When preparing for IELTS, one area that students need to focus on is being able to “use a variety of complex sentences”. One way to practise and obtain this skill is to do sentence transformation exercises. When we transform a sentence, we change grammatical and lexical form without changing meaning; completing exercises will help you to be better at achieving variety in your writing.
Complete the one-word gap in the 9 IELTS writing (part one) sentences so that the second sentence is expressed in a different way, but the meaning is the same.
By the end of the decade, pollution levels were stable.
The end of the decade saw ________ in levels of pollution.
The price of theatre tickets reached a peak in 2004.
There was a ________ in the price of theatre tickets in 2004.
A slight drop in student school attendance in 2012 was linked to many cases of food poisoning.
In 2012, food poisoning amongst many students led to school attendance slightly ________.
France will spend much less on health than Spain over the next 10 years.
________ on health in Spain will be much higher than in France over the next 10 years.
The aging population in Japan has grown steadily.
There has been steady ________ in the aging population in Japan.
First, a conveyor belt carries the vegetables to the cleaning baths.
First, the vegetables are ________ to the cleaning baths by conveyor belt.
Crime patterns among Northern European countries have differed significantly since 2002.
There have been ________ differences in crime patterns among Northern European countries since 2002.
The price of imported goods is predicted to rise marginally.
There is predicted to be a ________ rise in the price of imported goods.
The management will be making a number of important changes to the company structure.
The company structure will have important changes ________ to it by the management.