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Useful Grammar Structures for IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking to Get Band 7.0+

1. So + adjective + to be + Subject + that Clause

   So + adv + auxiliary verb + S + main verb + O + that Clause

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • Then came a divorce, as they had a routine.

3. May + Subject + Verb

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • For me it is no more difficult than saying “I love you”.

5. Subject + Verb + far more +….than + N

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • We wish nothing more than to be equally respected.
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7. Subject 1 + is/are just like + Subject 2 +was/were

8. Subject 1 + is/are + the same + as + Subject 2 + was/were

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • It is not always thought essential that Miss world must have the great appearance.

10. As + Verb Participle /can be seen, Subject + Verb

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • She point out that he was wrong.

12. It is/was evident to someone + that Clause

Example:

  • It was evident to them that someone gave him a hand to finish it.

13. What + Subject + Verb + is/was + (that) + Subject + Verb +….

Example:

  • 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

Example:

  • Entertainment is what football is all about.

15. Subject + to be (just) + what Subject + Verb

Example:

  • It was just what I wanted.
  • You are what God brings into my life.

16. Verb-ing +sth + to be + Adjective – if not impossible

Example:

  • Travelling alone into a jungle is adventurous – if not impossible.

17. There + to be + no + Noun + nor + Noun

Example:

  • There is no food nor water

18. There isn’t/wasn’t time to Verb / to be + Adjective

Example:

  • There wasn’t time to identify what is was.

19. Subject + may + put on a + Adjective + front but inside + Subject + Adjective

Example:

  • You may put on a brave front but inside you are fearful and anxious.

20. Subject + see oneself + V-ing

Example:

  • 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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Hi IELTSmaterial!. I am poor in reading portion of IELTS. Would you recommend me some READING practice materials with answers?. Thank you in advance! please send it to me.

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You should practice Reading tests in:
Cambridge IELTS series 1 – 11
The official guide to IELTS
Barron’s Practice Exams
Improving your Reading skills

All of these materials you can find on my website for free.
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