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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Writing Task 1: Fast Food Restaurants Bar Chart

ielts writing task 1 model bar chartModel Answer: Bar chart about fast food restaurants

Bar charts are pretty common in IELTS writing task 1 academic, many people panic when they see them but they get easier the more you practice. The most important thing to bear in mind is that the report should be concise, so you must be selective. This means that you should never write about every single detail in the chart. Aim for around 170 to 190 words.

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Paraphrasing without synonyms.

Useful paraphrasing technique without using synonyms.

One of the most important skills in IELTS is paraphrasing. 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 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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IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write an effective conclusion

How to write a good conclusion for an IELTS essay.

This lesson will show you all about writing a good conclusion. The conclusion is very important in the essay, if you do not write one you will leave a weak impression on the examiner and you will lose a whole band score. Conclusion are pretty easy to write.  You are just rephrasing what you wrote in the introduction and paraphrasing your thesis statement. No new information should be added to the conclusion, and it must be short and to the point.

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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 Bar Graph lesson and Model answer

Lesson on an IELTS Bar Graph, Writing Task 1.

In this lesson we will look at:

1. The structure needed for IELTS Writing task 1.

2. Paraphrasing the introduction.

3. Writing an overview

4. Writing body paragraphs.

5. Example task and model answer.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write a Problem Solution Essay

IELTS problem solution essay

Step by step guide to writing a problem solution essay.

A common type of IELTS task 2 essay is the Problem Solution or Causes Solution essay. In this case I will need to write about the problems in main body one, and recommendations or possible solutions that could solve the issue in main body two. I could have a 3rd body paragraph but I prefer the 2 main body approach.

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IELTS Problem Solution Essay: Writing an effective introduction

Writing 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 makes a good impression on the examiner. There are two steps to writing a good introduction. You will also need to spend time analyzing and fully understanding the task question, then decide what type of essay it is and if it needs an opinion.

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How to Paraphrase in IELTS Writing

Effective Paraphrasing in 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, the meaning stays the same but the words are different.

In the introduction of your essay, the first thing you must do is paraphrase the topic question by either changing the structure of the sentence and formation of the words, or using synonyms (words with the same meaning) Remember that if you just copy the original question you will lose points.

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