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although

Type: discourse marker Definitions: We use although to compare statements that disagree with each other. Examples: (discourse marker) Average yearly temperatures are increasing, although this winter has been very cold. (discourse marker) Although this winter has been...

because

Type: discourse marker Definitions: Because is used to give the reason behind an event. Examples: (discourse marker) Insect populations are reducing because of the pollution from the city. (discourse marker) The country’s economy has started to improve because...

conclusion paragraph

Type: essay structure Definitions: A conclusion paragraph summarises the arguments of an essay and often restates the opinion of the writer. It may include a suggestion, warning or prediction at the end. Examples: This is an example of a conclusion paragraph: In...

consequently

Type: discourse marker Definitions: We use consequently to show the result of an event. Examples: (discourse marker) Barcelona is a beautiful city. Consequently, millions of tourists visit it every year. (discourse marker) As plastic builds up in the water, fish often...

finally

Type: discourse marker Definitions: Finally is used to introduce the last argument or point. Examples: I believe the internet can be a powerful learning tool in the classroom for three reasons. First, children are able to… Secondly, the internet can… It is,...

first

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...

for example

Type: discourse marker Definitions: For example is used to introduce examples that support an argument. Examples: Art subjects can help students focus in other classes. For example, one school in England increased the number of art and music lessons students did each...

however

Type: discourse marker Definitions: We use however to make a statement that disagrees with our previous one. Examples: (discourse marker) I believe the internet can be a powerful learning tool in the classroom. However, it can be argued that without the proper...

In conclusion

Type: discourse marker Definitions: In conclusion is used to begin the concluding paragraph. Examples: In conclusion, although the internet can distract and misinform students, with the right supervision it can inspire children to explore interesting topics for...

moreover

Type: discourse marker Definitions: We use moreover to add a statement that agrees with our previous statement. Examples: (discourse marker) Music is often used to reduce stress. Moreover, it can stimulate the brain to think creatively. (discourse marker) Music is...

secondly

Type: discourse marker Definitions: Secondly is used to introduce the second argument or point. Examples: I believe the internet can be a powerful learning tool in the classroom for three reasons. First, children are able to… Secondly, the internet can be used...

thesis statement

Type: essay structure Definitions: A thesis statement introduces the purpose of the essay. It is usually placed at the end of the introduction paragraph. Examples: This is an example of a thesis statement in a one sided essay: I believe that banning cars from the city...