signpost Words

Signpost Words

Pembicara yang baik akan menggunakan signpost words untuk menunjukkan penekanan atau alur pembicaraan mereka. Signpost words mengarahkan pembicaraan dengan: menunjukkan pada pendengarnya bahwa informasi penting akan segera dikatakan dan memberikan pentunjuk jenis informasi apa yang akan diucapkan. Mampu mengidentifikasi dan mengikuti singpost words akan sangat membantu dalam memahami percakapan yang didengar. Signpost words dapat dikategorikan sebagai berikut:

Signaling a contrast or opposite although, even though, despite, even if, but on the other hand, but on the other, by contrast, as well as, unlike, whereas, however
Introducing an example for instance, for example
Providing Extra information also, in addition
Giving Reason (cause and effect) because, so
Setting out the stages of a talk / signaling a sequence first of all, then, lastly
Signaling an explanation or results consequently, in other words


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