Summary of Use Linking Words for Smooth Transitions When Speaking English

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In this video, Annemarie explains the significance of using linking words in English for efficient speech. She explains that using linking words provides clarity and creates flow in language, which assists listeners in following a speaker's train of thought. The video lists five uses of linking words, including creating sequences, expressing conditions, and highlighting comparisons or contrasts. The video then provides eight ways of using linking words to create smooth transitions in English while speaking. Finally, Annemarie advises practicing regularly and suggests choosing a topic of interest, creating a mind map, and practicing speaking with linking words to improve English communication.

  • 00:00:00 In this section, we learn about the importance of using linking words, also known as sentence transitions or transition words, to improve clarity and flow in our speech. Annemarie with Speak Confident English gives us examples of how linking words can make a big difference in helping our ideas flow smoothly from one sentence to another, and how they can provide a clear map for our listeners to follow along. She also answers two important questions: why are linking words so important, and where do we put them in a sentence? By the end of this lesson, viewers will learn eight different ways to use linking words and be able to communicate more effectively and confidently in English.
  • 00:05:00 In this section, the speaker discusses five uses of linking words for smooth transitions when speaking English. The first use is to reiterate or repeat important points. The second use is to create a sequence, allowing the listener to understand the timing or order of events. Third, linking words can be used to express conditions; one thing may only occur due to another. Fourth is using linking words to provide support or illustrate a point. Finally, the use of linking words can highlight a comparison or contrast. Using linking words effectively allows for smooth transitions and helps the listener follow the speaker's train of thought.
  • 00:10:00 In this section, the video presents eight ways to use linking words and phrases to make smooth transitions when speaking in English. The first use is for contrast, followed by ways for making comparisons, adding ideas, emphasizing important points, and concluding or summarizing. The video provides examples for each use case and suggests several linking words and phrases for each. The video concludes by suggesting that practice is the key to mastering the use of linking words in English communication.
  • 00:15:00 In this section, the speaker advises viewers to choose a topic they are passionate about, create a mind map or list of key points, expand on those points with supporting information, and record themselves speaking about the topic while using linking words to connect their thoughts. The goal is to practice communication skills and evaluate the use of linking words to identify opportunities for improvement. The speaker encourages viewers to give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel for more Confident English lessons.

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