Phrases and Connectors For IELTS Speaking.
Whenever we speak in IELTS speaking, there are a handful of words or phrases that we keep on repeating throughout the speaking. Most commonly used are:-
- I think….
- Yes, I think that….
- Of course
- No, I don’t think so……
As we know one of the parameters on which our speaking is assessed is vocabulary. So, in order to get a grip on our vocabulary section, we need to use different or “uncommon” words, phrases, and connectors to score well.
Given below are a list of such connectors and phrases according to question types that you can use in your speaking to enhance your IELTS speaking skills and your band.
There are two kinds of opinions: positive and negative. Let’s look at each type with the help of an example.
Ques: Do you like going to art center?
->Giving Negative Opinion
Well, to be honest……
Ans: Honestly, I have never been to an art center because I have no interest in art.
Ans: well, to be honest, I have never been to an art center as I have no interest in art.
->Giving a Positive Opinion
Without a doubt…..
Ans: Without a doubt! I love visiting art centers as painting is my favorite hobby.
Ans: Absolutely! I love visiting art centers as painting is my favorite pass time.
Ques: Do you think alcohol has medicinal properties?
Not sure/ doubtful answer
I guess so……
I suppose so……..
Ans: I guess so, but I’m not so sure about it.
Ans: I suppose so, but I’m not so sure about it.
Yeah, I reckon it’s essential
Ans: Yeah, I reckon it’s an essential ingredient in medicines for cough and cold.
Ans: For sure, alcohol is used in lot of medicines.
Beginning An Answer
- Well, first of all…
- Well, to kick off…
- For starters…
Ques: what are the advantages of traveling by plane?
Ans: Well, to kick off, it is the fastest mode of travel.’
- Another thing is…
- On top of that…
- As far as I know…
- To my knowledge…
Ques: what are the advantages of travelling by plane?
Ans: For starters, it is the fastest mode of travel. On top of that, it is cost-effective too.
- Hands down (undoubtedly/for sure)-this phrase is always used at the end of a sentence.
- And here’s the thing
- As a matter of fact…
- In fact…
Example: She could win any race hands down.
And here’s the thing, she could win any race.
- That said
- Mind you
- At the same time
Ques: why do some people migrate to city from countryside?
Ans: if we are talking about young people, they migrate for better jobs and lifestyles. That said, many youngsters are content living in the countryside.