138 common linking words for the IELTS test

List of 138 most useful linking words for the IELTS test

This list of 138 linking words is the most useful and common for you to use in all types of essays. It can be said, this is almost something you should learn and should have to increase the coherence and coherence of the score band.

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Linking words – Stating Your Opinion

In my opinion,According to me,
In my view,To me,
From my point of view,I think
It seems to me thatI believe
From my perspectiveTo my way of thinking
It appears thatI suppose
I realizeI understand
I imagineI feel

Giving Examples

For example,For instance,
such asIn other words,
aslike
that isnamely
To illustrateTo paraphrase

Comparing

Similar toAs…as
in commonalso
Either…orIn the same way,
Neither…norAt the same time
Just asresemble

Contrasting

However,But
On the contrary,On the other hand,
Differ fromNevertheless
AlthoughThough
OtherwiseInstead
Alternatively,Even though

Generalizing

Generally,Generally speaking,
Overall,On the whole,
In general,By and large,
It seems to me thatI believe
All in all,Basically,
Essentially,As a rule,
All things consideredFor the most part

Expressing Certainty

Certainly,Undoubtedly,
Doubtless,No doubt,
Definitely,Of course,

Expressing Partial Agreement

More or less,To some extent,
Up to a point,Almost,
In a way,So to speak,

Showing cause 

Due toBecause
Because ofOwing to

Showing effect

Therefore,As a result,
Consequently,For this reason,
Thus,So,
therebyEventually,
Hence,The reason why

Marking time

First,Last
Second,Lastly,
Third,Then,
Firstly,First of all,
Secondly,Before
Thirdly,After
DuringWhile
To begin withAt the same time
SimultaneouslyAfter this / that
SinceMeanwhile
AfterwardsFollowing this
WhenAs soon as

Adding Information

FurthermoreIn addition
AlsoAnd
MoreoverSimilarly
LikewiseAs well as
BesidesToo
EvenWhat’s more

Expressing condition

IfWhether
In caseUnless
Provided thatSo that

Concluding

To summarizeIn conclusion
Lastly,Finally,
To conclude with,In short,

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