A lexical resource (Vocabulary in IELTS Writing Task 1) is your ability to use a wide range of vocabulary correctly (without errors) and appropriately (in the proper context) in your written responses. The goal here is to have good enough vocabulary to properly paraphrase the information you see in the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 prompt. It should go without saying that studying vocabulary regularly will help you improve most in this area.
Vocabulary (Lexical Resource) in IELTS writing task 1 completely depends upon these factors:-
» Use correct synonyms in your writing. » Use a range of vocabularyand collocations » Do not repeat words and phrases from the exam question unless there is no alternative. » Use some less common vocabulary. » Do not use the same word more than once/twice. » Use precise and accurate words in a sentence.
Lexical resource carries 25% of your writing marks and to prove that you should get used to some of the very obvious verbs and nouns. Let’s find some of the better vocabulary to use in the IELTS writing task 1.
Unique Vocabulary to say show while writing the introduction
compares and contrasts
gives information on/ presents information about
Unique Vocabulary to say show while writing the body of IELTS task 1
Vocabulary to say increase:-
e.g. the figure rises from ……. to …..
e.g. the graph experiences/ sees a rise from ….to…
Vocabulary to represent highest and lowest points, writing IELTS graphs :-
peaked, climaxed, reach the peak, touch the highest point, reach the vertex/apex
the highest point, an (/the) apex (/the) summit, a (/the) pinnacle a (/the) acme
touch the lowest point, get the lowest point
the lowest point, nadir, the all-time low, the lowest, level/ the bottom
Other important vocabulariesfor IELTS writing task 1
Vocabularies for numbers:-
In terms of a fraction
In terms of percentage
In terms of proportion
A tiny fraction-(2), Almost a quarter-(24), Exactly a quarter-(25), Roughly a quarter-(26), Nearly a third (34), Around, just under, exactly, over a half, Nearly, just under, exactly, just over, well over three quarters
2 %, 2 percentage, 2 per cent
A tiny portion, a very small proportion, A minority, an insignificant proportion. A small minority, a small portion, A large proportion. A significant majority, A significant proportion, A very large proportion