Get a Higher IELTS Writing Score with These 10 Words

By | April 1, 2015

10 words to help you get a better IELTS writing score

Linking words are important for the IELTS writing section, both Task 1 and Task 2. Using linking words will improve your score in coherence and cohesion up to 2 levels, if you use them correctly.

It’s not as difficult as you think. Practice using these 10 words in your daily writing and you will be ready to use them for the IELTS exam!

The 10 linking words are divided into 5 areas

AND – as well as, furthermore

Parents, as well as children, enjoy family outings together.

Smoking can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. Furthermore, people who are addicted to smoking often find it difficult to release the habit.

BUT – however, on the other hand

John and Kim are leaving early for their vacation this summer. However, they will be required to make up the lost time and the end of the year.

Many college students are extremely busy, in the last few weeks of the semester. On the other hand, primary school students enjoy an easy schedule towards the end of the term.

BECAUSE – for this reason, as a result

Small children are very dependent on their parents. For this reason, parents must try to spend time with their children when they are very young.

Karen’s parents sent her to an excellent high school. As a result, she received a quality education.

EVEN THOUGH – although, nevertheless

Although my friend Franz has been living in Tokyo for the last seven years, we’ve never crossed paths!

There are many items on my shopping list. Nevertheless, we must manage to purchase all of them.

FOR EXAMPLE – for instance, to illustrate

Chang enjoys doing sports in her leisure time, for instance rowing, football, and volleyball.

There are many ways to improve one’s English through the Internet. To illustrate, one can read e-books, play language games,  or register for an online English course


How well can you use linking words in your writing? Test yourself using this quiz on linking words!

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4 thoughts on “Get a Higher IELTS Writing Score with These 10 Words

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    1. Faiza Raintree Post author

      Hi Curs Valutar. Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment! I’m glad the pages are loading fast. I guess that’s WordPress at its best! I’m glad you liked the article on Linking Words. I tried to include the most common words that students need.

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