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IELTS vocabulary presenting an argument Read the text below, in which somebody is trying to decide whether to go straight to university from school, or spend a year traveling around the world. Put their argument into the correct order, using the keywords and expressions in italics to help you. The first one and last one … more →

Vocabulary for generalizing a statement Whenever you need to show a generalization or general idea, you can use these vocabularies to present your point. Generally….. Generally speaking….. In general….. Overall….. All in all….. By and large….. Basically….. As a rule….. Essentially….. On the whole…. All things considered….. Examples: All things considered, a certain reserved position … more →

Vocabulary to show contrast On the other hand… On the contrary… However… Nevertheless…/ Nonetheless… But… Nonetheless/ Nevertheless… Oppositely… Alternatively… Unlike… While… Whilst… Although… Though… Even though… Despite… / In spite of… In spite of the fact that… Alternatively… In contrast to this… Then again… On the other hand… Despite the fact that… Even so… Yet… … more →

IELTS essay writing vocabulary IELTS essay writing/ Writing task 2 requires a candidate to use a wide range of vocabulary. Connective words and phrases are very important to finish the writing task 2 in a logical and coherent way. You must use the transitional or connective words in your writing task 2 as it is … more →

Useful application writing vocabulary This section deals with vocabulary and phrases that are particularly useful to write an application. In GT writing task 1, you often need to write an application and the purpose of the application varies. Sometimes it is a simple job application, and sometimes it is a more complex. You will find … more →

To end the letter Apology: Once again, I am sorry for any inconvenience caused………. I hope I did not cause you too much problem………. Please accept my apologies once more………. I am so sorry for the whole thing………. I hope you will accept my apologies………. Kindly accept my apologies ………. Complaint: I expect to hear … more →

In IELTS writing task 1 general, you will be asked to respond to a given problem with a letter requesting information, explaining a situation and so on. You are required to write a letter that has at least 150 words. Depending on the task suggested, your letter writing will be assessed on your ability to: … more →

Vocabulary of graph writing Everybody uses some common vocabularies to describe a diagram and to write a report. For instance, there would be hardly anyone who does not use the words ‘increase, decrease, fall, higher, fluctuate, climb, decline, quickly increase, sharply decrease, and those are really obvious words used by most of the IETLS candidates. … more →

Vocabulary of graph writing You will often need to use “Adjectives” and “Adverbs” to indicate the speed of changes in the trend (called ‘Degree of Speed) in your answer. Following is a list of vocabularies that will help you present the quick changes quite effectively. Adjectives: Rapid, Quick, Sharp, Swift, Sudden, Wild. Steady, Gradual, Moderate … more →

Graph writing The following vocabularies for IELTS writing task 1 are grouped as Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, and Phrase to help you improve your vocabulary and understanding of the usages of these while describing a graph. Noun A growth: There was a growth in the earning of the people of the city at the end … more →