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IELTS Writing: connective words (part 1)

Since many of you have been asking me for tips in Writing, I though a useful collection of connective words would help. It was kindly shared by a student and I am sure that using those words in your essays, letters and reports will positively affect your score.
This is part 1, part 2 is coming tomorrow.

Addition

  • in addition
  • and similarly
  • likewise as well as
  • besides further more
  • also moreover
  • and then too
  • not only … but even
  • besides
  • Sequence

  • first(ly) initially
  • second(ly) etc.to begin with then
  • next earlier/later
  • after this/that
  • following this/that
  • Consequence

  • as a result
  • thus
  • so
  • therefore
  • consequently
  • it follows that
  • thereby
  • eventually
  • then in that case
  • admittedly
  • Contrast

  • however
  • on the other hand
  • despite
  • in spite of
  • though
  • although
  • but
  • on the contrary
  • otherwise
  • yet instead of
  • rather
  • whereas
  • nonetheless
  • even though
  • compared with
  • in contrast
  • alternatively
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