Vocabulary for IELTS Academic Task 1

The most useful words for Academic Task 1 (and synonyms)

This is a list of the most useful words for Academic Task 1. Below each word you will find another word or phrase which means the same thing (a synonym)

 

Increase

  • rise
  • climb

 

Decrease

  • fall
  • decline
  • drop
  • reduce

Remain the same

  • plateaue
  • level out
  • remain steady
  • remain constant

Moderate

  • modest

Significant

  • substantial
  • marked
  • steep
  • sizeable
  • noticeable

 

Approximately

  • roughly
  • around
  • about
  • just above/ below

Reaches the highest point

  • reaches the highest level
  • reaches the peak

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