Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

In IELTS Writing and Speaking, you need great ways to give examples so that you can impress the Examiner with amazing vocabulary. You also need to be able to provide specific ideas to support what you are trying to say.

One of our listeners asked if it’s okay to use the word “paragon” when providing an example.

Yes! It’s great! It’s a high-scoring IELTS vocabulary word.

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Other ways to introduce examples:

  • Paragon: “A paragon of virtue” or “a paragon of strength.” This is used to describe a person who is the perfect example of this quality.
  • Quintessential: You can use this for places, things, or people. “The quintessential downtown hotel is the W.”
  • The embodiment: To embody something is to show this trait or example perfectly or thoroughly. “My friend Jack the embodiment of style.”

You can use these phrases to introduce your ideas in Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2.

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