Linking words IELTS

Dear Students Academy of languages  is presenting you with linking words for I.E.L.T.S. Writing and speaking  which are very beneficial to generate the flow of the thoughts and their progression.Progression is very important otherwise the writing seems to be boring  and banal.

and to monitor this particular feature there is

One important  Criterion in I.E.L.T.S. Writing that  is cohesion and coherence that checks whether or not the sentences are logically linked to each other. Following  are the words that help to built cohesion between sentences and make the flow in writing  . It is very important to built cohesion in IELTS  since if there      will be no logical linking between thoughts it will be effecting the meaningful flow which could be resulting in lower band scores . So for getting higher band score we must be using these linking words for ielts  writing and speaking modules.

So far there is no formal coaching being given for Cohesion and coherence , it is important but rare but here in Academy Of Languages we provide the coaching of this criterion.

One should use the following given linking words in their actual sense that they have.

Linking words

Linking words IELTS


  • First/firstly, second/secondly, third/thirdly etc.
  • Next, last, finally
  • Another
  • Also


  • So
  • As a result
  • As a consequence (of)
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Consequently
  • Hence
  • Due to


  • Undoubtedly
  • Indeed
  • Obviously
  • Generally
  • Admittedly
  • In fact
  • Particularly/in particular
  • Especially
  • Clearly
  • Importantly


  • And
  • In addition/additionally/an additional
  • Furthermore
  • As well as


  • For
  • Because
  • Since
  • As


  • For example
  • For instance
  • That is (i.e.)
  • Such as
  • Including
  • Namely


  • However
  • Nevertheless
  • Nonetheless
  • Still
  • Although/even though
  • Though
  • But
  • Yet
  • Despite/in spite of
  • In contrast (to)/in comparison
  • While
  • Whereas
  • On the other hand
  • On the contrary


  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • Also
  • Like
  • Just as
  • Just like
  • Similar to
  • Same as
  • Compare
  • Compare(d) to/with


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