In order to receive a band 7 or higher in speaking and writing, you must accurately use academic vocabulary. Learning academic vocabulary will also help you to understand academic texts in the reading test and part 4 of the listening test, which is always about an academic topic.
In this free class you are going to see academic vocabulary in context (the words/information around the new word) from which you can work out the meaning.
|1.||Many language teachers believe that there needs to be more of an reading and listening skills in the classroom since this will help students to learn a wider range of vocabulary.|
|2.||The the rise in petrol prices are that basic goods, such as food, will become more expensive and that public transport will also become more expensive as bus and train companies increase ticket prices.|
|3.||I that there are many strong arguments in favour of eating meat; however, I still disagree with it for moral reasons.|
|4.||I remember that some of the in my psychology course were very tricky to understand and so I had to do extra work before I ‘got’ them. (Note: In this context ‘got’ informally means ‘understood’.)|
|5.||Students who a language quickly are generally the ones who do a lot of reading in that language.|
|6.||It was an interesting article because the writer examined the topic from a wide number of .|
|7.||An arachnid an arthropod, such as a spider or scorpion.|
|8.||In next week’s class we are going to how to write an academic essay introduction.|
For more practice visit our next lesson in the Academic Vocabulary series.
For more examples of cause and effect language, view our Cause and Effect Reading Lesson.
Overfishing has led to a huge drop in the number of fish in the world’s oceans.
Here 'led to' is the phrase that links the cause and effect parts of the sentence.
2. The numerous horror films depicting sharks as dangerous killers contributes to this common misconception amongst the general public.
3. The use of explosives in fishing has caused many coral reefs in south east Asian countries such as Thailand and Indonesia to be completely destroyed.
4. Frequent contact with humans is modifying the behavior of some species of sea animals.
5. Heavily taxing sea food would alter people’s eating habits and reduce the demand for fish.
6. The creation of large synthetic nets and long distance fishing boats facilitated a much more productive fishing industry but also facilitated the drastic reduction in fish stocks worldwide.
7. Rising sea levels will severely affect coastal cities in a number of ways.
8. The increasing number of whales seen today owes much to international laws prohibiting whale hunting.
9. Improvements in fish farming were triggered by the rising price of ‘free range’ fish and strongly enforced fishing laws.
be affected by
be altered by
be caused by
be facilitated by
be transformed by
be modified by
be triggered by
The rising temperature of the sea is contributing to the destruction of coral reefs.
The destruction of coral reefs is facilitated by the rising temperature of the sea.
Exercise 2 | Identify the Cause
An impact of the rising temperature of the sea is the destruction of coral reefs.
A cause of the destruction of coral reefs is the rising temperature of the sea.
|1.||Tsunamis often other disasters. (verb: trigger)|
|2.||Many medical problems pollution. (verb: cause)|
|3.||The earthquake the destruction of the city around 2000BC. (verb: lead to)|
|4.||Recent advances in astronomy have the work done by the Hubble space telescope. (verb: owe much to)|
|5.||Advances in science have improving the quality of life in developed societies over the last 100 years. (verb: contribute to)|
|6.||Many people believe better exam results is easier tests for school children these days. (noun: reason)|
|7.||Higher levels of hygiene have removed infection. (noun: source of)|
|8.||her repeated success was that she worked very hard. (noun: reason)|
For more practice, try our Cause and Effect Prepositions Quiz.
We also have a Cause and Effect in Academic Texts lesson for you.
For more free essay writing lessons, visit our IELTS Task 2 Essay Writing page.
In the second lesson on this topic we looked at some important adverbs that you MUST use to give extra detail about changes in data.
In the third lesson on this topic we looked at adjective and noun phrases which can be used to report changes in data.
In this free class you will
- Read complex descriptions of line graphs
- Write a complex description of a line graph using what you have learned over the 4 classes on this topic.
Exercise 1 | Match the Graphs
At the beginning of the year sales remained relatively stable before rocketing up in May. (verb)
After a period of wild fluctuations, sales levelled off. (noun)
Sales increased dramatically over the first two months of the year before they stabilized. (pronoun)
Sales rose steeply through the first half of the year while expenses gradually declined
Contrasting while clauses are a great way to use complex language to boost your Grammatical Range and Accuracy band.
Exercise 2 | Writing Task
To learn how to reference data, see our lesson on data and figures.
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About The IELTS Test
Academic Writing Task 1
Academic Writing Task 2
Cause And Effect
Coherence And Cohesion
Complete The Notes
Complete The Table
Frequently Asked Questions
General Training Reading
General Writing Task 1
General Writing Task 2
Listening Section 1
Listening Section 2
Listening Section 3
Listening Section 4
Problem Solution Essay
Speaking Part 1
Speaking Part 2
Speaking Part 3
True / False / Not Given