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Ban borring words

  1. 1. Ban Boring Words As taken from “Banish Boring Words!” By Leilen Shelton
  2. 2. When writing your speech try to use interesting transition words <ul><li>Boring : So , dogs make the perfect family pet. </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting : Without a doubt , dogs make the perfect pet. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning Transition words <ul><li>An important </li></ul><ul><li>As soon as </li></ul><ul><li>At first </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>Early on </li></ul><ul><li>First </li></ul><ul><li>First of all </li></ul><ul><li>Initially </li></ul><ul><li>In the first place </li></ul><ul><li>It started when </li></ul><ul><li>To begin </li></ul><ul><li>To start with </li></ul>
  4. 4. Middle <ul><li>A better </li></ul><ul><li>Accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><li>After that </li></ul><ul><li>All at once </li></ul><ul><li>Also </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Before long </li></ul><ul><li>Meanwhile </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover </li></ul><ul><li>More importantly </li></ul><ul><li>Besides </li></ul><ul><li>During </li></ul><ul><li>Equally important </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>Following this </li></ul><ul><li>For instance </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore </li></ul><ul><li>However </li></ul><ul><li>In fact </li></ul><ul><li>Likewise </li></ul>
  5. 5. For the end <ul><li>Accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>A final </li></ul><ul><li>As a result </li></ul><ul><li>At last </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually </li></ul><ul><li>Finally </li></ul><ul><li>For this reason </li></ul><ul><li>Hence </li></ul><ul><li>In conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>In other words </li></ul><ul><li>In summary </li></ul><ul><li>Lastly </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly </li></ul><ul><li>Obviously </li></ul><ul><li>On the whole </li></ul><ul><li>Since </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore </li></ul><ul><li>Thus </li></ul><ul><li>To conclude </li></ul><ul><li>To summarise </li></ul><ul><li>To sum up </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately </li></ul><ul><li>Undeniably </li></ul><ul><li>Undoubtedly </li></ul>
  6. 6. It is important to use a variety of verbs to create interest <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Boring: The article “Butterflies” is about the migration habits of butterflies </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting: The article “Butterflies” investigates the migration habits of butterflies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Essay Verbs to write about Characters <ul><li>Attempts </li></ul><ul><li>Battles </li></ul><ul><li>Competes </li></ul><ul><li>Copes </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with </li></ul><ul><li>Determines </li></ul><ul><li>Discovers </li></ul><ul><li>Encounters </li></ul><ul><li>Endeavours </li></ul><ul><li>Endures </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Faces </li></ul><ul><li>Figures out </li></ul><ul><li>Finds out </li></ul><ul><li>Grapples with </li></ul><ul><li>Learns </li></ul><ul><li>Realises </li></ul><ul><li>Recognises </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out </li></ul><ul><li>Strives </li></ul><ul><li>Struggles </li></ul><ul><li>Undergoes </li></ul><ul><li>Understands </li></ul><ul><li>Undertakes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Essay Verbs to Compare/Contrast Texts <ul><li>Analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Classifies </li></ul><ul><li>Compares </li></ul><ul><li>Contrasts </li></ul><ul><li>Considers </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasises </li></ul><ul><li>Examines </li></ul><ul><li>Explains </li></ul><ul><li>Explores </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies </li></ul><ul><li>Presents </li></ul><ul><li>Points out </li></ul>
