1 Comment

Add a Comment
  1. Om Prakash patel

    Really these words are very useful in writing task as well as speaking .
    All words are like back bone in English language.
    These are manly very useful for writing task . Very useful for us .
    Thanks MANPREET SINGH giving advice

Leave a Reply

IELTS FEVER © 2016-2017 IELTS DATA