In order to get a band 6 and higher in the IELTS speaking test, you will be required to use ‘a range of discourse markers’. Here is a list of some discourse markers that you can use in the exam. To find out what a discourse marker is and what is fluency and cohesion, here is a free guide.
|DISCOURSE MARKER||WHEN TO USE||EXAMPLE|
|Additionally||For adding extra information||Tom hated fish. Additionally, he was allergic to haddock.|
|For instance||For giving examples||Many people in the world grow their own food. For instance, people in Russia and Croatia.|
|On the other hand||For contrasting||Amy was fit and healthy. On the other hand, Mary was not.|
|Broadly speaking||For generalising||Broadly speaking, people in the UK support democracy.|
|Consequently||For showing cause and effect||Tom had no money, consequently, he applied for a job in a law firm.|
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