How to stop using ‘so’ to quickly improve your IELTS score

Linking words ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘because’, just like other words, have synonyms which help you avoid using the same word over and over again. We all are guilty of overusing these linkers sometimes, and the reason is, we haven’t trained our brain to replace them. If I had a coin for every time I said ‘so’, I’d be rich!

Why should you make an effort to avoid using ‘so’? To increase your IELTS score, of course! As an ex-examiner Adam knows the power of what happens when you stop using these four simple words and start using their synonyms instead. Last week he covered ‘because’ and in today’s video he takes the word ‘so’ and shows you how you can live without it!

Watch the lesson on YouTube, or below:

A quick sneak peak at what’s in the video:

Accordingly – He did not complain to the police, accordingly, the police did not take any action (instead of ‘so, the police did not take any action’).

Then – Take a break now, then you won’t be so tired later today (instead of ‘so you won’t be so tired later today’).

Consequently – All the restaurants were closed, and consequently we had to make dinner at home (instead of ‘and so we had to make dinner at home’).

Thus – He is not satisfied, thus we must prepare a new proposal (instead of ‘so we must prepare a new proposal’).

Hence – A better working environment improves people’s attitude, and hence productivity also increases (instead of ‘and so productivity also increases’).

And of course there are more ways to avoid saying ‘so’ – keep watching until the very end.

Happy learning!

How to stop using ‘because’ to quickly improve your IELTS score

Linking words play an important role in IELTS, and examiners pay close attention to the way you are using them. If you watched Adam’s previous video in this blog post, you know that ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘because’ are the 4 linking words that are famously overused.

Last week Adam covered some ways how you can stop saying ‘and’ too much. Today he is talking about ‘because’ and giving you many alternatives to use instead.

Don’t miss a chance to raise your score – simply watch this video, learn and start using the brilliant synonyms Adam recommends in it. He will also teach you how to pronounce them correctly and show you how to use them in a sentence.

Watch the lesson on YouTube, or below:

Here are just a few examples:

Since – Let’s have a cup of coffee since we have a few minutes to wait (instead of ‘because we have a few minutes to wait’).

As – I went to bed early last night as I have my IELTS exam this morning (instead of ‘because I have my IELTS exam this morning’).

In consequence – They lost a lot of money in consequence of some risky investments (instead of ‘because of some risky investments’).

To – I went to the mall to buy a present for my friend (instead of ‘because I wanted to buy a present for my friend’).

Due toDue to a knee injury, he had to leave the match (instead of ‘because of a knee injury’).

And of course there are more ways to avoid saying ‘because’ in the video.

Happy learning!

 

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