Vocabulary plays an essential role in IELTS examination. Whether it is Reading, Speaking, Listening or Writing test, in each and every module, a student should be well versed with the word usage.
Talking about Writing test, bands are decided on the basis of four parameters, that is,
So, lexical resources or word usage is one of the criteria which should be effective to achieve higher score in IELTS writing exam.
This blog will particularly focus on different synonyms which can be used to achieve the desired bands.
Synonyms are the exact or real meaning of the words. English language is a huge ocean of vocabulary and to have an impact of the language over someone, synonyms can be used.
In report writing , a report of at least 150 words is required where any of the diagram or illustration will be given and one is required to explain that illustration in one’s own way. Different synonyms which can be used while writing a report can be:-
Between 1990 and 2000.
From 1990 to 2000.
In the years of 1990 to 2000.
It can be clearly seen that...
It is evident that...
It is apparent that...
Increase/decrease, Incline/decline, soar/Plunge, rise/downfall...
Almost same, equal, not much difference,...
Remained same, was constant, did not change,...
Minimum, lowest, least, lower, small amount...
Maximum, highest, significant amount, majority...
Fluctuates- zigzag trend, upward and downward..
Essay writing is a task where an essay of minimum 250 words is required with proper usage of words and correct explanation of ideas. Different range of synonyms or vocabulary is used while writing an essay which has no limit and can be win over by practicing. Here is the list of some useful and effective synonyms which students can use to have excellent band score.
|Usually||Basically, generally, casually|
|Necessary||Required, essential, needed|
|Children||Juveniles, kids, offsprings|
|Information||Data, knowledge, news|
|Students||Scholars, pupils, educatees|
|Negative||Adverse, opposite, unfavorable|
|Online||Network-based, computer-based, virtual|
|Improve||Ameliorate, progress, improve|
|Technical devices||Electronic gadgets|
|Communication||Socialization, interaction, conversation|
|Youth||Youngsters, young people|
|Pollution||Environment degradation, environment deterioration|
|Reducing||Mitigating, combating, improving, dwindling, curbing|
|Important||Necessary, better, superior, essential, significant|
|Consume||Utilize, use, intake|
|Advantages||Merits, pros, favorable, positives|
|Disadvantages||Demerits, cons, unfavorable, negatives|
|Agree or disagree||In favor/ not in favor, in support/ do not support|
|Government||High authority officials,|
|Teacher||Trainer, educator, tutor, human instructor..|
|Spend||Expend, utilize, to give|
|Difficulties||Problems, hurdles, obstacles|
|Computer games||Video games, PlayStation games|
|Bad effects||Harmful impact, detrimental, atrocious|
|Strict||Stringent, rigorous, stern|
|Old fashioned||Outdated, obsolete, out of date, outmoded|
|University courses||Tertiary courses|
|Logical||Sensible, sane, rational|
|Good||Excellent, fine, superb, splendid, wonderful|
|Bad||Evil, spoiled, imperfect, infamous|
|Happy||Pleased, joyous, cheerful, delighted, jubilant|
|Amazing||Incredible, fantastic, fabulous, astonishing|
|Dangerous||Hazardous, risky, precarious|
|Dull||Boring, monotonous, uninteresting|
|Famous||Well known, renowned, eminent|
|Funny||Humorous, amusing, hilarious, comical|
|New||Unique, modern, current, recent|
|Old||Ancient, aged, primitive, stale|
|Wrong||Incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous|
|Conflict||Fight, battle, struggle|
|Different||Diverse, various, distinct..|
|Begin||Initiate, commence, inaugurate|
|Work||Profession, job, occupation|
Vocabulary is essential in IELTS Writing Exam. The exam is not conducted to check your vocabulary. Although it should be effective it is not the only criteria. Just focus on explaining your ideas by correct sentence usage. Basically, your ideas should be conveyed to the reader in an appropriate way. Go and practice for it enough times and you will feel the change that you are getting an idea of how these words are used in a sentence.