7 ways to elevate your IELTS writing skills immediately.

Hello; in this post, I'm going to share seven tips to improve your IELTS writing skills immediately. Let's begin.


1. Stop saying 'very' in IELTS writing:

This word is used too frequently even by native speakers but if you avoid it your writing will immediately look stronger and more formal and that's what you need in IELTS writing essays. let me show you how you can do it you can solve this problem by using stronger adjectives.

For example:

very important decision = a crucial decision,

a very big house = a massive or an enormous house,

a very clear solution = an obvious solution. 

But sometimes you may not know this other stronger word in this case just leave a very out say an important decision, a big house, a clear solution.

2. Do not begin your sentence with ''There is'','' it is'' in IELTS writing :

These structures are so simple and lack style so try to avoid them in IELTS writing. You can do this in many ways.

For example: 
  =>There are two possible solutions for the government to choose from. 

You can rephrase this sentence and say

  => The government should choose between two possible solutions.

Another example:
  => It's important to introduce new policies.

You can rephrase this and say

  => Introducing new policy is important.

Sentences starting with ''There is'' or ''it is'' are not incorrect in English but if you want to get the highest score in is writing try not to use them too often.

3. Use strong verbs:

In IELTS writing the use of simple verb forms can reduce your band score so in order to improve your writing skill and to get the desired band score it is very essential to use strong verbs in IELTS writing.
let me show you some examples and explain what I mean.

the first example is ''he went around the world '' here the verb is 'went' (to go) we can replace it and say ''he traveled around the world''  'to travel' is a stronger verb because it has more meaning.

instead of saying  ''get an offer from a university'' try to say ''receive an offer from a university''.The meaning is exactly the same but the verb 'to receive' is stronger because it has more meaning than the world 'to get' it also sounds more formal the verbs like 'to go', 'to get' are so simple that they make your writing looks plain.

The main verbs to avoid in IELTS writing are, 'to be','to have','to get' and 'To go'.

4. Try to avoid 'Phrasal verbs':

I know you've spent ages learning those phrasal verbs that is so common in English the problem lies in the fact that they are rather casual and in IELTS you should stick to a more formal style that's why try and avoid phrasal verbs in your IELTS writing. 

for instance instead of saying ''give out free items" say "offer free items". 
instead of "make up a new idea" say "create a new idea"

5. Do not use contractions:

'Don't', 'won't', 'can't' arrow contractions or short forms that are used in the informal language in everyday life. English speakers use them all the time but in IELTS writing you should stick to a more formal style and full forms 'do not' ,'cannot', 'will not'.

6. Keep it accurate:

In IELTS writing you will be judged on the basis of the accuracy of your sentence formation so do not complicate sentences by using unsuitable words. Many students try to use as many complex words in their essays as possible the problem is it's often done to detriment the quality. Basically, they harms equality by using words where those shouldn't be used. To get band 7 in lexical resource which weighs 25% of your mark most of your sentences should be error-free. In IELTS writing simpler and write is better than more complex and wrong.

7. Avoid word repetition:

Repetition of words in IELTS writing is indeed a barrier in achieving desired band score. Repetition of words shows that you are not aware of enough English words and lack lexical resources which weigh 25% of your marks. It is okay to repeat words one or two times but you should not repeat words more than twice. In order to avoid repetition of words, you should use matching synonyms in IELTS writing.

To get a complete list of useful synonyms of IELTS writing and speaking do refer the below link:

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