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Improving your score from 5.

5 to 7

Dear candidates:
This short but useful pamphlet is intended to boost your vocabulary knowledge for both academic and general training students preparing for IELTS writing task 2. This is, in fact, a list of useful Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives and Adverbs helping students to boost their score from 5.5 to nearly 7 in the IELTS test.

About the terms:


Low lexis: are the words that are less formal. High lexis: are the words that are more formal and are recommended for higher scores.

You need to check the meaning of high lexis words to see how they are used in writing.

Task 2 useful academic words


Useful adjectives for task 2 (nearly 165 words)

Useful adjectives for task 2 (nearly 165 words) Low lexis / meaning Bad Good Harmful High lexis Abominable, deplorable Acceptable, palatable, satisfactory, reasonable Adverse, deleterious, detrimental, inimical, injurious, destructive Effective, fruitful, advantageous, constructive, beneficial Active, engaged, involved, Low lexis / meaning Relating to money Imaginary Showing that sth exists High lexis Financial Fictional, fabulous Indicative, demonstrative

Useful

Related to understanding or explaining More important

Interpretive, analytical

Busy

Crowded

Empty Hopeful Sad

Congested, replete, crammed, cramped, flooded Blank, bare Life affirming, optimistic, sanguine, Bereft , disconsolate, desolate, despondent Blissful, charmed, cheerful, delighted Complacent, content, Palatable, acceptable Authoritative, commanding Assessable Susceptible Available, accessible, obtainable Unavailable, inaccessible Creative, stimulating, visionary Evident, apparent, conspicuous, distinct, noticeable Alternative, contrasting, discrepancy, disparate, distinctive Reliable Committed, dedicated

Needed

Major, significant, cardinal, main, focal, dominant Vital, crucial, necessary

Looking the same Changing often Can be reached or done, possible Right Difficult to understand Certain Limited Related, connected with Having good organization Done or said in a strong way Having good reason for sth Morally correct Of or at the beginning

Similar, akin, comparable Variable Achievable, attainable, feasible, manageable, potential Suitable, apropos, apt Abstruse, complex, byzantine Conclusive Restricted, ambit Relevant Coordinated, wellorganized Emphatic, assertive Justifiable Righteous, principled, upstanding, virtuous Initial, introductory, primary Constant, frequent, endless Adequate, fair Fundamental, integral indispensable, requisite

Happy Satisfied Satisfactory Having controlling ability Can be measured Possible Present Not present Producing unusual ideas Can be seen, clear

Different

Happening a lot or all the time Enough Essential or important part, basic

Trustable Loyal

Useful adjectives for task 2 Low lexis / meaning Exact Can do Completely new and effective Great, extremely large High lexis Precise, accurate, correct, infallible Capable Revolutionary, avantgarde, emerging, innovative Enormous, colossal, immense, inordinate Low lexis / meaning Around the world In different order Very near, next to High lexis Global, universal, world wide Graded, arranged, categorized, classified Adjacent, bordering, coterminous, neighboring Prodigious, invulnerable, omnipotent, robust

Powerful

Useful prepositions for task 2 Low lexis / meaning About High lexis Regarding, with regard to, in terms of, concerning, on the subject of, connected with Subsequent Below, Low lexis / meaning Before High lexis prior to, preceding

After Under

By Above

Through, via more

Task 2 useful academic words


Useful verbs for task 2 (nearly 250 words)

Useful verbs for task 2 (nearly 250 words) Low Lexis Keep feel unhappy refresh store become disappointed, disappoint restore, rejuvenate High Lexis show make rule happen Low Lexis High Lexis indicate, illustrate, demonstrate, reveal legislate occur

make happen faster send out Begin go to school receive education Force Want put up Try keep eye on sb/sth pay attention to be keen on, interested in Love spend time on Use Work understand, tell from give opinion about pay for sth make up for say suggest move toward think take advantage, be useful to have sth to be able to use sth make up of sth make up Explain test open sth, set up

accelerate emit commence attend school acquire an education oblige, compel, impose intend to, plan to install make an effort supervise, monitor attend to be enthusiastic about, show enthusiasm regarding show affection towards devote, contribute to consume, utilize, apply in function recognize, discern, identify, interpret,absorb comment on afford compensate argue, believe, maintain, claim recommend, pose approach assume benefit possess to have access to sth consist of sth constitute, involve, comprise justify assess establish, found

(to cause)move forward need ask for do research say yes answer make change do sth successfully get do put into categories help to end sth, finish calculate the value, judge look for choose to live believe buy to move to to control sth combine, match help communicate limit, control write capitalize on sth make sure fill depend on no have in sth

proceed, propel, inspire require demand, request conduct, carry out, undertake accept, approve, admit respond, reply structure, form, construct alter, vary achieve, fulfill, attain gain, acquire, become, obtain administer categorize, classify assist conclude, terminate, adjourn evaluate seek select, adopt reside perceive purchase transfer regulate coordinate, aggregate Coordinate. Provide aid interact constrain correspond emphasize, highlight ensure occupy, obsess rely on exclude, remove

Low Lexis help with money provide money for sth have sth in sth find the place print write your name in classes, etc make able make larger make sth (electricity,etc) become familiar with say no replace give example say before not give attention to slow down sth to get rid of, escape delete, cross out to add sth to sth separate pile up make clear discover make less live stop continue to exist dig do business use sth a lot say formally, say to connect in mind Solve

