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.
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
Re-write the seven IELTS Writing Part 1 sentences using by filling in the gaps
- The price of football tickets reached a peak in 2004: There ___ a peak in the price ___ theatre tickets in 2004.
- 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.
- 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.
- The aging population in the UK has grown steadily: There has been a ___ ___ in the aging population in the UK.
- Finally, a conveyor belt moves the parcels to the distribution point: Finally, the parcels are ___ to the distribution point ___ a conveyor belt.
- Spending patterns in Asia have differed significantly since 2008: There ___ been ___ differences in spending patterns in Asia since 2008.
- The price of oil is expected to rise dramatically: There is expected to ___ a ___ rise in the price of oil.
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