  9. 9. Essay Verbs to write Descriptions <ul><li>Depicts </li></ul><ul><li>Describes </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates </li></ul><ul><li>Portrays </li></ul><ul><li>Presents </li></ul>
  10. 10. Essay Verbs to write Information/Expository Text <ul><li>Analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Classifies </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with </li></ul><ul><li>Defines </li></ul><ul><li>Describes </li></ul><ul><li>Examines </li></ul><ul><li>Explains </li></ul><ul><li>Explores </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies </li></ul><ul><li>Informs </li></ul><ul><li>Investigates </li></ul><ul><li>Presents </li></ul><ul><li>Provides </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals </li></ul><ul><li>Traces </li></ul>
  11. 11. Essay Verbs to write Messages/Lessons <ul><li>Advises </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasises </li></ul><ul><li>Expresses </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on </li></ul><ul><li>Illuminates </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates </li></ul><ul><li>Implies </li></ul><ul><li>Points out </li></ul><ul><li>Reminds </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals </li></ul><ul><li>Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Stresses </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches </li></ul>
  12. 12. Essay Verbs to write about Narrative Stories <ul><li>Chronicles </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with </li></ul><ul><li>Depicts </li></ul><ul><li>Describes </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Explores </li></ul><ul><li>Follows </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates </li></ul><ul><li>Narrates </li></ul><ul><li>Presents </li></ul><ul><li>Recounts </li></ul><ul><li>Relates </li></ul><ul><li>Retells </li></ul><ul><li>Tells about </li></ul><ul><li>Traces </li></ul>
  13. 13. Essay Verbs to write about Persuasive Texts <ul><li>Addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Advises </li></ul><ul><li>Argues </li></ul><ul><li>Asserts </li></ul><ul><li>Claims </li></ul><ul><li>Confronts </li></ul><ul><li>Contends </li></ul><ul><li>Convinces </li></ul><ul><li>Criticises </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with </li></ul><ul><li>Defends </li></ul><ul><li>Denies </li></ul><ul><li>Discourages </li></ul><ul><li>Disputes </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasises </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluates </li></ul><ul><li>Examines </li></ul><ul><li>Exposes </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on </li></ul><ul><li>Insists </li></ul><ul><li>Points out </li></ul><ul><li>Praises </li></ul><ul><li>Proposes </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Recommends </li></ul><ul><li>Refutes </li></ul><ul><li>Rejects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests </li></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul>
  14. 14. Try using these instead of: Messy <ul><li>Bedraggles </li></ul><ul><li>Blotchy </li></ul><ul><li>Careless </li></ul><ul><li>Cluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty </li></ul><ul><li>Dishevelled </li></ul><ul><li>Disordered </li></ul><ul><li>Disorderly </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganised </li></ul><ul><li>Filthy </li></ul><ul><li>Foul </li></ul><ul><li>Frowzy </li></ul><ul><li>Frumpy </li></ul><ul><li>Grimy </li></ul><ul><li>Grubby </li></ul><ul><li>Ill-kept </li></ul><ul><li>Littered </li></ul><ul><li>Muddled </li></ul><ul><li>Mussy </li></ul><ul><li>Nasty </li></ul><ul><li>Raunchy </li></ul><ul><li>Ruffled </li></ul><ul><li>Rumpled </li></ul><ul><li>Shabby </li></ul><ul><li>Slack </li></ul><ul><li>Slapdash </li></ul><ul><li>Slipshod </li></ul><ul><li>Sloppy </li></ul><ul><li>Slovenly </li></ul><ul><li>Uncombed </li></ul><ul><li>Unkempt </li></ul><ul><li>Untidy </li></ul><ul><li>Wrinkled </li></ul><ul><li>Wrinkly </li></ul>
