Using Transitional Phrases in the TOEFL Essay



in the same or similar way

All machines require some kind of energy. Likewise, the human body also requires energy--in the form of food. In contrast

on the other hand

Animals just make sounds. In contrast, humans can speak and communicate. In other words

what I mean to say is this

All politicians lie, cheat, and steal. In other words, the only people they really care about are themselves. All in all

in general; overall

My town has a library, a swimming pool, and a few good places to eat. All in all, it's a nice place to live. In short

here is a summary in very simple language

Pollution causes global warming, destroys the environment, and endagers human life. In short, there is nothing good about pollution.


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