Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

“Say it once and say it well.” This is a great mentality that you can use when it comes to the IELTS Writing test.


Today you’ll find out how to take casual English phrases and turn them into academic phrases to get a higher IELTS score on the writing and the speaking.

Here are 3 casual sentences transformed into academic language:

  • Casual: I think traveling abroad is good.
  • Academic: I am of the opinion that undertaking exotic adventures is highly beneficial.

Rule#1: If you are using a word that you learned in your first year of learning English like “good” then it’s too basic.

Exchange it for a new one.

  • Casual: Too many people are fat today.
  • Academic: A growing number of individuals would be labeled as obese nowadays.

Rule #2: Make sure you know what words are considered rude such as “fat” and exchange these words for different, more polite ones.

  • Casual: Writing in cursive is not needed.
  • Academic: Pupils are wasting valuable time in learning an extinct skill such as writing in cursive.

Academic vocabulary from today:

  • Studious: To be intelligent, academic, well-read
  • A considerable amount, a great deal: this is better than saying too many or many

What questions do you have from today’s episode?

Please leave your questions in the comments!

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