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IELTS paraphrasing in the Writing task 1

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The crucial part to be successful in the IELTS Writing task 1 is paraphrasing. One of the main objectives in our IELTS training is to practise how to write IELTS Writing tasks and to paraphrase using synonyms and adequate words.

 

In this article, I am going to discuss the ways you can paraphrase and provide the main list of verbs, adjectives and adverbs to help with your IELTS Writing task 1.

Be aware when you learn synonyms you will need to use them accurately in your writing in order to demonstrate that you have a good range of vocabulary.

Find an example of possible synonyms for verbs and nouns when you are given a line graph:

 paraphrasing IELTS writing task

As you can see in the given graph, the line trend changes. Therefore, a variety of verbs will need to be used to describe the movement of the line.

Moreover, being equipped with the necessary vocabulary will help you to write the IELTS Writing task 1 efficiently and will save a great deal of time. Below, you will find the main list of synonyms describing a trend in the IELTS Writing task 1:

Verb

increase

Rise, jump, grow, climb, go up, rocket, uplift

 

decrease

Fall, drop, decline, go down, plunge, plummet, slump

remain steady

Maintain stable, stay constant, remain consistent

provide

Give, illustrate, show, present, deliver, issue, outline, indicate

Adverb

sharply

Quickly, rapidly, steeply

 

considerably

Significantly, substantially, dramatically

steadily

Gradually, moderately

slightly

Slowly, marginally

Noun

information

Data, statistics, figures, details

 

chart

Graph, diagram, grid

number

Proportion, trend, amount

Adjective

fast

Sudden, quick, swift, rapid

 

small

Slight, minor, insignificant, modest

slow

Moderate, steady

large

Great, huge, substantial, immense, enormous