First, second, third,
First, then / next, after that / next, finally
For one thing … for another…,
On (the) one hand…on the other hand,
Besides / what’s more / in addition / furthermore / moreover / another / also,
Especially / In particular,
now, at present, recently,
after, afterwards, after that, after a while, in a few days,
at first, in the beginning, to begin with,
later, next, finally,
immediately, soon, suddenly, all of a sudden, at that moment, as soon as, the moment
form now on, from then on,
at the same time, meanwhile,
till, not…until, before, after, when, while, as during,
now, in addition, for example, for instance, in this case, moreover
furthermore, in fact, actually
but, however, while, though, or, otherwise, on the contrary, on the other
hand, in contrast, despite, in spite of, even though, except (for), instead, of course, after all,
or, and, also, too, not only … but also, as well as, both…and, either…or, neither…nor
because, because of, since, now that, as, thanks to…, due to…, therefore, as a result (of), otherwise, so…that, such…that
as (so) long as, on condition that, if, unless
though, although, as, even if, even though, whether …or…, however, whoever, whatever, whichever, wherever, whenever, no matter how (who, what, which, where, when, whom)
for example, for instance, such as…, take… for example
be similar to, similarly, the same as, in contrast, compared with (to)…just like, just as,
for this reason,, for this purpose, so that, in order to, so as to,
in deed, in fact, surely, certainly, no doubt, without any doubt, truly, obviously, above all,
in a word, in short, in brief, on the whole, generally speaking, in my opinion, as far as I know, As we all know, as has been stated, as I have shown, finally, at last, in summary, in conclusion,
1. in order to
He worked very hard in order to realize his dream.
2. in order that
She worked hard in order that everything would be ready by 6 o’clock..
They were all so tired that they could do nothing but yawn.
It was such a cold day that there was nobody on the street.
5. would rather do…than do
He would rather listen to others than talk himself.
6. prefer doing to doing
He prefers making speeches after careful preparation.
7. prefer to do…rather than do
Compared with women, men always prefer to sleep at home rather than spend so much time shopping.
8. not only…but also
In just three years, she had not only finished all the lessons, but also received her doctor’s degree.
You could either buy an MP3 or go to Yunnan for a visit if you pass the exam.
He is a boring man. He likes neither entertainment nor reading.
11. as well as
He was kind as well as helpful.
12. …as well
The child is active and funny as well.
13. One…the other
Have you seen two pens on the desk? One is red, the other is black.
Everyone is busy in classroom. Some are reading, others are writing.
15. make…+adj /n
What we do will make the world more beautiful.
I didn’t know the truth until she told me what happened.
17. as if
He talks a lot as if he knows everything.
18. It is no use (good) doing…
It’s no use pretending that you didn’t know the rules.
19. find it + adj to do…
I find it necessary to take down notes while listening.
20. It is + time since…
It is two years since I last met him.
21. It is + time when…
It was 8 o’clock when I got to the cinema.
22. It is + time before…
I won’t be long before we can meet again.
23. It is…that…
It is friendship that I value most.
24. It is + n / adj + that / to do…
It is a must that everybody should know how to use computers.