IELTS Writing Task 1: Paraphrasing Statistics

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

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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Paraphrasing without synonyms.

ielts word countUseful paraphrasing technique without using synonyms.

One of the most important skills in IELTS writing is being able to paraphrase. This means to change the wording or the sentence structure but retain the same meaning.

It’s a challenge for many students doing IELTS to get used to this skill, you need to have good vocabulary and know how to use synonyms correctly.

There are 2 main ways to paraphrase, this can be done with synonyms and also by changing the structure of the sentence while adjusting the word formation. In the writing section, you need to use this skill when starting the introduction of your essay. Let’s take a look at an example below.

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IELTS Paraphrasing: Lesson 2 and practice

informal writing ieltsExercises on Paraphrasing the task question.

In the last paraphrasing exercise here we looked at paraphrasing a part of a body paragraph.

Also take a look at this blog post on How to paraphrase in IELTS writing.

Paraphrasing shows up a lot in IELTS and is necessary in the writing tasks. If you can paraphrase well it shows that you have a wide range of vocabulary, and goes toward getting a high band score in Lexical resource.

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Step by Step Guide to Writing a Thesis Statement

ieltsIELTS Writing Task 2:  Thesis statements.

When writing the introduction of IELTS essays there are two steps that need to be taken. Paraphrase the task question and write a Thesis Statement. If the question asks for an opinion, it must be in the Thesis Statement. It depends on the type of essay you are writing as they are not all the same. It is important to write a thesis in the introduction for every type of essay. A good Thesis Statement goes towards getting a good band score in the writing section.

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IELTS Reading: True, False, Not Given Strategies

IELTS true false not givenTechniques and tips for IELTS Reading True False Not Given questions.

The reading section in IELTS contains many types of questions, however, many IELTS candidates have problems with  True False Not Given and Yes No Not Given. Once you understand the techniques and practice this type of question then you will realise they are easier than you think. Most importantly you really need to have good vocabulary to get a good score here.

The IELTS reading test actually tests your vocabulary such as synonyms and paraphrasing. TFNG questions are based on factual statements in the text.

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IELTS paraphrasing: Lesson 1 and practice

IELTS paraphrasingIELTS Paraphrasing lesson and practice.

One of the most important skills in IELTS writing is the ability to paraphrase. In IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 you are marked on your ability to paraphrase. Paraphrasing means changing the words so they have the same or similar meaning. It can be done by using synonyms or changing the grammatical structure. For more information on how to paraphrase the introduction in essays check out this link here, Paraphrasing in IELTS writing.

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IELTS Problem Solution Essay: Writing an effective introduction

ieltslettersWriting a good introduction for a problem solution essay.

One of the main skills for getting a good band score in IELTS writing task 2 is how clear and effective the introduction is. This shows the examiner what your essay is going to be about and helps your task response score.

You will need to spend a couple of minutes analyzing and fully understanding the task question, then decide what type of essay it is and what kind of thesis statement you need to write. The rest of the essay will expand on your thesis statement so you need to get it right. Your position must be clear in the introduction and main body paragraphs as well as the conclusion. There are two steps to writing a good introduction. 

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How to Paraphrase in IELTS Writing

Paraphrasing in IELTS Essays.

One of the most important skills in IELTS writing task 2 is knowing how to paraphrase the question. Paraphrasing means to say something in your own words while keeping the same meaning.

In the introduction of your essay, the first thing you must do is paraphrase the topic question by changing the structure of the sentence or changing the formation of the words. This can be done using synonyms (words with the same meaning). Remember that if you just copy the original question word for word you will lose marks. However, you do not have to paraphrase every single word especially if there are no synonyms that accurately match.

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