In the remainder of the paragraph, provide explanations, evidence, examples or personal experiences to build on an extended idea.
Connecting show the relationship between your paragraphs in sentences by using a wide range of linking words or phrases appropriately.
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They are usually these types: introducing ideas, having similar ideas, contrasting ideas,
giving examples or evidence, explaining results, sequencing, providing explanations, sharing your experience, drawing conclusions, introducing your opinions.
Linking can be done in a variety of other ways, for instance, through referencing by using pronouns.
"Firstly I'm very happy to receive this award.
Additionally, I would like to thank my colleagues, without them they wouldn't be standing here accepting this."
And also using substitution: "famous people deserve a private life, but celebrities also sell newspapers".
As you practice writing essays, review your writing and circle the different linking devices.
Then think about how you could use different words to avoid repetition.
Don't overuse linking words or phrases however, this becomes irritating for the reader.
The key in using linking words is appropriacy.
Ask yourself, is this necessary and doesn't match the content that follows?
For more information, please see are other writing test videos: task achievement, lexical resources and grammatical range inaccuracy.