Here is a reference sheet to act as a little reminder to students taking the IELTS writing exam about the importance of collocations in academic English.
You may have noticed lately that I’ve posted some worksheets directly relating to a class or student I’ve been teaching. This is mostly so that students can access these wherever they are, and also for me to generate a bank of different materials which I can download and use anywhere.
Today here is a reference sheet of adjectives which go with some key nouns to use when describing graphs and trends.
Don’t forget that you are marked on your ability to use a variety of vocabulary – using your dictionary, check the ones you aren’t sure of, and you may find that these collocations are useful for widening your active ‘lexical resource.’
Get it here:
99 top IELTS collocations
How I chose the words
I typed in the keywords on some online newspaper sites, as well as checking an online corpus.