Useful Grammar Structures to Get an IELTS Band 7.0+ for IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking
So + adjective + to be + Subject + that Clause
So + adv + auxiliary verb + S + main verb + O + that clause
Ex: 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
Then comes/come + Subject, as + Clause
Ex: Then came a divorce, as they had a routine.
May + Subject + verb..
Ex: May I appologize at once for the misspelling of your surname in the letter from my assistant, Miss Dowdy
May you all have happiness and luck
It is no + Comparative Adjective + than + V-ing
Ex: For me it is no more difficult than saying “I love you”.
Subject + Verb + far more +….than + N
Ex: The material world greatly influences far more young people than old people.
Subject + love/like/wish + nothing more than to be + adj/past participle
Ex: We wish nothing more than to be equally respected
Subject 1 + is/are just like + Subject 2 +was/were..
Subject 1 + is/are + the same + as + Subject 2 + was/were
Ex: My daughter is just like her mother was 35 yares ago when she was my classmate at Harvard University
She is the same as she was
It is (not always) thought + adj + Noun phrase
Ex: It is not always thought essential that Miss world must have the great appearance
As + Verb Participle /can be seen, Subject + Verb…
Ex: As spoken above, we are short of capital
As can be seen, a new school is going to be built on this site.
S + point(s)/ pointed out (to sb) + that Clause
Ex: She point out that he was wrong
It is/was evident to someone + that Clause
Ex: It was evident to them that someone gave him a hand to finish it.
What + Subject + Verb + is/was + (that) + Subject + Verb +….
Ex: What was said was (that) she had to leave
What I want you to do is that you take more care of yourself
Noun + Is + what + sth + is all about
Ex: Entertainment is what football is all about
Subject + tobe (just) + what Subject + Verb…
Ex: It was just what I wanted
You are what God brings into my life
Verb-ing +sth + tobe + Adjective – if not impossible
Ex: Travelling alone into a jungle is adventurous – if not impossible
There + tobe + no + Noun + nor + Noun
Ex: There is no food nor water
There isn’t/wasn’t time to Verb / tobe + Adjective
Ex: there wasn’t time to identify what is was
Subject + may + put on a + Adjective + front but inside + Subject + Adjective
Ex: You may put on a brave front but inside you are fearful and anxious
Subject + see oneself + V-ing…
Ex: You can see yourself riding a cable-car in San Francisco
To get more useful structures to be well-prepared for IELTS exam, you can
Download English Grammar in Use published by Cambridge.