Linking Words for IELTS Speaking

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Linking Words for IELTS Speaking
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are linking words?

They are words that are used to join two or more sentences. They are also called as connectors.

Are the linking words in speaking the same as that of writing?

No. For example, ‘Like’ is a linking word which can be used, only while speaking.

Do linking words boost your score in IELTS speaking?

No. They just help you to avoid fillers like “Umm”s and “Aah”s. In fact, you should not overuse them.

What is the right usage of linking words?

They must be used in such a way that they don’t attract attention.

What are some of the linking words for IELTS speaking pdf

To contrast – use ‘However‘ Example: I love Chennai. However, the weather is bad. To denote time – use ‘Right now‘ Example: I’m in a meeting right now. To explain: use ‘I guess it’s because’ Example: I guess it’s because of the weather.

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dorothy koko

Posted on Apr 9, 2021

This information is vital when one is preparing for ielts speaking.At first i was not able to construct a sentence with good grammar so after going through tips explained here i had some words flowing through my lips in a recording.If i can keep on practising, in a few weeks to come there will be great improvement.i appreciate your tireless effort to assist in this challenging journey.I enrolled for ielts lessons this week.


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