All students learn to link ideas using words like "however", "furthermore" etc. Most students don't realise that the word "this" is also a linking word. Look at the following examples:
- Nowadays, people can use the Internet, fax and mobile phones to work from home. In this way, people who do not have access to transport can find employment.
- Most products are built to last only a short time, and this creates a "throw-away" culture.
- A global economy means free trade between countries. This can strengthen political relationships.