Transition words are very important in boosting your IELTS score. Especially if you are stuck at a 6 and you’re trying to get to a 7 or higher. These are words that you can use in both your speaking answers and in the writing section. We won’t touch on transition words in the first week of the IELTS club, but we will talk about them in subsequent sessions, and you can start using them now. These are two groups of words that are perfect for you to start with. You can, and should put them in all three sections of the speaking exam. Try to use 3-5 transition words throughout all three sections. All of these are sequence words, so you can use them anytime you’re listing something.
The Transition Easy Words
First, second, third, next, then last, and finally are used when you are listing things, especially directions.
When planning your essay you must, first, understand what the questions is asking. Second, you need to choose the viewpoint you would like to write about. Your next step is to give a reason explaining why your viewpoint is correct. Then, you should back up your reason. Finally, you should end your paragraph with an example.
Transition Words That are a Little More Advanced
Moreover, furthermore, additionally, further, and also can all be used in the same way. They just mean you are introducing another point or reason.
There are many reasons why I like pizza. First, done right it’s the only complete meal, moreover, you can use almost anything as a topping. Furthermore, it’s great party food because everyone loves it. In conclusion, pizza is just delicious, and I love it.
Silly, but you get the point (I hope).
Another and in addition to, are also used to introduce another point. However these two words tend to start a sentence. The words above can be used to start a sentence or they can be used in the middle of a sentence usually after a comma (,).
In addition to the previous reason, we still need to use animal products in certain circumstances because animal testing is still necessary in limited situations.
Another reason why we still need to use animal products in certain circumstances is because animal testing is still necessary in limited situations.
In conclusion and to surmise can be used both at the beginning of a sentence or in the middle of a sentence after a comma (,). They can both announce the final step of something or introduce the result of something. The words can be used in the same way as finally. And they are often used to start the final paragraph of an essay.
To surmise scientific research should be controlled by private companies because they are the only entities that can be trusted to dispense financial and other resources responsibly.