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 Reading: Matching Headings

matching headings ieltsMatching headings, techniques and sample text.

In the IELTS reading section there are usually 14 different types of questions but for each reading text you may get 3 or 4 different types to answer. You might get True False Not Given, Yes No Not Given, completing a sentence , matching a heading or multiple choice to name justĀ  a few.

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