Useful Structures to help you Get Band 7.5+ in IELTS Writing

Useful Structures to Help You Get Band 7.5+ in IELTS Writing

One of the biggest mistakes most IELTS candidates do in IELTS writing is to use complicated sentences in their Writing Tasks, which results in grammar mistakes and sabotages their IELTS score

Therefore, knowing how to make good use of complex structures for your IELTS Writing Task 2 essay is an essential skill to get the band score you deserve. Nevertheless, bear in mind that we should use complex sentences in our writing rather than try to make all of our sentences complex. Complex sentences can be relative clauses, subordinate clauses, conditional clauses, or compound sentences.

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As you all know that grammar and vocabulary plays a very important role in IELTS. There are some sentences that are simple to understand while some are complex, and it is important to know the differences between the two, to make proper use of it. You can go through the few useful structures below that help you to get a good band score.

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Structure to get Band 7.5+ in IELTS Writing

Before we move on to sentence structures that talks about subject, verbs, and objects. You should be aware of what these terms are.

  • Subject – The subject is the doer of the action or whoever the sentence revolves around.
  • Verb – The verb usually follows the subject and identifies an action or a state of being.
  • Object – The object of a sentence is the person or thing that receives the action of the verb. It is the who or what that the subject does something to.

This post will fully equip you with 10 useful grammar structures to help you boost your IELTS score.

1.When Subject+Verb+Object, Subject 1 +Verb 1 + Object 1

When a language/dies/out,/a whole way of life/disappears/with it.

2. While Subject+Verb+Object, Subject 1 +Verb 1 + Object 1

While some students/drop out/after a few years of studying,/others/finish/academic courses with poor degrees.

3. Subject+Verb+Object, resulting in an increase/a decrease in + the number of smth/the demand for smth

Many people in the countryside/migrate/into big cities,/resulting in an increase in/the demands for accommodation,      food, and services in urban areas.

4. Subject+Verb+Object, giving rise to something

Advertisements/give/people more choices on what they want to buy,/giving rise to the consumer society

5. By doing something, Subject+Verb+Object

By spending money to protect minority languages,/governments/can/also preserve traditions, customs and behaviors.

6. Subject+Verb+Object and this will +Verb+Object

The use of private cars/is increasing/in Hanoi, and this will/put a strain/on its infrastructure.

7. Instead of + Verb-ing + Object, Subject+Verb+Object.

Instead of/driving/cars,/people/should use/public transport.

8. Subject+Verb+Object. This allows/urges/encourage something/somebody to do something (This will discourage somebody from doing something).

The utilization of cheap labour/help/companies to reduce production costs. This encourages business expansion.

9. Compared to those who (Subject)+Verb+Object, Subject+Verb+Object

Compared to those who/ hold / high school qualifications,/university graduates/often have/more employment opportunities.

10. If Subject+Verb+Object, Subject+Verb+Object

If air travel/ is/restricted,/people/would opt/for other means of transport such as buses and cars.

I hope this post can helps you to understand the usage of complex sentences.


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When you are practicing IELTS writing questions, try to think of what you want to say in simple sentences, and then think of how these can be converted into complex sentences. After enough practice, it will be easier and your writing will also improve.

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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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