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  • words for IELTS writing hello there my name's Ben Worthington in this tutorial

  • we're going to look at words you can include to improve your IELTS essays and

  • then we're going to look at formulas for improving the words in your IELTS essays

  • and the reason why I want to look at the formulas is

  • because if you know the formula then you can quickly improve any essay but if

  • you've only got three four five words then okay you've got those extra words

  • but you have to wait for the ideal opportunity to insert them into your

  • essay and sometimes the ideal opportunity does not always arise which

  • can cause you to force the word into the essay which makes it sound unnatural and

  • that's definitely what we do not want to do so first in this tutorial we're going

  • to look at three good words that we can use and I will explain why they are

  • useful valuable words and then I'll give you two strategies that you can use to

  • improve any essay to improve the words in any essay that you write let's get

  • started so the first word is ascertain now the reason why I chose ascertain was

  • because it's not very common in everyday spoken English or even that common in

  • written English so if you show the examiner that you can use these fancy

  • words or words that are less common you're going to help impress her or him

  • so let's see what does ascertain mean well it means to determine okay so we

  • could say it is increasingly difficult to ascertain the reasons for more

  • regulations in the workplace okay more often than not more red tape makes it

  • increasingly difficult for employers to employ so ascertain here we could

  • just interchange it with determine but ascertain like I said is slightly less

  • common shows the examiner you've got a wide lexical resource or helps to

  • persuade the examiner that you've got a wide lexical extensive lexical resource

  • next one beget now if you've had beget before that's fantastic if you

  • haven't it basically means to cause to bring about so in this instance we could

  • say government regulations often beget more bureaucracy red tape and

  • inefficiencies and once again what we're doing is we're changing something that's

  • quite common or widespread often cause bureaucracy and we're upgrading it for

  • something that's less frequent that's used less often and once again we're

  • showing the examiner we've got a more extensive lexical resource than our

  • students than our colleagues who are also competing with us

  • okay next one tantamount what does tantamount mean well it basically

  • means virtually the same as okay and another reason actually I've just

  • remembered another reason why we should consider improving our

  • vocabularies not because we're going to show the examiner that we know how to

  • use less common words it's just that these less common words often can only be used

  • in certain circumstances and often have specific grammar rules in this case

  • it's tantamount to so we're not only going to improve our lexical resource but

  • we want to slightly improve a grammatical range and accuracy

  • okay so I'll give you an example to place a modern McDonalds-style

  • restaurant in one of these areas would be tantamount to architectural

  • architectural vandalism or would be almost the same as

  • architectural vandalism and I don't need to explain which sounds better in that

  • instance hopefully it's clear now let's move on to some of the formulas that you

  • can use to improve your academic English and I want to be specific here we're

  • looking at improving academic English because if we do this with messaging

  • our friends we'll look a bit weird or like a little bit odd so first one

  • topic-specific vocabulary this is probably one of my favorites because I

  • think it's the easiest and the quickest to improve your score and I mean

  • I won't go into how we get topic-specific vocabulary but if you can

  • see here I've marked it in green and it basically means these are the words that

  • you would only find when we're talking about a specific topic topicspecificso

  • you can see we've got performers promoters for the questions about sports

  • events spending money that's roughly the idea okay so performers promoters

  • entertainment spectacle not only was that an example of topic-specific

  • vocabulary it's also a collocation collocations help your language sound

  • more natural and it's less likely to make a mistake using a collocation

  • because they come together so you can't really mess it up so we've got to

  • entertainment spectacle performers promoters and also you'll see as well

  • that there are lots of other words underlined in this paragraph

  • beget aspire to cultural wealth monetary considerable wealth can you see

  • this is sort of like slightly more advanced

  • vocabulary that you're not going to find on the street or talking especially in

  • the spoken English most likely not in spoken English but this is

  • what we're aiming for if you want to get a band 7 or above a good control

  • solid control of vocabulary that shows like a higher ability and

  • topic-specific vocabulary uses slightly less frequent common words

  • that's the way to go so that's one example the next example is once you've

  • finished finished writing your essay what you do is you go through it okay

  • and you look for opportunities to improve it hopefully you'll be looking

  • for opportunities to correct it as well but at the same time why not look for

  • opportunities to improve that vocabulary so a good place to start is to look for

  • words like good bad nice verbs like to be to have to get and we can upgrade

  • them okay we can upgrade and we can show the examiner that we know how to use

  • words slightly less common and more specialized and more specific I'll give

  • you an example so in the paragraph before we said entertainment

  • spending is definitely a good development if we say entertainment

  • spending is a positive development or is definitely a positive development

  • then we're using vocabulary that's less common and positive and good in this

  • instance are interchangeable okay and then I've gone on to improve the rest of

  • the paragraph slightly changing the meaning in some cases but either way

  • it's definitely better so when they have access to these events okay I changed

  • that from upon purchasing access for such events

  • it sounds more academic it sounds more advanced

  • when they have access is very basic okay and then once again in the basic

  • paragraph I've said they have the opportunity to spend some nice time with

  • their family and friends brah how basic does that sound fair enough it's easy

  • to write it's simple and it's clear but it's basic it's terribly basic

  • it's almost criminal so the upgraded version would be I will just start

  • with the second part they gained the opportunity to spend quality time

  • quality time another collocation I've substituted

  • gained for have and I've also elaborated the sentence and make memorable

  • experiences with their friends and family and it means you know when

  • you're spending a nice time probably you're going to be making memorable

  • experiences but here I was a little bit more specific and I just

  • wanted to emphasize that so those are the ways that you can improve your

  • writing okay you can improve your writing by improving the words and if we

  • look at the last two sort of like tips I gave you these are

  • formulas and adopting formulas is much more powerful than just learning the

  • specific words so if you can adopt these formulas and go through your paragraph

  • look for opportunities to change the vocabulary from generic and normal and

  • standard to topic-specific and at the same time look for opportunities to

  • upgrade your language okay my name is Ben Worthington

  • I hope you enjoyed this tutorial if you want more help or if you're in a hurry

  • and you really just want to get IELTS out of the way then have a look at the

  • online course we're getting lots of success at the moment

  • they're like how I explained before you get some feedback it's a very fast way to

  • improve and yeah basically makes IELTS a lot easier so have a look at that

  • it's at ieltspodcast.com my name is Ben Worthington and have a great day and

  • good luck with your IELTS preparation

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