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Connectors and linkers

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Alberto Rojas

on 14 April 2015

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Conclusion
In conclusion...
In conclusion
, it may be said that pigs make the best pets.

In brief...
Meeting my boss at the pub was an interesting experience.
In brief
, it was a disaster.

Correction
r
ather...
I thought it was a good idea to get a ferret.
Rather
, it had always been my dream to get one.

to be more precise...

In summary...
In summary,
it may not be the best idea to frequent the same pubs as your boss.

To sum up...
To sum up
, some people are better suited to working from home than others.

All in all...
All in all
, you have to make sure both you and your customers are satisfied with your work.
Thank you!
afterwards...
Afterwards
, I had a hard time understanding the tenses.


later...
Later,
I couldn’t memorize phrasal verbs and idioms.
Connectors and linkers
TIME
At first...
It wasn’t a piece of cake to learn English.
At first
, I couldn’t pronounce all the words correctly

Then...
Then,
I couldn’t spell all the words correctly.
Connectors and linkers are used to join or link different parts of a text so that it can have coherence.

Exercises with linkers are very common in TOEFL JR Test, that is why it is important to understand how and when to use them


As you know, in the Language Form and Meaning Section in TOEFL JR Test you will find the questions in a Multiple Choice format. Many of those questions include connectors as part of the test.

They can be classified as it follows:
Contrast
However...
This coffee shop has the best coffee of the city;
however
, their staff are quite rude



According to the teacher my essay was well written;
however
, the last paragraph was a little confusing.
In contrast...

Prices of basic products for consumption are increasing;
in contrast
, salaries are constantly decreasing.



Nevertheless...

I was feeling a terrible cold;
nevertheless,
I went to work as usual.
Nonetheless...

I don't think I need to go to a doctor;
nonetheless,
I will go for a medical check-up.



Yet...

I’ve asked you a thousand times not to leave your dirty socks on the floor.
Yet,
you keep doing it.

On the other hand...
The school where I am studying has one of the best programs in the city;
on the other hand
, it has a very small building.



On the contrary...
I am not uncomfortable with this room;
on the contrary
, it is very pleasant to sleep

Instead...

I didn’t want to take a side in the argument.
Instead
, I went out for two hours and then I came back.

All the same...
Yes, he’s very good-looking.
All the same
, I don’t think you should go out with him.



Similarity...
Likewise...
You can’t give your phone number to every man who asks for it.
Likewise
, you can’t go out with everyone who fancies you.



Similarly...
You’re not allowed to use your phone here.
Similarly
, you have to switch it off when you’re in the library.
In the same way...

Cutting down on sugar will help you lose weight.
In the same way
, doing more exercise will help you get rid of a few kilos


Also...
I want to go to the cinema tonigh;
also
, I want to go for a walk
SEQUENCING...


First, firstly, in the first place , first of all...

First of all
, it is important to make it clear that the product is not very expensive.


To begin with...
To begin with
, my hometown is as beautiful as yours.

For one thing...
For one thing,
they are loyal to their owners.



Second, secondly, in the second place...
Secondly,
the benefits have to be mentioned



For another thing...
For another thing,
you might consider how beautiful he looks without makeup.
Besides...
Besides not eating too much, these kids are not very noisy.


In addition...
In addition, this application can be useful to make your phone system even faster.


Furthermore...
The new teacher is very nice and patient; furthermore, he puts in practice innovative techniques.
Moreover...
Students take a lot of tests before going on vacations;
moreover
, they don't have enough free time.
Finally...
Finally
, we went to the dentist since I was feeling completely bad.
Order of importance


Most importantly...
It is important to keep calm during an earthquake; most importantly, never run.

Above all...
Above all, don't even try to look at your notes during the exam.



Most significantly...
Most significantly,
don't avoid eye contact with the interviewer.

Basically...
Basically
, you just have be in charge of administrative affairs.




Exemplification
For example...
Self -medication can bring serious consequences; for example, allergies or high blood pressure.

For instance...
The new government increased some taxes; for instance, we have to pay more for water services.

To illustrate...
Excessive smoking is highly destructive; to illustrate, if a person smokes every day
Focusing and linking
with respect to..
.
Starting your own business sounds great;
with respect to
starting a new career I cannot say the same thing

regarding...
Start your day with making the most important phone calls.
Regarding
emails, you might put them off until later.

talking of...
Talking of
cats, you can’t trust them to keep you company when you need it. They’re quite selfish creatures.


You might want to change a few things.
To be more precise
, I think you should start again from the color of your doors
In the meantime...


In the meantime
, I was getting some help from My English Teacher.
Meanwhile...

Meanwhile,
I was enjoying my skype lessons more and more.
Dismissal (of what it was said
before...)
Anyway...

I couldn’t get my head around the Passive Voice.
Anyway
, I don’t think it’s important to use it all the time.
Anyhow...
Anyhow
, I’ve just decided to learn German next.
at any rate...

At any rate,
I don’t want to become a simultaneous interpreter in five languages.

Now go to your platform and solve
the exercises concerning connectors and
linkers.


Good lcuk!!!
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