Discourse markers are words and phrases which we use to connect and organise our ideas, such as ‘right’, ‘well’ and ‘anyway’. They can guide the listener by connecting ideas and telling the listener what information is coming up. Some have other functions:
The BBC has a very interesting course Towards Advanced with a few interesting activities: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced
Colloquial expressions in English
ORAL EXAMINATION TIPS
Which performance is better? Obviously the reading aloud part is not included in our exam but it can help you have the examiner’s perspective.