IELTS Writing: Useful Phrases (Part 2)

May 16, 2017 | English

Author: Abinash Khanal. Follow him on Instagram

1 Useful phrases for comparison:

 

  • In the same way…
  • Likewise…
  • Just as…
  • Similarly…
  • Similar to…
  • Just like…
  • As well as…
  • They both have [something] in common…
  • Most importantly…

2 Useful phrases for contrasting:

 

  • However…
  • Nevertheless…
  • Unlike…
  • Different from…
  • Although…
  • Even though…
  • In contrast to…
  • But…
  • Yet…
  • Nonetheless….

Related: IELTS Writing: Useful Phrases (Part 1)

Examples
Schools teach children a lot of valuable things that can be utilised later on. Likewise, they teach them a lot of teamwork skills.

Fast food can be a convenient alternative to cooking food. However, one must note the many health risks associated with it.

We teach English, French and Chinese as well as Computer Studies.

Although fast food is unhealthy, it is very convenient.

This is very similar to how computers work.

Even though the price of fuel is going up, people are still driving every day.

4 Below we suggest some phrases that can be used while talking about time:

 

  • Before…
  • After…
  • Simultaneously…
  • At the same time…
  • Meanwhile…
  • Since…
  • Then…
  • Soon…

 

After the new school was built, the children had a better school to go to. At the same time, a few new hospitals were built.

Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to go to Europe. However, before I travel, I want to make sure I am 18 years old.

Soon enough, robots will be in charge of the world.

I was simultaneously confused and excited.

 

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