Hello, fellas. In this session we will discuss one of key elements in IELTS Writing Task 1. It is a variety of sentence structures to describe trends.
To achieve a high score, you should learn to write sentences using different patterns. However, students tend to use only one of those. Consequently, their answer sounds ‘mechanical’. By varying how your sentences are structured, you can show your wide range of grammar.
It is essential that you get word forms right. Verbs can change into nouns and adverbs change into adjectives depending on the structure you choose.
The patterns are:
1) Noun + verb + adverb
Example: The consumption of oil rose steadily in 2008.
2) There + be + adjective + noun + in + noun
Example: There was a steady rise in the consumption of oil in 2008.
3) Time + saw/experienced/witnessed + adjective + noun + in + noun
Example: 2008 saw a steady rise in the consumption of oil.
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