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

As an examiner Adam saw many IELTS test takers overuse the linking words ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘because’. Perhaps you are doing this too.

Did you know that by replacing these words with their synonyms your IELTS score will go up?

Surprisingly, not only your Writing and Speaking score can be positively affected by this change, but also Listening and Reading! The way it works, if you know the other linking words, they signal to you when one point or idea ends and another begins. These words help you understand the text or the listening recording better. If you’re listening and you think you heard the answer, and then you hear one of the linking words synonymous with ‘and’ – you know that the speaker isn’t finished, and you need to keep listening.

But what are the synonyms for ‘AND’? Don’t worry if you don’t have an answer straight away, because in today’s video Adam will give you many such synonyms, 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:

Additionally – “Additionally, we need you to leave your passport with us”
Also – “I am a teacher most of the time; I also make IELTS YouTube videos.”
Then – “Let me finish this job, then I’ll be able to relax.”
Moreover – “The entire essay is poorly written. Moreover, it’s inaccurate”.

There are many more synonyms in the video, so make sure to watch.

Happy learning!

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