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Improve your essay vocabulary
Okay, so this isn't a quick fix, but it does work. One really good way to improve the vocabulary of your essays is to get to know the Academic Word List. What it contains are the 570 most common word families that are common to all forms of academic writing. The words are absolutely perfect for IELTS writing.
Here is a quick sample exercise. Look at these two paragraphs and ask yourself which one you would like to write yourself:
In contrast, there is only one major argument on the other side of the debate. This is that both museums and art galleries need to charge an entrance fee if they are to survive in the modern world. Governments do not have sufficient funds to subsidise all such institutions and there are other priorities for public money. Therefore these galleries and museums need to charge their customers not only to survive but to update their exhibitions and make new purchases. By way of illustration, the Tate Modern in London could not have been founded without revenue from admissions.
But there is only one good argument against. This is that both museums and art galleries need to charge for entrance if they are to live in the modern world. Governments do not have enough funds to give all such places and there are other needs for public money. Therefore these galleries and museums need to charge their customers not only to stay in business but to update what they show the public and buy new paintings. For example, the Tate Modern in London could not have been set up without money from admissions.
Hopefully, you chose the first one. The differences are all to do with the AWL. They are:
In contrast = but
major = good
survive = live
sufficient = enough
subsidise = give
institutions = places
exhibitions = what they show the public
illustration = example
founded = set up
The best way to understand how to use this language is to look at these words used in context. You can find interactive exercises based on my IELTS essays on my site.
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Effective vocabulary is very much helpful in making our essays effective and attractive, which helps to achieve a good score in IELTS writing module. Also with good Vocabulary you can easily able to understand the complex sentences which will be quite helpful in all other modules of IELTS exam. You need to pay special attention on improving and brushing up your vocabulary. You can get a good help from Giant Purble Ppl Eater.com to improve your vocabulary and to achieve a good IELTS score.
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