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Brilliant Vocabulary|Phrases for writing task 2

Vocabulary for writing task 2

Useful vocabulary/phrases to open/start the essay:

  • Many/some people claim/opine/believe that...


  • There is no denying that...

  • It is irrefutable that..

  • Some individuals are of the opinion that………whereas other opine that….

  • It is often said that...


  • It is an undeniable fact that

  • It is highly debatable issue…….

  • These days.../ Nowadays.../ In this day and age...

  • It goes without saying that...


  • It is universally accepted that...


  • We live in an age when many of us are...

  • 
People are divided in their opinion regarding...


  • .... is one of the most important issues...


  • Whether .... or .... is a controversial issue...

Useful vocabulary/phrases to end the Introduction part:

  • Let us examine both views before reaching to a concrete decision.

  • The following paragraphs discuss whether ...... or ...... and reach a reasonable conclusion.

  • The following essay takes a look at the both sides of the argument.

  • My two cents go for...
However; I strongly believe that...


  • I oppose the view and my reasons will be explained in the following paragraphs.

  • I will support this view with arguments in the following paragraphs.

  • I personally believe that...


  • Thus the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages..

  • I wholeheartedly believe that this trend should be changed.

Vocabulary for the opinion Part:

According to the essay types (Learn what are the IELTS essay types) use one of the following connective words/ linking phrases to write down your opinion However remember that if the question does not ask you to give your opinion but to compare advantages and disadvantages, then you should not strongly express your opinion. Opinion should only be written for opinion essays.

  • In my opinion...


  • I strongly opine that...


  • I strongly agree with the idea that...


  • I strongly disagree with the given topic...


  • I think...


  • My opinion is that...

  • Personally speaking...


  • In my view...


  • I believe...


  • Apparently...

  • Personally speaking...

  • According to me...


  • From my point of view... (Not 'In my point of view')

  • As far as I am concerned...

  • From my perspective...


  • I realise...


  • To my way of thinking...

  • It seems to me that...

  • To me...

  • My own view on the matter is...

  • It appears that...

  • I feel that...


  • I understand...


  • I suppose...

Vocabulary for the 2nd paragraph Part:

  • It is true that...

  • First...

  • First of all...


  • Firstly...


  • Initially...


  • To begin with...


  • To start with...

  • Let us take a look at...

  • It is worth considering...


  • In the first place...


  • Though it is true that...


  • Some people believe that...


  • Many people think that...


  • According to many...


  • Some people believe that...


  • Many support the view that...

  • On the one hand...

Vocabulary for the 3rd, 4th ...... paragraph Part:

  • Second(ly)... (Not 'Second of all')

  • Third(ly)...


  • Then...

  • Next...


  • After that...


  • And...


  • Again...


  • Also...


  • Besides...


  • Likewise...


  • In addition...


  • Consequently...


  • What’s more...


  • Furthermore...


  • Moreover...


  • Other people think that...


  • Other people believe that...


  • On the other hand...


  • Apart from that...


  • Finally...

Vocabulary to show the comparison:

  • In the same way...


  • Likewise...


  • Similarly...

  • Like the previous point...


  • Similar to...


  • Also...


  • At the same time...


  • Just as...

Vocabulary to show contrast:

  • On the other hand...


  • On the contrary...


  • However...


  • Nevertheless.../ Nonetheless...


  • But...


  • Nonetheless/Nevertheless...


  • Oppositely...


  • Alternatively...

  • Unlike...


  • While...


  • Whilst...


  • Although...


  • Even though...


  • Despite... / In spite of...


  • Alternatively...


  • In contrast to this...


  • Then again...


  • On the other hand...


  • Despite the fact that...

Vocabulary to show an example:

  • As an example...


  • For instance...


  • For example...


  • Like...


  • As...


  • Such as...


  • Particularly...


  • In particular...


  • Namely...


  • To show an example...


  • To give an example...


  • To cite an example...


  • As an evidence...


  • To illustrate...


  • To paraphrase...


  • An example is...


  • ...could be a good/ideal example here
A case...

Vocabulary to present an idea:

  • Research shows that...


  • Research has found that...


  • When it comes to...


  • With respect to...


  • Not only... but also...

  • In terms of...

Phrases to introduce more ideas/ examples:

  • Furthermore...


  • In addition...


  • On top of that...


  • What is more...


  • Another point worth noting is...


  • Another factor to consider is...

Vocabulary to show consequence, effects or result:

  • As a result...


  • Consequently...


  • As an effect...


  • Thus...
So...


  • The reason why...


  • Therefore...


  • Hence...


  • Eventually...


  • For this reason...


  • Thereby...

Vocabulary to show result & reason:

  • As a result...


  • As a result of...


  • Due to...


  • One reason behind this is...


  • ... has led to/ ... has resulted in...


  • Consequently...


  • Therefore...

Vocabulary to sum up at the end of a paragraph:

  • To sum up...


  • In short...


  • In a word...


  • To put it simply...

  • That is to say...


  • To repeat in short....


  • To summarise...

Vocabulary to make a point stronger:

  • Although...


  • Thought...

  • Nonetheless...


  • Nevertheless...


  • Still...


  • Yet...


  • Must....

  • After all...


  • Even if...


  • Therefore...


  • Thus.....

Other transitional words / connective words:

  • Then...


  • Else...


  • Otherwise...


  • Besides...


  • As soon as...


  • As much as.....

Some correct and incorrect expressions:

Correct/ Incorrect

In my opinion… (Correct ) From my opinion… (Incorrect)

From my point of view...(Correct ) In my point of view…(Incorrect)

Second/ Secondly… (Correct ) Second of all(Incorrect)

On the other hand… (Correct )

On other hand(Incorrect)

Last but not the least… (Correct)

Last but not least…(Incorrect)

In conclusion/ To conclude... (Correct )

In a nutshell. (Incorrect)

Vocabulary for the conclusion part:

  • In conclusion...


  • In summary...


  • On balance

  • To conclude...


  • To conclude with...


  • To sum up...


  • In general...


  • To summarise...


  • In short...


  • All in all...


  • Overall...


  • On the whole...


  • To draw the conclusion...

  • In a nut shell...
(prefer using ”to conclude”)

  • To elucidate... ('To elucidate' means - 'make something clear' or 'to explain'.)

  • All things considered...


  • Taking everything into consideration...


  • Weighing up both sides of the argument...

(Useful Tip: Avoid using 'In a nutshell' as it is not formal. Use 'In conclusion/ to conclude' instead.)

I hope this article will help you in your writing task 2.

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