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Sentence Variation in IELTS Writing Part 1

A challenge of IELTS writing for Part 1 is to try to have sentence variety. Practice with our task below.

One of the things that the examiner is looking for is your ability to write sentences that are constructed in different ways with different patterns; for example, in terms of tense, word order, active/passive.  If you can do this, then your IELTS writing level will be higher. A good exercise to try out is re-writing your sentences in different ways.

For example:

Original sentence: The local government has made a number of noticeable changes to the layout of the roads.

Re-written sentence: The layout of the roads has been changed noticeably by the local government

Task

Re-write the seven IELTS Writing Part 1 sentences using by filling in the gaps

  1. The price of football tickets reached a peak in 2004: There ___ a peak in the price ___ theatre tickets in 2004.
  2. A slight drop in temperatures in 2006 led to an overall average of 24 degrees: Temperatures dropped ___ in 2006 ___ to an overall average of 24 degrees.
  3. In general, Germany will spend much less on technology than the UK over the next 20 years:  In general, much less will be ___ on technology ___ Germany than in the UK over the next 20 years. 
  4. The aging population in the UK has grown steadily:  There has been a ___ ___ in the aging population in the UK.
  5. Finally, a conveyor belt moves the parcels to the distribution point:  Finally, the parcels are ___ to the distribution point ___ a conveyor belt.
  6. Spending patterns in Asia have differed significantly since 2008:  There ___ been ___ differences in spending patterns in Asia since 2008.
  7. The price of oil is expected to rise dramatically:  There is expected to ___ a ___ rise in the price of oil.

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Answers

  1. The price of theatre tickets reached a peak in 2004: There was a peak in the price of theatre tickets in 2004.
  2. A slight drop in temperatures in 2006 led to an overall average of 24 degrees: Temperatures dropped slightly in 2006 leading to an overall average of 24 degrees.
  3. In general, Germany will spend much less on technology than the UK over the next 20 years:  In general, much less will be spent on technology in Germany than in the UK over the next 20 years. 
  4. The aging population in the UK has grown steadily:  There has been a steady growth in the aging population in the UK.
  5. Finally, a conveyor belt moves the parcels to the distribution point:  Finally, the parcels are moved to the distribution point by a conveyor belt.
  6. Spending patterns in Asia have differed significantly since 2008:  There have been significant differences in spending patterns in Asia since 2008.
  7. The price of oil is expected to rise dramatically:  There is expected to be a dramatic rise in the price of oil.