GT Essay Writing Vocabulary – Part 2

Vocabularies/ Phrases to expand your essay with coherence and cohesion:

Vocabularies/ Phrases to introduce more ideas/ evidence or examples:

  • Another point worth noting is…
  • Another factor to consider is…
  • Not only …. but also…
  • On top of that…
  • What is more…
  • Furthermore…
  • In addition…
  • Besides…
  • Also…

Example 1: Another factor to consider is job satisfaction grants people a sense of fulfilment that money can not guarantee.

Example 2: Furthermore, famous people’s support for international humanitarian organizations draws public attention and media coverage.

Example 3: On top of that certain professionals deserve to retire and receive a pension at an earlier age rather than at a period when they would less likely be able to pursue their other interests.

Vocabularies/ Phrases to show reasons and results:

Reason:

  • … has led to/ … has resulted in…
  • One reason behind this is…
  • The reason why…
  • As an effect of…
  • As a result of…
  • On account of…
  • Because of…
  • Owing to…
  • Due to…

Result:

  • As a result…
  • Consequently…
  • As a consequence…
  • For this/that reason…
  • As an effect…/ As a result…
  • Therefore…
  • Eventually…
  • Thereby…
  • Hence…
  • Thus…
  • So…

Example 1: Social welfare payment to protect citizens’ right has led to the movement, especially in democratic countries, to adopt such schemes even after the shortage of the national budget.

Example 2: One reason behind the excessive production of debris is the cheap availability of plastic.

Example 3: As a consequence, the number of single parents is increasing in developed countries.

Example 4: The lack of awareness is eventually causing us more money than we can imagine.

Vocabulary to make a point or argument stronger by adding emphasis:

  • Obviously…
  • Undoubtedly…
  • Certainly…
  • Needless to say…
  • There is little doubt that…
  • It goes without saying that…
  • Without any doubt…/ without a doubt…
  • Thus…..
  • Even if…
  • After all…
  • Therefore…

Example 1: Undoubtedly, this creates a false sense of superiority among the youngsters and they often look down upon their elders and treat them with disrespect.

Example 2: After all, we have got one planet to live in and our actions are jeopardising both our existence and countless other species who share the same world with us.

Vocabulary for Adding more information to an argument:

  • And…
  • …too
  • Also…
  • Again….
  • Besides…
  • Likewise…
  • Similarly….
  • Moreover…
  • As well as…
  • In addition…
  • Even more…
  • What’s more…
  • Furthermore…
  • In a similar fashion…

Example 1: Besides, job satisfaction and productivity are interrelated and satisfied employees are the best resource a company has got.

Example 2: Similarly, nuclear families certainly revolve around such children and parents, in most of the cases, cater to every whim and fancy of their offspring.

Useful phrases/vocabulary to present time or sequence:

  • First/ Firstly/ First of all…
  • Second/ Secondly…
  • Third/ Thirdly…
  • Last/ Lastly…/ Finally…
  • Then…
  • When…
  • Since…
  • While…
  • Before…
  • After…
  • During…
  • As soon as…
  • Afterwards…
  • Following this…
  • After this / that…
  • Simultaneously…
  • At the same time…/ Meanwhile…

Example 1: Meanwhile, the government should focus on improving the happiness index of its citizens and invest more in public recreational facilities.

Example 2: Finally, Finally, numerous websites and mobile applications are out there that allow students to learn and improve their language skills.

Example 3: Before we can blame those youngsters, we need to look at the society they live in and the type of education they are offered- if any.

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