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Academic Expressions to Describe Features in IELTS Writing Task 1


You should varify the use of your vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures in Writing Task 1. Below you can find multiple ways to express certain trends and features.

DESCRIPTION OF SIZE AND REGULARITY

1. Fast:

Sharp, Quick, Rapid, Sudden, Steep, Dramatic

2. Slow:

Gradual, Plodding, Creeping, Slow

3. Big:

Considerable, Substantial, Significant, Sizable, Extensive, Ample, Large, Enormous, Massive, Remarkable, Exponential

4. Small:

Slight, Insufficient, Scanty, Insignificant, Unnoticeable, Unremarkable, Negligible

5. Moderate:

Moderate, Regular, Normal, Fair

6. Consistent:

Consistent, Continuous, Regular, Uninterrupted, Constant

DESCRIPTION OF TRENDS

1. Increase:

Grow, Rise, Jump, Clime, Escalate, Improve, Soar, Boost, Surge, Swell

2. Decrease:

Drop, Fall, Decline, Dip, Diminish, Reduce, Deplete, Plunge, Plummet

3. Stay unchanged:

Go through a period of stagnation

Experience a period of stability

Stay constant

Remain unchanged

4. Fluctuate:

Expressions as nouns: A fluctuation, An inconsistency, An irregularity

5. Highest value:

Highest value = Peak

Academic expression: Reach a peak of ...

6. Smallest value:

Academic expression: Reach a smallest value of ...

Hit the bottom of ...

Bottomed out at ...

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