Cohesion Activity

To get a high band score in IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking, it’s important to use cohesive devices appropriately and correctly. In this activity, you need to work out the function of each cohesive device. Is it used to:

  • add information (“addition”)
  • show similarity between two ideas (“similarity”)
  • to make a conclusion (“conclusion”)

Drag each word or phrase into the correct column, then click / tap the “check” button. You may need to attempt this activity a few times to get it right as some words / phrases are difficult. Good luck!

Now do this activity. Using the words from the previous activity, fill the blanks. Some sentences have more than one possible answer. Good luck!

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Charles Cornelius is a former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. He has worked for some of the major English language schools including International House, IDP and The British Council. He holds a MA in Education from the University of Bath. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 80,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

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