Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Academic IELTS - Writing Task 1 (Vocabularly)

Making an overview statement
We can see from the chart/table...
The chart/table shows (us that)...

Introducing an overall trend
From an overall perspective...
Looking at the figures, we can see that...
One of the first things to not is that...
One thing that clearly stands out is...

Introducing a point of interest
It is interesting to see that...
A striking point is...
Interestingly/Surprisingly...

Introducing supporting details
For example/For instance...
More specifically...

Comparing data
There is three times as much X as Y
There are twice as many X as Y
In comparison to X, Y is...
There are (slightly/significantly) more/fewer X than Y

Approximating
approximately/about/roughly
just above/over/under/below
a little/slightly less/more than...

Describing trends
(The figures) increased/rose/went up from...to...
(The figures) decreased/dropped/fell from...to...
There is/was little/no change

Time referencing
From the beginning of this period
From then until March...
Between March and June...
During this period...

Making forecasts
The trend looks set to continue
...is/are/seems likely to...
...is/are estimated to...
...is/are predicted to...

Describing a process
First...Then/Next/After that...Finally...
as soon as
before

Passive Voice
The X is made/done...
After X has been completed, Y is initiated...

Taken from IELTS Language Bank p.3

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