Linking Words — 2

Linking Words to Introduce Suggestions

Read the following task and the answer to it and replace the phrases in bold with appropriate expressions from the list below to avoid repetition, simplicity and stylistic mistakes.

  • An alternative method is to
  • Should these methods fail, you may
  • Making sure you are occupied will
  • It may prove helpful to
  • Firstly, it is wise to
  • it may also be necessary to
  • One way to stop smoking is to
  • it is important to take steps to

Source of the task: Writing Proficiency by Virginia Evans

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Do you want to give up smoking?

There are many smokers who are aware of the health hazards of their habit and want to stop, or have already tried, without success. Here is some practical advice which may help you to kick the habit.

A Question of Will-Power

You can rely on your own will-power. Simply smoke your last cigarette and do not allow yourself to pick up another. However, very few of us are strong-willed enough to do so successfully. Or you can gradually cut down on the amount you smoke each day until you stop entirely.

If You Need Help

Additionally, some companies manufacture products such as chewing gum and adhesive body patches which administer small doses of nicotine to help combat withdrawal symptoms. You can use these products if your will-power requires some assistance.

Alternative Approaches

Otherwise, you can benefit from other available treatments like hypnotherapy or acupuncture. Many people claim that after only a few sessions of alternative therapies such as these, they have been permanently cured of their addiction. The only drawback, however, is that their effectiveness seems to depend on your desire to give up smoking. The stronger your will-power is, the more successful the treatment will be.

Avoid Starting Again

When you have stopped smoking, you should try not to begin again. You should avoid stressful situations, since stress often drives people to smoke again. Also, when boredom strikes it is often tempting to pick up a cigarette, if only for something to do. You can prevent the boredom which may lead to your taking up smoking again.

To conclude, there are several ways to give up smoking, some of which are less conventional than others. Once you have given up, you may also have to take certain measures to ensure that you remain a non-smoker for good.

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Do you want to give up smoking?

There are many smokers who are aware of the health hazards of their habit and want to stop, or have already tried, without success. Here is some practical advice which may help you to kick the habit.

A Question of Will-Power

You can / One way to stop smoking is to rely on your own will-power. Simply smoke your last cigarette and do not allow yourself to pick up another. However, very few of us are strong-willed enough to do so successfully. Or you can / An alternative method is to gradually cut down on the amount you smoke each day until you stop entirely.

If You Need Help

Additionally, some companies manufacture products such as chewing gum and adhesive body patches which administer small doses of nicotine to help combat withdrawal symptoms. You can / It may prove helpful to use these products if your will-power requires some assistance.

Alternative Approaches

Otherwise, you can / Should these methods fail, you may benefit from other available treatments like hypnotherapy or acupuncture. Many people claim that after only a few sessions of alternative therapies such as these, they have been permanently cured of their addiction. The only drawback, however, is that their effectiveness seems to depend on your desire to give up smoking. The stronger your will-power is, the more successful the treatment will be.

Avoid Starting Again

When you have stopped smoking, you should / it is important to take steps to try not to begin again. You should / Firstly, it is wise to avoid stressful situations, since stress often drives people to smoke again. Also, when boredom strikes it is often tempting to pick up a cigarette, if only for something to do. You can / Making sure you are occupied will prevent the boredom which may lead to your taking up smoking again.

To conclude, there are several ways to give up smoking, some of which are less conventional than others. Once you have given up, you may also have to / it may also be necessary to take certain measures to ensure that you remain a non-smoker for good.

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