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.
|WHEN TO USE
|For adding extra information
|Tom hated fish. Additionally, he was allergic to haddock.
|For giving examples
|Many people in the world grow their own food. For instance, people in Russia and Croatia.
|On the other hand
|Amy was fit and healthy. On the other hand, Mary was not.
|Broadly speaking, people in the UK support democracy.
|For showing cause and effect
|Tom had no money, consequently, he applied for a job in a law firm.
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