Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: discourse marker

Definitions: First is used to introduce the initial argument or point.

Examples: I believe the internet can be a powerful learning tool in the classroom for three reasons. First, children can use it to access a great variety of interesting information. For example,…

Synonyms: firstly, first of all

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 20 A