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COHESIVE DEVICES
ESSENTIAL WORDS FOR IELTS
IELTSCHARLIE
WELCOME!
In this slideshow is a list of cohesive devices.
They are organized by their function.
DO NOT LEARN THEM ALL!
Lea...
ESSENTIAL TIP 1
When you write an essay or report, only use
cohesive devices…
1…if you can use it correctly
2…if it is nee...
ESSENTIAL TIP 2
Do not use too many cohesive devices.
Use a few (about 2 in each paragraph) in an
effective, accurate, nat...
ESSENTIAL TIP 3
Try to vary where, in the sentence, you put
the cohesive device - don't always put it at
the start of the ...
OK? LETS START!
ADDING SIMILAR IDEAS
in addition
additionally
also
too
as well as
furthermore
moreover
not only…but also
These words and p...
GIVING EXAMPLES
for example
for instance
such as
namely
to illustrate this
a good example
of this is…
These words and phra...
COMPARING SIMILAR IDEAS
likewise
similarly
also
in the same way
equally
These words and phrases tell the reader how two th...
CONTRASTING IDEAS
but
however
in contrast
in comparison
on the other hand
on the contrary
although
even though
These words...
GIVING AN OPINION
in my opinion
in my view
I believe that
I think that
I feel that
I agree with
I disagree with
it seems t...
EXPLAINING CAUSES
because of
owing to
due to
as a result of
These words and phrases introduce the causes of something
EXAMPLES
The ice caps are melting because of
global warming.
As a result of global warming, the ice
caps are melting.
DESCRIBING EFFECTS
therefore
thus
consequently
as a result
These words and phrases introduce the effects of something
EXAMPLES
C02 emissions have gone up and
global temperatures have
consequently risen. We must
therefore reduce these emissi...
GIVING REASONS
because
so
the reason why
another reason is
These words and phrases introduce the reasons for something
SEQUENCING
firstly
secondly
next
then
after that
to begin with
finally
lastly
These words and phrases help the reader to u...
EXAMPLES
After that, the numbers start to
decline.
Firstly, I believe that governments
must act to reduce C02 emissions.
H...
EMPASISING
particularly
in particular
especially
specifically
certainly
obviously
in fact
clearly
These words and phrases ...
REFORMULATION
in other words
that is to say
rather
in simple terms
put more simply
These words and phrases introduce the r...
CONCEDING IDEAS
admittedly
on the other hand
another view is
I concede that
I admit that
granted
These words and phrases a...
CONCLUDING
in conclusion
to conclude
in summary
to sum up
These words and phrases introduce the conclusion of an essay
THANK YOU
FOR WATCHING!
For more IELTS tips and resources, go to
GO THERE NOW
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IELTS Cohesive Devices

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To get a good band score in your IELTS writing, you should use cohesive devices. With coherence, cohesion makes up 25% of your final IELTS writing band score. In this slideshow are some of the most useful cohesive devices to use in your ILETS writing.

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IELTS Cohesive Devices

  1. 1. COHESIVE DEVICES ESSENTIAL WORDS FOR IELTS IELTSCHARLIE
  2. 2. WELCOME! In this slideshow is a list of cohesive devices. They are organized by their function. DO NOT LEARN THEM ALL! Learn a few from each slide.
  3. 3. ESSENTIAL TIP 1 When you write an essay or report, only use cohesive devices… 1…if you can use it correctly 2…if it is needed
  4. 4. ESSENTIAL TIP 2 Do not use too many cohesive devices. Use a few (about 2 in each paragraph) in an effective, accurate, natural way.
  5. 5. ESSENTIAL TIP 3 Try to vary where, in the sentence, you put the cohesive device - don't always put it at the start of the sentence.
  6. 6. OK? LETS START!
  7. 7. ADDING SIMILAR IDEAS in addition additionally also too as well as furthermore moreover not only…but also These words and phrases tell the reader that extra information is about to be added
  8. 8. GIVING EXAMPLES for example for instance such as namely to illustrate this a good example of this is… These words and phrases tell the reader that examples are about to be given
  9. 9. COMPARING SIMILAR IDEAS likewise similarly also in the same way equally These words and phrases tell the reader how two things are similar
  10. 10. CONTRASTING IDEAS but however in contrast in comparison on the other hand on the contrary although even though These words and phrases tell the reader how two things are different
  11. 11. GIVING AN OPINION in my opinion in my view I believe that I think that I feel that I agree with I disagree with it seems to me that These words and phrases introduce an opinion
  12. 12. EXPLAINING CAUSES because of owing to due to as a result of These words and phrases introduce the causes of something
  13. 13. EXAMPLES The ice caps are melting because of global warming. As a result of global warming, the ice caps are melting.
  14. 14. DESCRIBING EFFECTS therefore thus consequently as a result These words and phrases introduce the effects of something
  15. 15. EXAMPLES C02 emissions have gone up and global temperatures have consequently risen. We must therefore reduce these emissions.
  16. 16. GIVING REASONS because so the reason why another reason is These words and phrases introduce the reasons for something
  17. 17. SEQUENCING firstly secondly next then after that to begin with finally lastly These words and phrases help the reader to understand the sequence of items
  18. 18. EXAMPLES After that, the numbers start to decline. Firstly, I believe that governments must act to reduce C02 emissions. Here are some examples
  19. 19. EMPASISING particularly in particular especially specifically certainly obviously in fact clearly These words and phrases help you to draw attention to an idea or example
  20. 20. REFORMULATION in other words that is to say rather in simple terms put more simply These words and phrases introduce the rephrasing of a previous idea
  21. 21. CONCEDING IDEAS admittedly on the other hand another view is I concede that I admit that granted These words and phrases are for acknowledging another point-of-view
  22. 22. CONCLUDING in conclusion to conclude in summary to sum up These words and phrases introduce the conclusion of an essay
  23. 23. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! For more IELTS tips and resources, go to GO THERE NOW IELTSCHARLIE

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