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Vocabulary for Essays

Vocabulary for Essays

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A guide to useful vocabulary for IELTS essays
A guide to useful vocabulary for IELTS essays

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Published by: Dominic Cole on Dec 19, 2009
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Structure vocabulary for IELTS essays
What kind of vocabulary is needed in an IELTS essay?
One form of vocabulary needed in IELTS is the language to structure youressay and make it coherent. This vocabulary is not specific to the topic of thequestion, but can be recycled from essay to essay with appropriate changes.
Where can you find this vocabulary?
There is a list further down this page, you could also find more by readingsample essaysand noting down useful phrases.
Should you just learn these phrases?
That depends. If you are looking for a “quick fix” to get a result asap, it is onepossible approach. However, that may not work. If your general English is of alower standard, the examiner is likely to realise that these are “learnt” phrasesand you may not get credit for them.If you have more time to prepare, I have another suggestion.
Adopt andadapt
. This means:
you choose a few of these phrases - not all of themyou see how they work by trying them in your own essaysyou adapt them to your writing
Dominic Cole’s IELTS Blog
 http://www.dcielts.com
 
Impersonal points of view
These are useful both in the introduction for restating the question and in the main bodyfor introducing the main arguments in an impersonal way.
Impersonal points of view - making an impersonal argument
There are those who say thatIt is often said thatMany commentators are of the view thatA common opinion is thatA popular belief is thatIt is often said thatOne argument put forward is thatIt can be argued thatIt is generally accepted that
Personal opinions
These phrases for expressing personal opinions are particularly useful in conclusions,where you are much more likely to be personal. They are also of use in the introductions inopinion based essays.
Personal opinions
My personal view is thatIt seems to me thatI tend to believe thatI am of the opinion thatI would argue thatIn my experience
Dominic Cole’s IELTS Blog
 http://www.dcielts.com
 
Commenting
A second category of opinion language is showing the strength of your opinion. Thislanguage can be used either withpersonal opinions or more impersonal opinions.
 
Commenting
Of course,Naturally,Evidently,
Generalising - making your writing look academic and more cautious
Part of the academic process - and IELTS is at least partly academic - is to generaliseappropriately. This language is needed to soften statements which would be too strong.Generally speaking,On the whole,......tends.....Typically,By and large......tends.......may/might/could.....Often/frequently/sometimes/usually
Dominic Cole’s IELTS Blog
 http://www.dcielts.com

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