IELTS Speaking Tips! Linking Words for a Higher Speaking Score


(Music) Hi, guys. I’m Jessica Beck from All Ears English and
the amazing podcast downloaded over 9,000 times a day called (laughs) IELTS Energy,
so check that out. Today, uh, I’m going to give you guys some
phrases you can use to get higher scores on the speaking test for fluency and coherence,
okay? Now, um, in natural speaking, just normal
day-to-day speaking, I don’t use a lot of high level linking words, okay? It’s just, it doesn’t feel natural. Uh, but unfortunately guys, on the speaking
test the examiner does listen for a variety of linking words, okay? If you only use phrases like, “And, and, because,
because, I think, I think, I think,” if you only use phrases like that and you repeat
them and they’re easy, okay? It is impossible to get a seven or higher
for fluency and coherence, okay? The key there is linking words. You have to have a variety and a range, okay? So today I’m going to give you some awesome,
excellent, interesting phrases that will not only help you impress the examiner in your
fluency and coherence scores, but also for vocabulary, okay? All right. Uh, when you introduce an answer, um, you
can use some more formal phrases like, “In the first place, blah, blah, blah.” Okay? You could also, when you’re introducing another
reason or another idea, you could say, “In, in the second place.” That’s fine too. But when you’re beginning an answer say, “In
the first place, da, da, da.” Another really awesome phrase to use on any
part of the exam, parts one, two, and three, um, (laughs), you can say, this is a native
speaker thing, you can say, “Put it like this, blah, blah, blah.” So if the examiner says, “Um, how often do
you exercise?” (Laughs) You can say, “Well, let’s put it
like this, not as often as I should.” (Laughs) So again, you’re fulfilling that
interesting vocabulary requirement for a seven or higher and you’re also introducing organizing
your ideas in a native speaker interesting way, okay? Um, when you’re introducing your opinion in
speaking part three, try to use more formal phrases. Just like you do in writing task two, all
right? So phrases like, “I’m of the opinion that,
blah, blah, blah. Um, to my mind. In my mind, blah, blah, blah. I firmly believe blah, blah, blah.” Okay? All of those phrases, those four phrases I
just said are excellent to use in speaking part three, because a lot of candidates just
use say, “I think, I think. I believe, I believe.” Okay? So set yourself apart. Be unique. Make the examiner notice you, that you deserve
a seven or higher, okay? So those are phrases for introducing opinion. Um, if you’re introducing another example
or idea you could say, “Um, secondly,” of course, or, “In addition. Moreover. Furthermore.” You could also say a phrase like, “Yet another
example of this is,” or, “Yet another reason is,” okay? That yet another example of this is. Just that phrase shows amazing vocabulary,
and organization, and grammar, okay? So these phrases fulfill a lot of things the
examiner is looking for, okay? And a really cool way to summarize a long
answer, for example, in speaking part two, or if you feel like you talked for a long
time in speaking part three, (laughs), you could say, “Yeah, so that about sums it up. That’s what I think.” Okay? So that phrase, “Yeah, so that about sums
it up.” Um, and if you say it like I do, then it’s
also hitting that seven or higher for pronunciation because you have that natural stress and rhythm. All right? So I’ll give you some advice guys. Watch this video a couple times or more than
(laughs) a couple of times, several times. Write down these phrases, practice using them
in your own IELTS answers, okay? And guys, these, these recommendations today,
they’re very specific and they’re directly linked to what the examiner’s looking for
to give you a seven or higher on speaking. All right? For more tips, tricks, and advice please visit
our website, IELTS.AllEarsEnglish.com and try out our IELTS preparation course, Three
Keys IELTS. That’s all for me guys. Have a wonderful day. (Music)

19 thoughts on “IELTS Speaking Tips! Linking Words for a Higher Speaking Score

  • January 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm
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    I watched many of your videos, and I found those very interesting! I am just too much excited to discharge such fancy phrases on examiners face !!!!!!! Fingers crossed… Thank you…..

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  • February 20, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    thank you so much

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  • March 13, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    in the first;second place
    ( Let's ) put it like this 让我们这样说吧
    I'm of the opinion that
    in addition;moreover ;furthermore;yet another example (reason) of it is….

    and that's what i think. 总结

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  • May 16, 2017 at 5:46 am
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    I really appreciate your tips, I took these advices and obtatined a 6.5 xD of course I used more than your advices, but it helped me a lot

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  • August 14, 2017 at 4:32 am
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  • October 13, 2017 at 2:59 am
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    I got an 8 in the speaking section of my IELTS test! Thank you for your videos! They extremely helped me a lot!!!!!!!

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  • November 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm
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    Awesome 👏

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  • November 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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  • January 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm
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    Blah blah blah

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  • May 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm
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    Very helpful thanks a lot mamdam

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  • August 18, 2018 at 3:19 am
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    I like it

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  • August 22, 2018 at 8:21 am
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    tomorrow is my speaking guys

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  • August 22, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    I love your way of speaking 😍😍

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  • September 25, 2018 at 8:31 am
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    1,51

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  • October 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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    Cool 😎

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  • November 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    Informative video

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  • March 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    This video was very helpful. Just one doubt: im having problems with a range of linking words for the conclusion of part 3 answer. It seems more natural for me to always begin the conclusion with “so (pause), to sum up…” so (pause), given these points I believe…

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    nice tips

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    "put it like this"? Are you kidding. Maybe I should also say: " yo, you know what I mean". This is very bad advice.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    Ohh of course several times 😄

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