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Tips for a higher band score - best IELTS Language for Academic Writing Task 1.

Tips for a higher band score - best IELTS Language for Academic Writing Task 1.

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Tips to improve your IELTS Band Score from Alanna; IELTS Tutor.
Tips to improve your IELTS Band Score from Alanna; IELTS Tutor.

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Language for describing graphs in Academic IELTS WritingTask 1.
In this post I’d like to look at some of the best IELTS language for AcademicWriting Task 1.First of all, have a quick look at
to get an idea of the different types of graphical data you might haveto analyse.OK, did you check them out? Good, now we can jump right in to looking at someuseful language.Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 is basically asking us to describe trends, so firstof all, I’d like to look at some of the most common language used todescribe trends.
To indicate upward movement
Nouns Verbsa riseto risean increaseto increaseto go upa climbto climba jumpto jump
To indicate downward movement
Nouns Verbsa fallto falla dropto dropa declineto declinea decreaseto decrease
 
To indicate stability and fluctuation
to level off at…to remain stable at…to remain steady at…to fluctuateto reach a peakto hit a troughAs well as having language to describe the trend, we also need to be able todescribe the degree of difference.
Degree of difference
X increased rapidly / sharply / dramatically / significantly (adverbs to go withverbs).There was a rapid / sharp / dramatic / significant increase (adjectives to go withnouns).
 
X increased steadily / moderately / slightly / gradually / slowly (adverbs to go withverbs).There was a steady / moderate / slight / small increase (adjectives to go withnouns).X decreased suddenly / abruptly / steeply (adverbs to go with verbs).There was a sudden / abrupt / steep decrease (adjectives to go with nouns).X decreased steadily / moderately / slightly / gradually / slowly (adverbs to gowith verbs).There was a steady / moderate / slight / gradual / small decrease (adjectives togo with nouns).
Putting it all together 
One of the biggest problems students tell me they have when answeringAcademic IELTS Writing Task 1 is actually putting all this language together tomake a coherent response to the question.IELTS Writing responses require a systematic approach and I usually give mystudents the following two example tables so they can organise their answerswell and achieve the best IELTS score possible.

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