Examples of concession words in IELTS Writing

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Examples of concession words in IELTS Writing

Examples of Concession Words in IELTS Essay Writing

In this lesson, we are going to look in to common concession words in IELTS essay writing. These words are also called linking words of concession and contrast and are used to improve the quality of your Ielts essay writing.

There are concession words that are mostly used and are therefore considered as weak in ielts essay writing.

Example: I think, but

In IELTS essay writing, there are other examples of concession words

1. Although Still After all

2. Of course Sometimes Nevertheless

3. Once in a while Thought Alternatively

4. Naturally Indeed Notwithstanding

5. True that At any rate On the other hand

6. It may appear True

7. Due to Owing to

8. Thanks to Prefer to

9. Confident that Suppose

10. Somewhat In my opinion

11. It seems Appears to me that

12. Inclined to Since

21 Admittedly It is true

13. That said Nonetheless

14. Despite Though

22. However Even though

23. In spite of Although it is

24. At least While it may be

25. Certainly Granted that

15. In spite of that Alternatively

Concession Clause in IELTS

A concession clause is a clause which starts/begins with “although” or “even though” and expresses an idea that shows the opposite of the main part of the sentence


“Although he’s poor, he bought the expensive television”

The above sentence begins with a concessive clause “Although he’s poor” this has an opposite meaning “he bought the expensive television” forms the main part of the sentence.

“Despite” “In spite of” are synonymous to “although” or “even though”, they don’t show/introduce clauses. They are followed by nouns.

These concession words are greatly encouraged in IELTS writing to add value to your writing, boost your vocabulary and band score.


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