IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC Writing: Use these cohesive words

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Cohesive Words

If you use the following words correctly, you will give your writing cohesion.  Cohesion is a big part of your writing score but, be careful: If you use the words below incorrectly, you will lose points.

 

We recommend the following process:

1. Learn the words

2. Search for the words and find examples of when they are used by experts.

3. Practice using them correctly in your own writing.

 

Adding ideas

Comparing

furthermore

in addition

also

moreover

in fact

 

in comparison (with/to)

compared with

also

Giving Examples

Putting things in order

for example,

to illustrate

such as

first/firstly

second/secondly

next

after (that)

while

finally

 

Stating things in another way

An outcome/result

in other words

put simply

basically

 

as a result

therefore

consequently

 

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