Connecting words and sequencing One of the most important ways to link ideas is to sequence them. Sequencing refers to the order in which events happened. Sequencing is often made easier by using connecting/transition words. Complete the table below by adding the words we worked with and discussed during our last lesson. The table already contains some of the most common words and expressions used to sequence when writing or speaking. Beginning First of all, To start off with, Initially, To begin with, Continuing Then, After that, Next, As soon as / When + full clause, ...but then Immediately, Secondly Interruptions and Adding New Elements Suddenly, Unexpectedly, Ending Finally, In the end, Eventually, Instructions: Complete the story by using the words in the table above. Sometimes more than one solution is possible/correct. My friend and I visited Rome last summer. (1) ) first of all we flew from Alta to Oslo in second class. (2) Then from Oslo to Rome in first class. This flight was amazing! (3)As soon as we arrived in Rome rather late in the afternoon, we (4) immediately went to the hotel to check-in, leave our luggage and refresh. (5) After that , we went out to find a typical Italian restaurant for dinner. (6) Suddenly , a car appeared out of nowhere and almost hit me! (7) But then the rest of the trip had no bigger surprises. (8) Next ,we began to explore the city. (9)Then the afternoon, we visited the Colosseum and some museums. At night, we went to some clubs or strolled around the streets. One night, (10) when I was buying some Italian gelato, I ran into a friend from my old school in Alta. He told me that, in morning they had visited the Vatican and (11)__after that______ the Villa Borghese. Sometimes the world is small! (12)Finally , we caught our flight back to Norway. We were tired but happy and ready to go back to school again.