Advanced Grammar Structures for IELTS (Get Band 7.0+)
Useful Grammar Structures for IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking to Get Band 7.0+
The IELTS examination assesses an individual on various aspects of their skills in the English language. One of the most mandatory skills that a candidate must demonstrate to obtain a higher band score is the use of advanced grammar for IELTS writing and speaking tasks. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that the application of useful grammar for IELTS writing and speaking tasks can significantly improve your overall performance. In this article, we have mentioned several examples of useful grammar structures for IELTS to help you enhance the quality of your answers.
1. So + adjective + to be + Subject + that Clause
So + adv + auxiliary verb + S + main verb + O + that Clause
- So terrible was the storm that a lot of houses were swept away.
- So beautifully did he play the guitar that all the audience appreciated him.
2. Then comes/come + Subject, as + Clause
- Then came a divorce, as they had a routine.
3. May + Subject + Verb
- May I apologize at once for the misspelling of your surname in the letter from my assistant, Miss Dowdy.
- May you all have happiness and luck.
4. It is no + Comparative Adjective + than + V-ing
- For me it is no more difficult than saying “I love you”.
5. Subject + Verb + far more +….than + N
- The material world greatly influences far more young people than old people.
6. Subject + love/like/wish + nothing more than to be + adj/past participle
- We wish nothing more than to be equally respected.
7. Subject 1 + is/are just like + Subject 2 +was/were
8. Subject 1 + is/are + the same + as + Subject 2 + was/were
- My daughter is just like her mother was 35 years ago when she was my classmate at Harvard University.
- She is the same as she was.
9. It is (not always) thought + adj + Noun phrase
- It is not always thought essential that Miss world must have the great appearance.
10. As + Verb Participle /can be seen, Subject + Verb
- As spoken above, we are short of capital.
- As can be seen, a new school is going to be built on this site.
11. S + point(s)/ pointed out (to be) + that Clause
- She point out that he was wrong.
12. It is/was evident to someone + that Clause
- It was evident to them that someone gave him a hand to finish it.
13. What + Subject + Verb + is/was + (that) + Subject + Verb +….
- What was said was (that) she had to leave.
- What I want you to do is that you take more care of yourself.
14. Noun + Is + what + sth + is all about
- Entertainment is what football is all about.
15. Subject + to be (just) + what Subject + Verb
- It was just what I wanted.
- You are what God brings into my life.
16. Verb-ing +sth + to be + Adjective – if not impossible
- Travelling alone into a jungle is adventurous – if not impossible.
17. There + to be + no + Noun + nor + Noun
- There is no food nor water
18. There isn’t/wasn’t time to Verb / to be + Adjective
- There wasn’t time to identify what is was.
19. Subject + may + put on a + Adjective + front but inside + Subject + Adjective
- You may put on a brave front but inside you are fearful and anxious.
20. Subject + see oneself + V-ing
- You can see yourself riding a cable-car in San Francisco.
To get more useful structures to be well-prepared for the IELTS exam, you can Download English Grammar in Use published by Cambridge.
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