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Using a wide range of vocabulary will help you to gain higher score at IELTS.
Don't fear: you don't have to learn all of these phrases. Just choose a few that you like and practice using them in your writing.
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|firstly, secondly, thirdly||for example||in general|
|first, furthermore, finally||for instance||generally|
|to begin, to conclude||as follows:||on the whole|
|next||that is||as a rule|
|Reinforcement||in this case||for the most part|
|also||namely||in most cases|
|furthermore||in other words||usually|
|what is more||so||in particular|
|besides||as a result/consequence||especially|
|as well (as)||consequently||Reformulation|
|in the same way||because of this/that||in other words|
|not only ... but also||thus||rather|
|Similarity||hence||to put it more simply|
|equally||for this/that reason||Expressing an alternative|
|similarly||in that case||rather|
|correspondingly||under these circumstances||on the other hand|
|in the same way||Deduction||the alternative is|
|Transition to new point||then||another possibility would be|
|now,||in other words||Contrast|
|as far as x is concerned||in that case||instead|
|with regard/reference to||otherwise||conversely|
|as for ...||this implies that ...||on the contrary|
|it follows that||if so/not||in contrast|
|turning to||Stating the obvious||in comparison|
|Summary||obviously||Concession (smth unexpected)|
|in conclusion||clearly||even though|
|in brief||of course||however much|
|to summarise||as can be expected||nevertheless|