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TOEFL iBT Transitional Words

TOEFL iBT Transitional Words

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Transitional words, called also linking words or signal words, are of huge importance for building your written and spoken responses. As the name suggests these words help you to move from one idea to another in a smooth and coherent way. They also signal the reader or listener what will follow after the transitional word. That is why transitional word will be helpful not only to do better in your TOEFL® iBT Speaking and Writing, but also to better comprehend the information presented in the TOEFL® iBT Reading and Listening sections.

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Transitional words, called also linking words or signal words, are of huge importance for building your written and spoken responses. As the name suggests these words help you to move from one idea to another in a smooth and coherent way. They also signal the reader or listener what will follow after the transitional word. That is why transitional word will be helpful not only to do better in your TOEFL® iBT Speaking and Writing, but also to better comprehend the information presented in the TOEFL® iBT Reading and Listening sections.

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How to CrackTOEFL
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TOEFL
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iBT Transitional Words
 
Transitional words, called also linking words or signal words, are of hugeimportance for building your written and spoken responses. As the namesuggests these words help you to move from one idea to another in a smoothand coherent way. They also signal the reader or listener what will follow afterthe transitional word. That is why transitional word will be helpful not only todo better in your TOEFL® iBT Speaking and Writing, but also to bettercomprehend the information presented in the TOEFL® iBT Reading andListening sections.
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TOEFL® iBT Transitional Words
Transitional words, called also linking words or signal words, are of huge importance for buildingyour written and spoken responses. As the name suggests these words help you to move from oneidea to another in a smooth and coherent way. They also signal the reader or listener what willfollow after the transitional word. That is why transitional word will be helpful not only to do betterin your TOEFL iBT Speaking and Writing but also to better comprehend the information presented in the TOEFL® iBT Reading and Listening sections.The use of transitional words is not only limited to the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL®) but also to any other English tests, like IELTS(International English Language Testing System), FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate inAdvanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), etc.In this document we provide a list of some transitional words and their usage within the text. We donot claim that this is the complete list of transitional words, but we may state that it covers the mostcommon transitional words. Studying this list will greatly improve the organization of your responsesand thus enhance your chances of better result at TOEFL® iBT Exam.
Transitional Words Grouped according to their PurposeTo add extra information
andalsoadditionallyalternativelyand thenapart fromas wellas well asbesidesbesides thatcoupled withequally importantfinallyfirst, second, third, and etcfollowing this furtherfurtherfurthermoreindeedin addition (to)in factlast, lastlylast but not leastlikewisemoreovern
ot only …, but also…
 not to mentionorthen, tootoowhat is more
Example:
Likewise
the speaking section, the TOEFL® iBT writing papers are sent to the ETS's OnlineScoring Network where they are scored by certified raters.
To give examples
for exampleas an examplechieflyfor instanceespeciallyillustrated within this casein another casein particularin this situationincludingmarkedlynamelynotablyon this occasionparticularlyin particularspecificallysuch astake the case of to demonstrateto illustrateas an illustration
 
 
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Example: Most of English Language Exams are divided into separate parts that test different language components.
For example
 , TOEFL iBT has four sections
– 
Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Some other exams,
including
Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE include Use of English or Grammar in their formats.
To clarify the information you have presented
above allI meanin other wordsin this casethat is to sayto put it in another wayunder certain circumstancesup to a pointwhat I mean is
Example:
To put it in another way,
five are the components that you should pay attention where preparing for any English Language Test 
– 
Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, Use of English or Grammar.
To present consequence
accordinglyas a resultconsequentlyfor this reasonfor this purposehencein that caseotherwiseso thensubsequentlythereforethusthereuponunder those circumstanceswherefore
Example:
 As a result,
most ESL (English as a Second Language) books and training programs areorganized around this kind of division and closely follow this format.
To generalize information and facts
As a ruleAs usualFor the most partGenerallyGenerally speakingOrdinarilyUsually
Example:
Generally speaking,
the format is based on testing particular skills.
To compare and contrast
butby the same tokenby way of contrastconverselyequallyhoweverin contrastin a like mannerinsteadlikewiseneverthelesson one handon the other handon the contraryrathersimilarlystillthoughwhereaswhileyet 

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