High Lexis finance, provide financial support fund, sponsor contain locate publish register, enroll enable expand generate, manufacture orientate reject, refute substitute cite, illustrate mention, aforementioned ignore inhibit, prevent dispose of, eliminate insert isolate accumulate clarify detect reduce, minimize dwell cease persist quarry commerce overuse announce, express associate tackle, handle, approach the problem

Low Lexis make better keep in mind say before it happens change to fit worsen talk to sb change gradually leave open to, no to protect make easy follow keep on thank sb connect, join grow to tell sb how to do sth Go forward introduce new ideas forbid to stay alive to go with sb value obey to show publicly to give room make certain act against, not obey face use wrongly buy and sell to put in order to encourage to grow copy To gather sth

High Lexis improve, promote Retain predict, forecast adjust, modify compound, exacerbate consult evolve expose facilitate pursue continue, sustain acknowledge attach enhance, increase, rise Instruct advance Innovate Prohibit Survive Accompany Appreciate conform to Exhibit Accommodate Assure Violate encounter, confront misuse, abuse Trade to prioritize Stimulate imitate, replicate Compile, accumulate, collect

Now turn to next page for a list of Nouns.

Task 2 useful academic words


Useful nouns for task 2 (nearly 250 words)

Useful Nouns for task 2 (nearly 250 words) High Lexis verb store become disappointed, disappoint restore, rejuvenate accelerate emit commence attend school acquire an education oblige, compel, impose intend to, plan to install make an effort supervise, monitor attend to be enthusiastic about, show enthusiasm regarding show affection towards devote, contribute to consume, utilize, apply in function recognize, discern, identify, interpret, absorb comment on afford compensate argue, believe, maintain, claim recommend, pose approach assume benefit possess to have access to sth consist of sth High Lexis Noun storage Disappointment restoration, rejuvenation Acceleration Emission Commencement Attendance Acquisition of an education obligation, compulsion, imposition intention, plan Installation an effort supervision, monitoring Attention Enthusiasm High Lexis verb indicate, illustrate, demonstrate, reveal legislate occur proceed, propel, inspire require demand, request conduct, carry out, undertake accept, approve, admit respond, reply structure, form, construct alter, vary achieve, fulfill, attain gain, acquire, become, obtain administer categorize, classify High Lexis Noun indication, illustration, demonstration Legislation Occurrence proceedings, inspiration Requirement demand, request -----acceptance, approval, admission response, reply structure, formation, construction Alteration, variation achievement, fulfillment, attainment gain, acquisition Administration category, classification

affection devotion, contribution to consumption, utilization, application function Recognition , discernment, identification, interpretation ,absorption Comment Affordability Compensation argument, belief, claim Recommendation , Approach Assumption Benefit Possession access to sth ----

assist conclude, terminate, adjourn evaluate seek select, adopt

Assistance conclusion, termination, adjournment Evaluation ---selection, adoption

reside perceive purchase transfer regulate coordinate, aggregate Coordinate. Provide aid interact constrain correspond emphasize, highlight

Residence Perception Purchase Transfer Regulation coordination, aggregation Coordination, aid Interaction Constraint Correspondence emphasis

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High Lexis verb constitute, involve, comprise justify assess establish, found finance, provide financial support fund, sponsor Contain Locate Publish register, enroll Enable expand generate, manufacture orientate reject, refute substitute cite, illustrate mention, aforementioned ignore inhibit, prevent dispose of, eliminate insert isolate accumulate clarify detect reduce, minimize dwell cease persist quarry commerce overuse announce, express associate tackle, handle, approach the problem

High Lexis Noun constitution, involvement, Justification Assessment establishment, foundation finance, financial support fund, sponsorship ---Location Publication registration, enrollment Ability Expansion generation, manufacture Orientation rejection, refutation Substitution citation, illustration Mention Ignorance inhibition, prevention Disposition Elimination Insertion Isolation Accumulation Clarification Detection reduction Dwelling Cease Persistence Quarry Commerce Overuse announcement, expression Association Approach the problem

High Lexis verb ensure occupy, obsess rely on exclude, remove improve, promote Retain predict, forecast adjust, modify compound, exacerbate consult evolve expose facilitate pursue continue, sustain acknowledge attach enhance, increase, rise instruct advance innovate prohibit survive accompany appreciate conform to exhibit accommodate assure violate encounter, confront misuse, abuse trade to prioritize stimulate imitate, replicate Compile, accumulate, collect

High Lexis Noun Insurance occupation, obsession Reliance exclusion, removal improvement, promotion Retention prediction, forecast adjustment, modification compound, exacerbation Consultation Evolution Exposition Facilitation Pursuit ----Acknowledgement Attachment enhancement, increase, rise Instruction Advancement Innovation Prohibition Survival Company Appreciation Conformity Exhibition Accommodation ---Violation encounter, confrontation misuse, abuse Trade Priority Stimulation imitation, replication Compilation, accumulation, collection

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About the author

Mr. Reza Atashzamzam is an MA graduate of English language teaching. He has been working as a lecturer at university, teacher trainer and teacher in Shiraz and Tehran, Iran since 2004. He has been internationally trained by McMillan University on teaching IELTS. He has spent time on holding workshops for IELTS candidates both in person and online. His teaching career includes: Working as lecturer at Shiraz University, the International branch (Qeshm University) Teaching at Dibagaran Complex, Shiraz, Iran Teaching at Aptech College, Shiraz, Iran Teaching at Navid English Institute, Shiraz, Iran Teaching at Shokuoh English Institute, Tehran, Iran Teaching at Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, Iran Teaching at Shiraz Azad University, Shiraz, Iran Teaching at Isiran Institute, Shiraz, Iran

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