IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 PREMIUM
As mentioned, we can use linking language to link contrasting/opposite ideas within a sentence (coordinating and subordinating conjunctions) and between sentences (transition words/phrases). Let’s divide them into separate groups as seen in the tables below (click them for a larger version).
*Subordinating conjunctions can be placed at the beginning and in the middle of a sentence (like shown above).
*Commas are not usually used before subordinate clauses, but it is a special case when contrasting.
*Take note of the full stop at the end of the first sentence and the comma after the linking language.
*However and nevertheless are used to introduce something surprising compared to what you have just said.
*On the other hand is used to compare two different ideas or opinions.
By/In comparison are used to show how people or things are different. The comparison we make must be relative to both people or things. For example:
Correct: China is a large country. By/in comparison, Laos is small. (Here we are comparing the size, which is relative to both clauses).
Incorrect: China is a large country. By/in comparison, the people there work long hours. (This is incorrect. Size and working hours is not relative to both clauses).
Complete the sentence activities below by clicking on the link.
Now, let’s move on to cause and effect language in the next lesson.
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