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High-level Words For IELTS Writing

 

 

Try to impress the examiner with some high-level words. However, remember, that they must be used grammatically and contextually, as otherwise, you will possibly lose marks. Here are some examples and there are many more that you can try to find also:

 

 

1. "Salient"

 

This means key/important and is used normally as an adjective - for example: "Focussing on some of the salient statistics provided..." can be used for the Academic task 1 and in the essay format, such as: "A salient aspect of this topic is...".

 

2. "Considerable" 

 

This means a large amount and is an adjective. For example, you could say for IELTS task 1 General: "It will give me considerable pleasure to meet you and your family when you are in town." or for a chart: "There is a considerable increase that can be observed."

 

3. "Superb"

 

This is an adjective meaning "great" - for example, you can say: "This is a superb opportunity to meet your family." for General task 1 or "I think this is a superb opportunity for any country." for the task 2.

 

4. "Caveat" 

 

This is a countable noun that means a restriction - for example, in a task 1 Academic task, you could write: "In analysis, one can say that they have been successful, with a few caveats, such as for the final 2 years. In the task 2 essay, you could write: "I recommend this idea without any caveats."

 

5. "Indubitably"

 

This is an adverb, that means undoubtedly - for instance, one can say for the task 1 and 2 tasks: "It is indubitably apparent that this has been a great success."

 

6. "Divergence" 

 

This is a noun, that means a difference - for instance, one could say in a task 1 Academic IELTS graph, "There is a divergence of opinion at this stage." and something similar for a task 2.

 

7. "Discord" 

 

This is a noun meaning lack of harmony - an example of this is for task 1 General: "There has been some discord at work" and for task 2: "There is much discord relating to this matter."

 

8. "Concordance" 

 

This is a noun, that can mean agreement - for instance, one can write for an Academic task 1: "We can see much concordance in the results." and for task 2: "Doubtless much concordance can be found by those of somewhat differing opinions, in relation to this issue."

 

9. "Equivalence"

 

This is a noun that can mean similarity - for instance, one can say: "Indubitably, there is great equivalence at this stage of the graph between the two sets of results." for the Academic task 1 and for the task 2 - "Equivalence of opinions for this matter will always be hard to come by."

 

10. "Disproportionate

This is an adjective which can mean "too much". For instance, one can write for task 1: "In fact, the second group had a disproportionate increase relative to what one might expect." and for the second: "There seems to have been a disproportionate amount of criticism for this idea."