Learning New Vocabulary

Tips and points to consider for learning new vocabulary in IELTS.

I often get asked about the best way to learn new words that can be used in IELTS essays or the speaking section. I have not given any word lists on my website because I believe that vocabulary building is your responsibility. It is something that you will have to work on over a period of time.

One of the worst things you could ever do when studying IELTS is to just memorise lists of words and then randomly put those words into your writing, the same goes for speaking.

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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 as you need to have a wide vocabulary and know how to use synonyms correctly.

There are 2 main ways to paraphrase. This can be done either with synonyms or 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 for 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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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 sentences 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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