IELTS

Essay Opening:

  • It is often said that … /
  • Many people claim that …
  • In this day and age…
  • Nowadays …
  • These days …
  • We live in an age when many of us are…
  • … is a hotly-debated topic that often divides opinion.
  • … is often discussed yet rarely understood.
  • It goes without saying that
  • … is one of the most important issues facing us today.
  • The following essay takes a look at both sides of the argument.

 

Introducing points:

  • Firstly, let us take a look at … 
  • To start with,…
  • First of all, it is worth considering …
  • Secondly, …
  • Thirdly, …
  • Furthermore, … 
  • In addition, … 
  • What is more, …
  • On top of that, …
  • Another point worth noting is …
  • Another factor to consider is …
  • Lastly, …
  • Finally, …
  • Last but not least,

 

Presenting ideas & giving examples:

  • When it comes to noun/gerund,…
  • According to experts, …
  • In terms of noun/gerund,…
  • Research has found that …
  • With respect to noun/gerund, …
  • There are those who argue that …
  • Not only … but also …
  • For instance …
  • For example …
  • such as …

Expressing result & reason:

  •  As a result, … / As a result of …,
  • Consequently, … / Therefore,…
  • On account of … / Due to …
  •  One reason behind this is …
  • … has led to … /… has resulted in …

 

Contrasting:

  • On the one hand…/ On the other hand …
  • Although/Even though subject + verb, … 
  • Despite/In spite of noun/gerund,
  • Despite the fact that subject + verb,
  • However … / Nevertheless, … / Even so

 

Concluding:

  •  To sum up, … / In conclusion, …
  • All things considered, …
  • Taking everything into consideration,…
  • Weighing up both sides of the argument,
  • The advantages of … outweigh the disadvantages. 

 

 

Opinion:

  • As far as I’m concerned, … 
  • From my point of view,….
  • In my opinion, …
  • Personally speaking, …
  • My own view on the matter is…

 

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