  15. 15. Try using these instead of: Neat <ul><li>Chipper </li></ul><ul><li>Clean-out </li></ul><ul><li>Combed </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed </li></ul><ul><li>Fastidious </li></ul><ul><li>Groomed </li></ul><ul><li>Immaculate </li></ul><ul><li>Kempt </li></ul><ul><li>Meticulous </li></ul><ul><li>Natty </li></ul><ul><li>Orderly </li></ul><ul><li>Organised </li></ul><ul><li>Prim </li></ul><ul><li>Shipshape </li></ul><ul><li>Snappy </li></ul><ul><li>Snug </li></ul><ul><li>Spick-and-spam </li></ul><ul><li>Spruce </li></ul><ul><li>Tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Trig </li></ul><ul><li>Trim </li></ul><ul><li>Uncluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Unwrinkled </li></ul><ul><li>Well-groomed </li></ul><ul><li>Well-pressed </li></ul>
  16. 16. Try using these instead of: Old <ul><li>Abandoned </li></ul><ul><li>Aged </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient </li></ul><ul><li>Antiquated </li></ul><ul><li>Antique </li></ul><ul><li>Archaic </li></ul><ul><li>Broken-down </li></ul><ul><li>Cast-off </li></ul><ul><li>Crusty </li></ul><ul><li>Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Decayed </li></ul><ul><li>Decrepit </li></ul><ul><li>Deteriorated </li></ul><ul><li>Dilapidated </li></ul><ul><li>Discarded </li></ul><ul><li>Dowdy </li></ul><ul><li>Faded </li></ul><ul><li>Hackneyed </li></ul><ul><li>Historical </li></ul><ul><li>Moth-eaten </li></ul><ul><li>Neglected </li></ul><ul><li>Old-fashioned </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated </li></ul><ul><li>Outdates </li></ul><ul><li>Outmoded </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-date </li></ul><ul><li>Outworn </li></ul><ul><li>Primitive </li></ul><ul><li>Primordial </li></ul><ul><li>Raggedy </li></ul><ul><li>Rickety </li></ul><ul><li>Run-down </li></ul><ul><li>Rusty </li></ul><ul><li>Scruffy </li></ul><ul><li>Shabby </li></ul><ul><li>Shoddy </li></ul><ul><li>Stale </li></ul><ul><li>Tattered </li></ul><ul><li>Threadbare </li></ul><ul><li>Time-warn </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Used </li></ul><ul><li>Worm-eaten </li></ul><ul><li>Worn </li></ul><ul><li>Worn-out </li></ul><ul><li>Wrinkly </li></ul>
  17. 17. Try using these instead of: New <ul><li>Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Brand-new </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>cutting edge </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Latest </li></ul><ul><li>Modern </li></ul><ul><li>Modernistic </li></ul><ul><li>New-fashioned </li></ul><ul><li>Newfound </li></ul><ul><li>New-sprung </li></ul><ul><li>Novel </li></ul><ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Recent </li></ul><ul><li>Stylish </li></ul><ul><li>Trendy </li></ul><ul><li>Ultramodern </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar </li></ul><ul><li>Unspoiled </li></ul><ul><li>Untouched </li></ul><ul><li>Untrodden </li></ul><ul><li>Unused </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Youthful </li></ul>
  18. 18. Try using these instead of: Dirty <ul><li>Black </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated </li></ul><ul><li>Cruddy </li></ul><ul><li>Dingy </li></ul><ul><li>Draggled </li></ul><ul><li>Dreggy </li></ul><ul><li>Dungy </li></ul><ul><li>Dusty </li></ul><ul><li>Filthy </li></ul><ul><li>Greasy </li></ul><ul><li>Grimy </li></ul><ul><li>Grubby </li></ul><ul><li>Grungy </li></ul><ul><li>Icky </li></ul><ul><li>Impure </li></ul><ul><li>Mangy </li></ul><ul><li>Mildewed </li></ul><ul><li>Mouldy </li></ul><ul><li>Mucky </li></ul><ul><li>Muddy </li></ul><ul><li>Murky </li></ul><ul><li>Nasty </li></ul><ul><li>Polluted </li></ul><ul><li>Raunchy </li></ul><ul><li>Scummy </li></ul><ul><li>Scuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Slimy </li></ul><ul><li>Smeared </li></ul><ul><li>Smudged </li></ul><ul><li>Soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Soily </li></ul><ul><li>Sooty </li></ul><ul><li>Sordid </li></ul><ul><li>Splotched </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted </li></ul><ul><li>Squalid </li></ul><ul><li>Stained </li></ul><ul><li>Sullies </li></ul><ul><li>Sully </li></ul><ul><li>Tainted </li></ul><ul><li>Tarnished </li></ul><ul><li>Unclean </li></ul><ul><li>Unsanitary </li></ul><ul><li>Unsightly </li></ul><ul><li>Unswept </li></ul>
