Signal Words List & Flashcards

Signal Words List & Flashcards
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'We need to talk about...' 'that reminds me...' and 'speaking of...' are examples of signal phrases that _____ in a sentence.
The phrases 'We need to talk about...' 'that reminds me...' and 'speaking of...' introduce a new topic in a sentence.
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When a signal word or phrase is used in the middle of a sentence, it can introduce a new topic, identify a change in topic or _____.
A signal word or phrase in the middle of the sentence can also connect ideas together.
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Identify the signal word or phrase in this example: 'So, to wrap this up, I would like to thank my friends and family for all their support in my latest movie.'
The phrase 'to wrap this up...' is the signal phrase because it lets the listener know they are finishing their thank you speech.
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Identify the signal word or phrase in this example: 'First off, you need to open the garage door.'
The phrase 'First off...' is the signal phrase because it introduces what the person being addressed needs to do.
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The phrase 'Let's start off...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'Let's start off...' is an example of a signal phrase which would start a sentence.
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The phrase 'In conclusion...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'In conclusion...' is an example of a transition phrase which would end a sentence.
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The phrase 'To begin...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'To begin...' is an example of a transition phrase which would begin a sentence.
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Transition word
These words help the listener know where the conversation is going (also known as a signal word).
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Listening is an art, and when you are listening to someone speak English the art of selective listening really pays off! When an important word is used it can signal the listener to continue through the conversation even if you don't understand every word the person has said. This flashcard set will help you learn to identify transition, or signal words or phrases, and how to use them. These phrases help you the listener, know where you are in a conversation, where you have been and where you are going. So, now that you know what you will learn, are you ready to go?

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Transition word
These words help the listener know where the conversation is going (also known as a signal word).
The phrase 'To begin...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'To begin...' is an example of a transition phrase which would begin a sentence.
The phrase 'In conclusion...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'In conclusion...' is an example of a transition phrase which would end a sentence.
The phrase 'Let's start off...' is an example of a signal phrase which _____ a sentence.
'Let's start off...' is an example of a signal phrase which would start a sentence.
Identify the signal word or phrase in this example: 'First off, you need to open the garage door.'
The phrase 'First off...' is the signal phrase because it introduces what the person being addressed needs to do.
Identify the signal word or phrase in this example: 'So, to wrap this up, I would like to thank my friends and family for all their support in my latest movie.'
The phrase 'to wrap this up...' is the signal phrase because it lets the listener know they are finishing their thank you speech.
When a signal word or phrase is used in the middle of a sentence, it can introduce a new topic, identify a change in topic or _____.
A signal word or phrase in the middle of the sentence can also connect ideas together.
'We need to talk about...' 'that reminds me...' and 'speaking of...' are examples of signal phrases that _____ in a sentence.
The phrases 'We need to talk about...' 'that reminds me...' and 'speaking of...' introduce a new topic in a sentence.
'Just to clarify...' 'to wrap up...' and 'moving on...' are signal phrases which _____ in a sentence.
The phrases 'Just to clarify...' 'to wrap up...' and 'moving on...' wrap up a topic in a sentence.
'to go back to...' 'I just remembered...' and 'as a reminder...' are example signal phrases that _____ in a sentence.
The phrases 'to go back to...' 'I just remembered...' and 'as a reminder...' tell the listener that they are going back to previous topic.
Identify the signal word or phrase in this example: 'Just to recap, I am the best swimmer in the world and no one can take away my title!'
The phrase, 'Just to recap...' is the signal phrase because it lets the listener know you are going to go back to information you had just talked about previously.
Signal words also show a _____ between topics. For example, 'What I am trying to say...'
Signal words can also show a relationship between ideas.
Signal words showing a _____ is important because it helps a listener grasp the meaning of the speaker. For example, when a speaker uses the signal phrase, 'the main point is...'
When a speaker chooses a phrase such as 'The main point is...' or 'Basically what this means...' the listener is signaled to grasp the relationship between the topics being discussed.
'because of..' and 'and so...' are example signal phrases that show _____ in a sentence.
The phrases 'because of...' and 'and so...' show the listener there is a cause and effect in a sentence.
'another kind of _____ is...' is an example signal phrases that shows _____ in a sentence.
The phrase 'another kind of _____is...' is an example signal phrase that shows the part or whole of relationship in a sentence.
Three common uses of transition or signal words or phrases.
Signal the end of a passage, identify the transition to a new topic and show a relationship between ideas.

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