Two-Word Prepositions to Score Band 7.0+ in IELTS Writing & Speaking (Part 3) - ielts preposition for ielts speaking and writing part 3 - ielts preposition for ielts speaking and writing part 3

Let’s gear yourself up for the IELTS Writing & Speaking with “academic” prepositions that are not so frequently used but suitable for academic writing and speaking. Learning these prepositions and making use of them in IELTS writing & speaking will help you boost your IELTS score as well as contributing to your academic pursuit.

According to

  1. As stated or reported by somebody/something

Example : You have been absent six times according to our records.

  1. Following, agreeing with or depending on something

Example : The salary will be fixed according to qualifications and experience.

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Ahead of

  1. Further forward in space or time than somebody/something; in front of

Example : Ahead of us lay ten days of intensive training.

  1. Earlier than

Example : I finished several days ahead of the deadline.

  1. Further advanced than somebody/something, e.g. in a race or competition

Example : She was always well ahead of the rest of the class.

Apart from/Aside from

See Except

As for

Alternative to Regarding

Owing to

Because of

Example : The game was cancelled owing to torrential rain.

Prior to 

Before something

Example : During the week prior to the meeting

Regardless of

Paying no attention to something/somebody; treating something/somebody as not being important

Example : The amount will be paid to everyone regardless of whether they have children or not.

Subsequent to

After, following

Example : There have been further developments subsequent to our meeting.

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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