• Mai Duc Nguyen

Vocabulary Builder Exercise – Choosing the Right Transitional Words and Phrases



Exercise: Complete each of the following sentences with a correct transitional word and phrase.


1, Homeschooling allows parents to customize the learning materials and outdoor activities for their children. ……………….., not all parents know to how evaluate their kids’ performance and progress.


a, Furthermore

b, Additionally

c, However

d, Beside



2, International tourism creates jobs for local people, supports the business activities of restaurants, hotels, and airlines. ……………….., it also boosts governments’ tax revenues.

a, Moreover

b, Nevertheless

c, Secondly

d, On the one hand



3, Successful people are often referred as early risers, with some waking up at as early as 4AM. ……………….., studies show that the majority of billionaires and startup founders do not actually start their day at 4AM.


a, Having said that

b, On the other hand

c, Equally important

d, As a result



4, Many organizations have been following a traditional working culture that does not encourage employees to work from home. ……………….., they struggle to adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.


a, In contrast

b, Therefore

c, In addition

d, Importantly



5, Leadership with compassion can bring enormous benefits to teams and organizations. ……………….., a study by Australian researchers in 2017 shows that employees are twice more likely to share their concerns with a leader showing compassion than a leader showing toughness.


a, Initially

b, On the contrary

c, Furthermore

d, For example



6, At this company, several steps need to be completed for a marketing plan to be approved. ……………….., it has to be reviewed by the Head of the Marketing department.


a, Additionally

b, First

c, Consequently

d, Next



Please find the answers here.



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