This interactive exercise gives you more experience using linking phrases and words in context. Follow these links for exercise 1
and exercise 2
Categorise the following linking words and phrases by their functions.
Now read the IELTS test 2 question below.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people are for animal testing while others are against.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion?
Write at least 250 words.
Before completing the task below, take 5 minutes to brainstorm arguments and supporting points for the question above.
Below is a high band example essay. Choose the correct linking word or phrase from the box to complete the gapped sentences.
Were your arguments in the previous task similar to ours? Would you use similar arguments to ours in your IELTS test?
Leave your ideas in the comments section below. When you are finished, go to the next linking words lesson in the series.