Hello, fellas. How is life today? In this session we are going to learn the use of complex sentences in IELTS Writing Task 1.
In terms of IELTS Writing and Speaking, a band score is equally awarded for each of areas, one of which is grammatical range and accuracy. We need to use complex sentences if we aim to score Band 5 or above for grammar. A complex sentence can be made by joining two simple sentences using an –ing form. A comma is put before the –ing clause.
This kind of complex sentences can also be used to add more information about a trend or describe trends that hit a low, reach a peak or stabilise.
- The number of households rose in Canada. It reached 11.8 million in 2004. (The number of households rose in Canada, reaching 11.8 million in 2004.)
- Standards in hospitals increased in the 1960s. They showed a 20% improvement over the previous decade. (Standards in hospitals increased in the 1960s, showing a 20% improvement over the previous decade.)
IELTS Writing Task 1 Simon
Anneli Williams, Collins English for Exams: Writing for IELTS