Useful Adverbs for IELTS Speaking


In any speaking examination, the content and fluency of the material are very essential for a response to be considered strong and efficient. This is the exact reason why most candidates in the speaking examination are keen in making good responses that will get them a good score. Aside from content and fluency, grammar should also be considered.

Grammar is a very important aspect in building responses. It is because of grammar that we can make sentences and eventually make them into paragraphs. It is because of grammar that we can fully express our ideas. However, if we have poor grammar usage, the response that we are going to make will not only confuse the listener but also defeats the strong points within the response.

In grammar, adverbs are very useful in the sentence. In speaking, adverbs are used to make statements stronger, clearer and much more effective. Here are some adverbs that are helpful in creating responses for the IELTS examination.

1. However
However is used to show the other side or the opposite idea in a sentence. It can also be used as conjunctive adverb. A conjunctive adverb is a conjunction that functions as an adverb.

Examples:
The dress is extremely glamorous; however, it is out of my budget.
There are a lot of advantages in living alone; however, being with the family is not a bad idea at all.

2. Indeed
This adverb is to show a fact or a reality.

Examples:
I was so sure that I’d get first place, and indeed I won!
Indeed, it was a chilly morning.

3. Eventually
To show at the very end or after a long time

Examples:
After a long and tiresome negotiation, the terrorists eventually agreed with the government’s offer.
He eventually arrived after three hours of waiting.

4. Recently
To talk about recent events

Examples:
I have recently purchased a new book. It got my attention while I was shopping.
Recently, there have been reports of kidnapped children being abused.

5. Thus
To mean “in this manner or as a result”

Examples:
The news report said that it will be cold this morning. Thus, I am wearing my jacket today.
I have failed the driver’s test; thus, I have to retake the examination.

6. Perhaps
This means “possibly or maybe.”

Examples:
I really want to have my master’s degree, perhaps; I will finish it in the next three years.

7. Often
To show many times

Examples:
I often do my studying in the library or in a coffee shop.
She often cooks for her family on weekends.

8. Especially
To mean specifically or particularly

Examples:
Women and children are especially affected by abuse in all parts of the world.
I enjoy trying new restaurants especially when I am with my buddies.

9. First, Firstly, To begin with
To start an enumeration of points

Examples:
There are a lot of things that I do in the weekend. First, I clean my room.
I admire Steve Jobs a lot. To begin with, he developed the revolutionary Apple.

10. Finally, In conclusion
To close a statement or argument

Examples:
Finally, I can say that being with my family is the best feeling in the world.

In conclusion, studying English is a fairly tedious assignment.
There are still a lot of adverbs that are very useful in making sentences accurate and very descriptive. However, learners should bear in mind that using such adverbs should be appropriate to avoid confusion in the sentences.

 

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