Collocations are an important part of writing and can add to the lexical resource score of your IELTS or TOEFL writing test. So, take charge of your English writing skills by taking advantage of this lesson; we look at collocations using the verb TAKE, such take for granted, take effect, take measures, take into consideration, and others. Take the time to learn these and apply them to your own writing.
Common Errors (fluctuate, respectively, number, amount, sales)
Many IELTS test takers use some common vocabulary to report on line charts, bar graphs, and tables in task 1 of the academic writing section. These words include fluctuate, respectively, number, amount, and sales. However, many writers use these words incorrectly or inappropriately. In this video we look the correct use of these words and add a few alternatives, like volatile, blip, rate, total and others. Remember, it’s better to use simple words than to use “big” words incorrectly.
Need a band 7.5 or higher in IELTS? You’ll need to use high-end vocab to get the Lexical Resource score. This means using synonyms, and precise language whenever possible. In this video, we look at some vocabulary specific to the topic: government. For example, if discussing a city’s government, say municipality; the people in charge – elected officials. Use these words to build up your Idea Bank. Score higher on the IELTS and TOEFL essay.
Want to make some noise with your English skills? To impress readers and listeners, show your vocabulary range by correctly using collocations in your speech and writing. In this video, we look at collocations with MAKE, such as make sense, make waves, make ends meet, and more. Build your vocabulary by adding idiomatic expressions and unusual phrases, but be sure to use them correctly and in the appropriate context. For test-takers, remember that you cannot make do with basic vocab.