ESL Writing

Review of Transitions and Connectors

In this ESL writing exercise, students must fill in the blanks with one of the transition words provided at the top of the page.

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Transitions: Review

Read the paragraph below. It is missing transition words. Choose one of the transition words below and fill in the blanks. (See page 78 for sample answers.)


*Do not use the same transition word twice!

**The sentences should all make sense!



In addition / Additionally / Furthermore / Moreover / Plus

However / Nevertheless / Still / Despite that / Nonetheless / Even so

Therefore / Consequently / As a Result / Thus / For this reason


If I Won the Lottery…

If I won one million dollars in the lottery, it would be hard to decide how to spend the money. I would want to help others, by donating to charity, for example. _______________, I would also want to use some of the money to buy things for myself. _______________, I would probably decide to give 30% to charity and spend 20% on myself. I would buy a new computer and a large collection of video games. _______________, I would get a new bicycle and an mp3 player with a lot of memory.


After I spent 30% on charity and 20% on myself, I would still have 50% of one million dollars, which is $500,000. That is a lot of money! _______________, I would probably save most of this to help pay for college. _______________, I would not save all of it. I would probably give some money to my parents and friends, because it would make them happy to have a little extra money. One million dollars is a lot of money; ______________, as you can see, I would have no problem using it all!

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