Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn how to use the linking word ‘albeit’ for higher writing scores.

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Every Monday, I post a 7+ Insider Tip of the Week in the Facebook group for 3 Keys IELTS students.

Recently, I posted about the high-level linking word ‘albeit’, and noticed that most students did not know how to use it correctly.

This is because the meaning is quite unique, and so is the grammar.

‘Albeit’ is used to add a negative idea to a positive statement.

So, it is close in meaning to ‘although’ or ‘despite it being’.

It cannot be followed by an independent clause (subject + verb).

It must be followed by a noun, adjective or adverbial clause.

This is a formal word, and is best utilized in Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2.

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Adverb: I’m packing for my trip, albeit hesitantly.

Adjective: My English is actually quite good, albeit slightly accented.

Noun: Technology has greatly added to our entertainment options, albeit with some detrimental material.

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