Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Telling a Story

Sequencing

'Sequencing' refers to the manner in which we connect sentences when telling a story. Use these connecting words to connect one part of your story to another. These linking words are also used when making presentations in order to connect your points in a logical manner.

Beginning:

Firstly,
To begin with,
First of all,

Example:

First of all, we are concerned with the economy, and must once again alter the lending rates to ease these concerns.

First of all, the enclosed check is a partial payment for my order because, as per your invoice, the remaining items are backordered.

Continuing:

Then,
After that,
Next,


Example:

Next, we consider the fixed term sale.

Next, we'll take a look at our stock option.

Ending:

Finally,
In the end,
Eventually,

Example:

Eventually we entered escrow.

Finally, the money held in escrow was transferred to the client.