IELTS Writing task 1 Vocabulary: Most Simple but highly effective

Vocabulary for IELTS: writing task-1

Firstly, why vocabulary is important for any of the IELTS tasks? Before answering this question, let’s answer some questions. Have you ever heard any motivational speaker or any lyricist, or poet? What do they do to touch an individual’s heart? So, they use some heart-touching words, that at some point are co-related to your life. Also, some words that bring a smile to your face. Certainly, those words actually give a magical touch to their script and the whole crowd praise them. So now, let’s explore more about IELTS writing task 1 vocabulary.

How To Score Using Vocabulary?

Similarly, to score 7+ bands in your writing test for IELTS, the major thing an examiner will observe is your diction or vocabulary. Therefore, you should very aware of which words you are using, how you are using them and are they suitable with a sentence you have formed. Furthermore, there are many grammatical errors that are observed in your writings. But a good common is the words. So, adding some magical words in your essay may divert the mind of the examiner. Your hold on the words should be so strong that even an examiner should praise you.

To begin with, we are having a vocabulary for task-1of IELTS with us. If you are not a good reader, or just feeling bored while reading, then I am sharing an PDF file here. Click here to get it.

Before you start reading the vocabulary word for IELTS writing task-1, I urge you to please pick-up any bar graph near you.

Vocabulary For IELTS Writing Task-1

  • [First line] The bar graph……..
  1. Depicts that
  2. Reveals that
  3. Demonstrates that
  4. Highlights that
  5. Shows that
  6. Illustrates that
  • It is evident from the bar graph that…….
  1. It can be inferred from
  2. It can be calibrated from
  3. It is lucid from
  4. It can be collated from
  5. It is clear from
  • When there is a gap of 1 year in the dates then write the first date as it is

For example (In 1990 or in the year 1990) then use

  1. In the next year,
  2. In the following year,
  3. In the subsequent year
  4. In the following year
  5. In the preceding year
  • When there is a gap of 10 years, use,
  1. After a gap of 10 years,
  2. After a span of 10 years
  3. After a decade
  4. Ten years later
  5. Ten years down the line
  • For dates of future, avoid ‘will’ and use….
  1. It is anticipated that electricity price would rise to(example)
  2. It is predicted
  3. It is estimated
  4. It is projected
  • For the upward direction
  1. Increased to
  2. Inclined to
  3. Went up to
  4. Rose to
  5. Soared to
  6. Shot up to,
  7. Extended to
  8. Progressed to
  9. Climbed to
  10. Jumped to
  11. Enhanced to
  12. Boomed to
  13. Boosted to

IMPORTANT NOTE: 11-13 are not recommended to the negative words like death rate, population, pollution etc.


  • For downward direction use
  1. It is declined to
  2. Went down to
  3. Decreased to
  4. Dipped to
  5. Slumped to
  6. Sank to
  7. Dropped to
  8. Fell down to
  9. Plummeted to
  10. Plunged to
  11. Went down to
  12. Reduced to
  13. Lowered to
  • For fluctuation trend use
  1. Faced ups and downs
  2. It follows rise and fall
  3. It fluctuated
  4. It followed erratic trend
  • For flat
  1. There was no change seen
  2. It remained constant
  3. It remained stable
  4. It stayed at the same
  5. It reached a plateau
  • For contrasting feature/trend, use
  1. While
  2. Whereas
  3. Nevertheless
  4. However
  5. On the flipside/other hand
  6. In contrast
  7. on the contrary
  8. whilst
  • To add on, use
  1. Moreover
  2. Apart from this
  3. Besides it
  4. Likewise
  5. More than that
  6. In like manner
  • For conclusion use,
  1. To conclude
  2. In conclusion
  3. To sum up
  4. To summarize
  5. By and large
  6. To recapitulate
  7. To retrieve
  8. On the whole

So, this is all about the vocabulary for IELTS task-1. To sum up, all these words may provide a magical touch within 20 mins. So, I hope you will be able to score 7+bands in your first task of I.


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Samples Of Writing Task 2:

  1. Online Teaching vs Traditional Method of Teaching
  2. Means of Communication: Internet VS Physical Communication

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1 comment on “IELTS Writing task 1 Vocabulary: Most Simple but highly effective

  1. Jaspreet kaur

    Thanks ji

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