  19. 19. Try using these instead of: Clean <ul><li>Blank </li></ul><ul><li>Bright </li></ul><ul><li>Cleansed </li></ul><ul><li>Clear </li></ul><ul><li>Dirtless </li></ul><ul><li>Flawless </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Hygienic </li></ul><ul><li>Immaculate </li></ul><ul><li>Impeccable </li></ul><ul><li>Laundered </li></ul><ul><li>Pure </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitary </li></ul><ul><li>Shining </li></ul><ul><li>Shiny </li></ul><ul><li>Sparkling </li></ul><ul><li>Spick-and-span </li></ul><ul><li>Spotless </li></ul><ul><li>Squeaky </li></ul><ul><li>Stainless </li></ul><ul><li>Taintless </li></ul><ul><li>Tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Unblemished </li></ul><ul><li>Unpolluted </li></ul><ul><li>unsoiled </li></ul><ul><li>Unsullied </li></ul><ul><li>Untainted </li></ul><ul><li>Untarnished </li></ul><ul><li>Washed </li></ul><ul><li>White </li></ul>
  20. 20. Try using these instead of: Damaged <ul><li>Beat-up </li></ul><ul><li>Bent </li></ul><ul><li>Blemished </li></ul><ul><li>Broken </li></ul><ul><li>Burnt </li></ul><ul><li>Burst </li></ul><ul><li>Busted </li></ul><ul><li>Collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>Cracked </li></ul><ul><li>Crippled </li></ul><ul><li>Crumbled </li></ul><ul><li>Demolished </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Mangy </li></ul><ul><li>Mildewed </li></ul><ul><li>Mouldy </li></ul><ul><li>Mucky </li></ul><ul><li>Muddy </li></ul><ul><li>Murky </li></ul><ul><li>Nasty </li></ul><ul><li>Polluted </li></ul><ul><li>Raunchy </li></ul><ul><li>Scummy </li></ul><ul><li>Scuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Slimy </li></ul><ul><li>Smeared </li></ul><ul><li>Smudged </li></ul><ul><li>Soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Soily </li></ul><ul><li>Sooty </li></ul><ul><li>Sordid </li></ul><ul><li>Splotched </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted </li></ul><ul><li>Squalid </li></ul><ul><li>Stained </li></ul><ul><li>Sullies </li></ul><ul><li>Sully </li></ul><ul><li>Tainted </li></ul><ul><li>Tarnished </li></ul><ul><li>Unclean </li></ul><ul><li>Unsanitary </li></ul><ul><li>Unsightly </li></ul><ul><li>Unswept </li></ul>
  21. 21. Try using these instead of: Dirty <ul><li>Black </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated </li></ul><ul><li>Cruddy </li></ul><ul><li>Dingy </li></ul><ul><li>Draggled </li></ul><ul><li>Dreggy </li></ul><ul><li>Dungy </li></ul><ul><li>Dusty </li></ul><ul><li>Filthy </li></ul><ul><li>Greasy </li></ul><ul><li>Grimy </li></ul><ul><li>Grubby </li></ul><ul><li>Grungy </li></ul><ul><li>Icky </li></ul><ul><li>Impure </li></ul><ul><li>Mangy </li></ul><ul><li>Mildewed </li></ul><ul><li>Mouldy </li></ul><ul><li>Mucky </li></ul><ul><li>Muddy </li></ul><ul><li>Murky </li></ul><ul><li>Nasty </li></ul><ul><li>Polluted </li></ul><ul><li>Raunchy </li></ul><ul><li>Scummy </li></ul><ul><li>Scuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Slimy </li></ul><ul><li>Smeared </li></ul><ul><li>Smudged </li></ul><ul><li>Soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Soily </li></ul><ul><li>Sooty </li></ul><ul><li>Sordid </li></ul><ul><li>Splotched </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted </li></ul><ul><li>Squalid </li></ul><ul><li>Stained </li></ul><ul><li>Sullies </li></ul><ul><li>Sully </li></ul><ul><li>Tainted </li></ul><ul><li>Tarnished </li></ul><ul><li>Unclean </li></ul><ul><li>Unsanitary </li></ul><ul><li>Unsightly </li></ul><ul><li>Unswept </li></ul>

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