Target 9-Transition: Connecting and Linking
You can use transition words and phrases in your writing to connect the paragraph to the next Transition words can show time, degree. Comparison They help your reader follow your ideas from one sentence to the next of tumor contrast, and cause and effect. They can also be used to add more Nintendo Read the examples to see how the transition words from the boxes are used to refer to previously mentioned subjects. ideas in the paragraphs.
Time Degree Cause and Effect
before most important SO
after first thus
since primarily for this reason
next principally as a result
then above all because
soon in the first place since
at the same timeless important due to
while second therefore
meanwhile in the second place consequently
simultaneously to a lesser degree so that
After the new highway was built, the village of Palm Grove began to grow People still worked in the fishing industry. At the same time, a few new hotels were built. Then, more and more tourists started arriving to spend their vacation time at the beach. Soon, the village was crowded with visitors from other places
Family life is better when one of the parents stays home with the children. Above all, the children feel secure when they know one of their parents is always available to them. To a lesser degree, a parent at home helps the household run more smoothly. But primarily, having one parent whose job is to take care of the home and family helps everyone feel safer and happier.
I was honored when you offered to lend me your watch because I know how much you value it. Consequently, I was very careful with it while I had it on. Unfortunately, the buckle seems to have been broken. As a result, the watch fell
off my wrist while I was at the party.
similar to different from
just as although/even though
in the same way but
at the same time as in contrast to
Many people believe that art and music classes are just as important as academic
classes. Although there is validity to this point of view, I disagree with it. Art and
music are important, but academics are even more important. Academic classes
give children knowing what they will need in their future professions. Likewise,
academics teach children important cognitive skills. Art and music classes, on
the other hand, do not help children develop professional skills unless they are
planning to become artists or musicians.
Explanation Adding More Information
in other words in addition
such as moreover
to clarify besides
for instance also
for example as well as
that is what’s more
to illustrate additionally
The first step in the process is tapping the trees, that is, making holes in them so the sap can come out. There are different ways to collect the sap, for example, using old-fashioned buckets or using modern plastic tubing. Using buckets is more time-consuming, so most people nowadays use plastic tubing. In other words, people prefer using the more efficient method.
Home-cooked meals are generally more nutritious than store-bought or restaurant meals. They also tend to be tastier. Furthermore, preparing meals at home contributes to the improvement of family relationships.
Read the following paragraphs. Choose the appropriate transition word or expression to
complete each sentence. Add capital letters where necessary.
Likewise furthermore as a result in other words
By the year 2000, the population distribution had shifted a great deal. Many oth
had moved to urban and suburban areas and 1……………….the rural population
was much smaller 2………………….. the suburban population had grown since 1950.
The urban population had 3……………………increased. 4 …………………..there
were now fewer people living in the countryside and more living in the cities and suburbs.
Then unlike such as What’s more
I know you will have a good time at the party 5…………. most parties we go
to, at this one I plan to have live music. 6………………, the band I have hired
is your favorite kind of music. My sister-in-law is planning to prepare some really good day
7,……………., seafood soup and roast beef. Come early so that you can enjoy the
food, and 8 ………………..you can dance all night!
in addition but above all in other words
Physical education classes help children develop in numerous ways. Academie
strengthens children’s minds, 9…………………..physical education strengthens the
bodies 10…………………it contributes to their good health. 11……………
physical education classes help children learn about winning and losing. This is an
important life skill. 12……………….. in physical education classes, children have
the opportunity to learn about teamwork. This might be one of life’s most important skills.