Test Yourself – Linking Words for IELTS Writing

By | April 1, 2015

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How well do you know these linking words?

Test yourself using this quiz! Then check your answers at the end of this post.

  1. Teachers ___ parents are committed to a better education for children.

a – for instance

b – including

c – as well as

d – nevertheless

  1. Fruits and vegetables are very good for you. ___, mangoes and tomatoes are high in vitamin C.

a – On the other hand

b – For instance

c – Even though

d – Because

  1. Doing well in school takes time and effort. ___ students should set aside several hours a day to study and review.

a – Because

b – Furthermore

c – As well as

d – For this reason

  1. In general, both Italy and Spain are warm countries. ___, they share similarities in cuisine and daily routines.

a – Furthermore

b – On the other hand

c – However

d – For example

  1. Most children do not enjoy doing chores around the house. ___ they must still be taught to help out at home.

a – As a result

b – Although

c – For this reason

d – However

  1. Karen stopped working as a doctor last year. ___ she is still active in medical research.

a – To illustrate

b –  Furthermore

c – As well as

d  Nevertheless

  1. In general, employees Clanton had the highest number of hours worked in the period. ___, figures were highest for Clanton in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

a – On the other hand

b – To illustrate

c – Even though

d – Nevertheless

  1. Italy had the highest number of fruit servings consumed in 1998. ___, this number went down considerably in 1999.

a – On the other hand

b – Furthermore

c – Although

d – In addition

  1. There was a sudden, severe snowstorm yesterday. ___, schools and government offices were closed.

a – As a result

b – As well as

c – Although

d – For example

  1. There are many advantages to living in a big city, including better restaurants and interesting entertainment. ___, I prefer living in a big city to living in a small town.

a – Although

b – Furthermore

c – For this reason

d – For instance


  1. c 2. b 3. d 4.a 5.d 6. d 7.b 8. a 9.a 10. c

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