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-ing vs to
Big Words: Obtain OBTAIN is another way to say GET. However, we use it to describe a situation where you need to apply effort to get something. Wrong: I obtained some bread from the fridge. Right: I obtained a scholarship.
IELTS Task 2 'cause and effect' essays
You often have to discuss the effect of an action or development in order to fully develop your points in IELTS Writing Task 2. So it's good to keep a list of collocations (words that go together with 'effect') to make your writing more impactful. I've chosen some of the best ones here:
Adjectives + to + ing
Review this list of adjectives that take '+ing'. Try to thing of the '-ing' verb as a noun e.g. I'm addicted to coffee = I'm addicted to drinking coffee. I look forward to meeting you = I look forward to our meeting.
IELTS Problem/Solution vocabulary: "POLICY"
Very often, the solution to a problem lies in the hands of the people who make the policies (the government, the authorities, the local councils etc). You might want to suggest this in your "solution" paragraph. Click for more examples of how you can use these collocations with "policy" in IELTS Writing Task 2.
IELTS Collocations with adverbs
Adverbs like these can really bump up your vocabulary score, as they make the meaning more precise (Band 7) and help you use emphatic intonation in your Speaking test. Some examples: - I'm strongly opposed to discrimination of any kind. - The online learning industry is fiercely competitive. - The Brexit vote left the UK deeply divided. Can you think of any more?
Phrasal Verbs – KNOCK, Definitions and Example Sentences - English Grammar Here
Phrasal Verbs – KNOCK, Definitions and Example Sentences Table of Contents Knock around/aboutKnock offKnock backKnock upKnock overKnock togetherKnock outKnock down Knock around/about to spend a lot of time with sb I knocked around the weekend with my mates. Knock off to stop working at the end of the day What time will they knock off?...