IELTS writing task 1: Line graph with a future trend

IELTS graph future trends How to write about IELTS graphs with future trends.

Updated: October 2023

Sometimes in IELTS academic writing task 1, you may be presented with a graph showing a future prediction.

In this case, you need to use the future tense with some specific academic phrases. Let’s have a look at the grammar needed in case you get one of these in the exam. Note that the data in this task is dynamic, which means it changes over time.

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IELTS vocabulary: Challenge, Try, Cheap, Low

ielts word countVocabulary lesson:  Challenge, Try, Cheap, Low.

Here is another grammar point I have heard some students make when speaking. The differences between challenge and try and cheap and low. Remember that vocabulary makes up 25% of your marks in speaking and writing. So focus on accuracy and then when you feel more confident you can work on your range of vocabulary.

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British and American English in IELTS

Should you use British or American English in IELTS?

Updated: May 2024

Some people are confused about whether to use British or American English in the IELTS test. The answer is that both types are fine. IELTS is not just based on British English, the IELTS listening test has various accents from English speaking countries around the world. You do not get a higher band score in the speaking section for using a British accent either.

Your accent does not matter as long as the examiner can clearly understand you. If you prefer to use American English spelling or vocabulary in the writing section, then stick to that when doing the exam, don’t suddenly switch to using British English spelling or vocabulary, and vice versa.

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