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Linking Words Quiz

Below are 15 questions about linking words. Print this page out and spend 15 minutes working on it. Be ambitious and try it without using your books..

For with which word is the same as for example?Which four word expression do you use to give emphasis to two things? Clue: "NOBA"What's a difference between Besides and Furthermore?Do you know a synonym for Furthermore starting with M?There are four expressions starting with In that you can use to summarise. How many do you know?What's the opposite of the former?What's the difference between because of and because?How many synonyms for because do you know?Can you think of two alternatives to So?How many alternatives to But do you know?What's the difference between In spite of and despite?What's the difference between although and despite?What changes do you have to make if you use however in place of but?Can you use nevertheless?Can you use unlike? Go here to check your answers (which are in the …

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As with Writing, give yourself mock tasks and run through them in your head.

Online videos are always worth a look, but should be watched critically. Give yourself a focus. How well do they link? What expressions do they use to interact? Are they varying their vocab or repeating? What would you do differently?

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Analyse previous or online questions for keywords and try some planning, without actually writing complete answers.
Use our Functions and Vocabulary prep method.
Make sure you have a set of linking expressions, and for Advanced and Proficiency that you've got enough at varying levels of formality.

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Listen to *anything* at all! Repeat exercises from your Workbook.

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Concentrate on time management. Make sure you know how much time you want to give to each section. Advanced Students should think very carefully about strategy for part 6, see our link from May 30th.

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Use of English
Practice Part 1 without the options - and look at sets of options without the questions.
Try to invent your own Part 2 exercises. Easy if you try using Word.
Use  online flashcards to practice part 3 and part 4.