In one my my earlier posts, I wrote about the importance of using appropriate discourse markers / linkers / fillers when doing your IELTS Speaking test. This is especially true for Part 1.
Here is a list of linkers for speaking that you could use to help you sound more natural and improve your fluency. Can you match them to the appropriate function below?
- On the other hand
- As soon as
- After that
- As a result
- In my opinion
- I think
- As far as I remember
- In fact
|To contrast||To add something||To give a reason|
|To give a time reference||To talk about a result||To give yourself thinking time!|