linkers of contrast

how to chose and use them

Let’s first look at these two sentences:

Rafael ate spinach.          He hates it.

It’s surprising that Rafael ate the spinach. How can we add this idea of surprise? Can you think of ways to connect these two sentences?

Linkers of contrast can be used to connect ideas that are have a surprising or contrasting connection. Not all contrast linkers can be used in the same way.

The following two videos from Teacher Diane  and EngVid will explain how to effectively use contrat linkers in your writing:



video from Dawn Severenuk


Now that you’ve learned about contrast linkers, it’s time to practice! Get a pen/pencil and a sheet of paper.

Try to connect the 2 sentences in as many ways as you can on your paper.

Rafael ate spinach.          He hates it.

When you are ready, click here to see all the possibilities! LINKERS contrast Rafael sentences


About Michele

Energetic and passionate English (EFL) teacher with more than ten years teaching experience.

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