Developing your vocabulary in IELTS writing.

ielts vocabulary collocationsImproving your vocabulary for IELTS writing.

Updated: October 2023

I often mark IELTS essays and I tend to find the same words keep coming up in the writing, such as ‘a lot of’ / ‘humans’ / ‘nowadays’ / ‘like’. Actually, these are not wrong, and using these in your sentences would not be considered grammatically incorrect.

However, the IELTS examiner is checking to see if you can use a wide range of vocabulary especially collocations. If possible, try to avoid overusing these words to help get a better vocabulary score… See the post below for more details.

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IELTS writing task 1: Paraphrasing statistics

ielts writing task 1 statisticsParaphrasing percentages and statistics in IELTS academic writing task 1.

Updated: June 2023.

One thing that can be challenging in IELTS writing task 1 academic is how to report on all the data in a chart or graph. Something that can help your vocabulary band score is using specific language, such as the language of approximation, proportion and fractions to paraphrase percentages.

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