WRITING / Formal Linking Words

Formal Linking Words / Cohesive Devices

Linking words can also be referred to as connectors, conjunctions, and cohesive devices. This webpage includes a useful lesson on helping improve students’ knowledge of these linking words. It includes a lesson plan using a kinaesthetic matching activity and worksheet.

Lesson: Matching activity

Cut these up and students match

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Linking Words Reference Sheet

Print off and give this to students as a helpful reference guide. 

Linking Words Worksheet

Consolidation: practise choosing the correct linking word in each sentence.

Linking Words Lesson: Free Download

This lesson provides valuable practice in improving formal linking words. Students start by discussing formal linking words, followed by a kinaesthetic matching activity and finishing with sentence worksheet.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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Linking: Cohesion & Coherence Worksheet – AEUK

This worksheet helps to consolidate what is ‘cohesion’ with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Webpage Link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP


Parallelism Worksheet: Free Download

This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. 

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