Cohesive devices in action

time to complete: 10 minutes

Now you have identified grammatical and lexical cohesive devices, it’s time to do some practice.¬†

Task: The text below is a paragraph from an academic book discussing online learning and gender. Complete the gaps by dragging the words on the right into their correct place.

Text adapted from Jung, I., & Gunawardena, C.N. (Eds.) (2014). Culture and Online learning: Global perspectives and research. Retrieved from

Task: Now read the the extracts from the paragraph and notice how the highlighted words and phrases connect to the rest of the text. You can hover over them to see explanation.