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  • Hi there, it's Asiya and today I've prepared a number of useful phrases for your IELTS

  • writing task 2, which help to elevate your writing and make it sound more like a formal

  • writing of a native speaker. The good thing is, you don't need to memorise many new

  • words, just learn to use the most common IELTS words in a new way. And I'm also gonna give

  • you a downloadable pdf file with all the phrases and examples to repeat offline later, if you

  • wish. Okay, let's get started.

  • Let's begin with the word Advantage. Essays about advantages and disadvantages are common

  • in IELTS. And you may need to write something like that:

  • A big advantage of public transport is that it is cheap.

  • You can say exactly the same in a different way:

  • Public transport has a definite advantage of being cheap.

  • The words are almost the same but the sentence sounds more sophisticated, right? Here's

  • another example: A small car has the added advantage of being

  • cheaper to run. Note the adjectives in these examples. A definite

  • advantage means a clear, big advantage. If you've just mentioned one advantage and

  • now are adding another one, you can also say an added advantage. This phrase helps to vary

  • your vocabulary and also link sentences together.

  • When you're talking about disadvantages, you can use a phrase 'a disadvantage to'.

  • For example, you want to say: This plan has big disadvantages.

  • That's a very simple sentence. Or you can say

  • There are distinct disadvantages to the plan. Here's another example:

  • There are serious disadvantages to both approaches. Instead of saying a big disadvantage, you

  • may use words a distinct or a serious disadvantage.

  • The next expression is 'to support the view'. Your task may be: Consider both views and

  • give your opinion. Imagine, you're writing your body paragraphs and have just provided

  • an example. Then you can say This example supports the view that and then you state

  • what view it supports. This example supports the view that reforms

  • of tax systems can increase employment rates. This evidence supports the view that there

  • is too much violence on television. If the tasks asks to give your opinion, in

  • the introduction or conclusion you can also say

  • I support the view thatIt's the same as saying I think that or In my opinion.

  • Another way to express your opinion is say I take the view. Instead of saying

  • I think that it would be wrong to interfere. You can say

  • I take the view that it would be wrong to interfere.

  • It sounds more formal. Here's another example I take the view that each individual is ultimately

  • responsible for his health and fitness. The best way to memorise a phrase is to use

  • it. Please comment below with your examples of how you could use these phrases.

  • Expressing your opinion or contrasting two sides of the argument is so common in IELTS,

  • that I'm gonna give you a couple more examples.

  • When you're writing your conclusion, or maybe an introduction, you can use this structure

  • Some people argue thatMy own view is thatThat's what I've done in this

  • example:

  • Some people argue that the government should promote healthy lifestyle options.

  • My own view is that each individual is ultimately responsible for his health and fitness.

  • Opinion is another very common word. Here're a couple of ways to use it:

  • Opinion is divided on the issue. It means that people are disagree. You could

  • say Should the government ban smoking in public places? Opinion is divided on this issue.

  • By the way, in all my examples I use common English words. If you need to get Band 6 in

  • writing, you may not be familiar with some of them. But for Band 8, you should know most

  • of the words.

  • In your conclusion, if you want to say in my opinion, that's fine.

  • In my opinion, everyone should have some understanding of science.

  • To make your sentence sound more complex, you can move it to the middle of the sentence:

  • Everyone should, in my opinion, have some understanding of science.

  • In this case, put commas before and after the phrase. Here's another one:

  • Each individual, in my opinion, is ultimately responsible for his health and fitness.

  • Have you noticed where I put these words? Just before the main verb.

  • If you've already used the word advantage, you don't want to repeat it several time,

  • say a benefit. Another advantage of public transport is low

  • cost. Or

  • Public transport has a benefit of low cost. You can also say Public transport has an advantage

  • of low cost. Those who have a benefit of a good education

  • are more likely to get a high-paid job. A synonym of the word disadvantage is a drawback.

  • This is the one major drawback of the new system.

  • The one big drawback with the plan is its high cost.

  • It's possible to say a drawback of the system. Or a drawback with the plan. Both ways are

  • correct.

  • If your task reads: Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? You could say:

  • The advantages of this system far outweigh the disadvantages.

  • But you would repeat a lot of words from your task. So, write these instead:

  • The benefits of this system far outweigh the drawbacks.

  • It's quite hard to substitute the verb outweigh as that's the one you normally use in this

  • situation. So we keep it. Or another way to avoid using words advantages

  • and disadvantages is strengths and weaknesses. This approach has its advantages and disadvantages.

  • This approach has its strengths and weaknesses.

  • It's also possible to use these words separately. A fundamental weakness of this approach is

  • its cost. Fundamental means the main or the greatest

  • weakness.

  • I like the phrase 'the strength lies'. Let's say, our sentence is

  • The strength of this solution is in its low cost.

  • Or The strength of this solution lies in its

  • low cost. Don't forget the preposition in Lies in.

  • When you want to introduce one side of the argument, you can say

  • Some people argue that laws are made by and for men.

  • Or It could be argued that laws are made by and

  • for men.

  • I chose this particular example to show you how you can use two different prepositions

  • in a row. The full phrase is by men and for men. Or you simply say By and for men.

  • You can download a list of all the expressions and examples used this video if you click

  • the button on the screen or a link in the video description below.

  • Don't forget to leave your examples of how you could use these phrases in comments. Thank

  • you so much for watching me. Good luck with your preparation and bye!

Hi there, it's Asiya and today I've prepared a number of useful phrases for your IELTS

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