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9 Alternative words

Alternatives for good:


1. rewarding / 2. satisfying
(S) I have a rewarding job.
(S) My career has been satisfying for several reasons.
(S) My time in Sydney has been rewarding.
(WT2) Do you prefer to work for a large or small company?
It is for this reason that I feel working for a large company is more satisfying than working for a
small company.
It is for this reason that more children fell studying in the classroom is more satisfying for their
understanding than studying in the outside.

3. merit
(WT2) Some people believe that diet and exercise in a population are largely the
responsibility of the government. Others feel people should
Thus, the argument that governments should be responsible for the diets and exercise levels of
citizens holds merit.
Thus, the argument that parents should be more responsible for the children future and health
holds merit

4. optimal

(S) At what time of the day are you most productive?


My optimal work time is in the morning. It is when my mind is clearest and I can

(WT1) Pie charts comparing the diets of older men in varying states of health.
The second pie chart illustrates optimal weightings of fat, carbohydrates and protein for men
aged 50 and older.
The third graph illustrates optimal salari of small company for youngster and older.

Alternatives for faster/slower:


5. accelerate
(S) The clubs I joined at university accelerated my studies.
(S) Careers in high tech are typically accelerated in my hometown as many young people
engage internships at the nearby tech park.
(WT1) Growth of laptop sales accelerated between 2002 and 2004.
The growth of population in Jakarta accelerated since the year of 1960 as many young people
tend to work in the capital of Indonesia.
(WT2) Young people learn more and at an accelerated speed through the use of technology.
Children are more motivated to learn and at an accelerated speed through the use of colourful
books.

6. retard

For example, libraries that do not electronically index their resources retard the rate at which a
student can access information.
Take some libraries in developing countries as an example. Most of them that do not
electronically index their resources retard the rate at which a student can access information.

Alternatives for important/unimportant:


7. key
(S) The wedding planner we hired was a key individual for three reasons. Firstly, he was able
to
(S) How do you define a hero?
I think integrity, kindness and honesty are key. To me, a hero is someone that does the right
thing even when no one is looking.

(WT1) A key feature of the diagram is the pause that occurs between the first and second
halves of the paper making process.
The development of technology and public transpotation is a key to reduce trafic congestion in a
large city.

8. chiefly
(S) (In response to a Part 2 monologue about an important person in your country.) What
do you think ___ will be most remembered for?
(S) I think ___ will be chiefly remembered for his contributions to science

(WT2) For example, it has long been established that carbon dioxide emissions
are chiefly responsible for global warming.
After hashing out this pros and cons these two point of view, it is felt that parents and teachers
are chiefly responsible for childrens motivation to learn more and at an accelerated speed.

9. trivial
(S) How central was the Internet to your studies at university?
(S) To be honest, the role it played was quite trivial. I found the vast amount of my studying was
done using the traditional resources found at the university library.
(WT1) (A pie chart comparing the impact various human activities have on the death rates
of forest fauna.)
(S) Although pesticides account for 43% of all fauna death rates, mortalities due to human
activities at campsites reveal the comparatively trivial figure of 0.01%.
Although better transportation and job opportunity account for 80% of all people interest to live in
a large city, better houses at the city reveal the comparatively trivial figure of 0.05%.

9 academic words that will help you score band 9


1. precursor

(S)My interest in geography was the precursor to my studies in cartography.

(W)Thus, this example makes it clear that a university education acts as a precursor to
career growth.

From this, it can be concluded that education, transportation and technology act as a
precursor to countries development.
2. catalyze

(S)The people I meet at business networking evenings in my city often catalyze


professional opportunities.

(W) Firstly, uniforms act as a catalyst for better classroom behaviour among students.

Looking first at the use of tablets, it is act as a catalyst for pupils to learn more and at an
accelerated speed through the use of smarth phones or computers tablets.

3. linear

(S) My plans for the future are fairly linear. Im completing my undergraduate degree
now and intend to follow this with a masters. Education is, therefore, in my foreseeable future.

(W) The trend depicted between the months of February and June shows linear growth
from 20 XYZ to 75 XYZ.

The trend depicted of car sales between the months of Januari and June shows linear
growth from 20.000 to 30.000.

(W) Thus, the progression from an educated background to a high level of business
success is often linear.

From this it can be concluded that the progression from educated background to a hig
level of business success if often linear.
4. correlate

(S)Actually, the career progression of my sister positively correlates with mine. After
she left our hometown, she also experienced a significant growth in employment opportunities.

(W) The rise in automobile prices in 2008 is negatively correlated with automobile sales
for the same year.

The rise in number of people who moved into the cities in 2007 is positively correlated
with traffic congestion in rush hour.
5. avenue

(S) My father encouraged me to study languages, and this has opened up certain
avenues for friendship I would not have otherwise had. For example, I have several close
Japanese-speaking friends.

(W) Firstly, studying a foreign language opens avenues for employment. For instance,

Secondly, university education opens avenues for employment. As an illustration,

6. afford

(S) My university grades afforded me the opportunity to study abroad.

(W) For example, the Chinese economic system has afforded the PRC unprecedented
financial growth over the past three decades.

As an illustration, many countries, Rusia and the Ukraine in particular, their economic
system has afforded the college students unprecedented full scholarship to study abroad over
the past three decades.
7. actionable

(S) My university professor gave me several actionable pieces of advice. But most
noteworthy was his suggestion that I focus my studies on North African history, as I was both
interested in it and am of Tunisian ancestry.

(W) Firstly, the actionable nature of the skills learned at university is clear. For instance,
humanities programs like philosophy, English literature and history push students to exhibit
logical progression in their thinking and writing. As these organized thought patterns are often the
basis of success in business, it is clear that a link exists between the skills learned at university
and the ability one has to accomplish a professional goal.

Today, many hold the idea that actionable nature or the skills learned at university and
school is a key to accelerate career growth in the students future. For instance, humanities
programs like philosophy, english literature and history push students to exhibit logical
progression in their thinking and writing. As these organized thought patterns are often acts as a
catalysts of succes in business, this example shows clearly that a link exists between the skills
learned at university and the ability one has to accomplish a professional goal.
8. embody

(S) My father is an embodiment of a traditional military upbringing. He does everything


by routine.

(W) Firstly, technology in the classroom has undeniable links to academic performance.
The use of tablets in Korean classrooms embodies this idea perfectly.

Looking first at technology in the classroom which is has undeniable links to academic
performance. The use of tablets in Korean classroom embodies this idea perfectly.
9. fortify

(S) Im taking courses in the evening after work to fortify my professional skills.

(W) Thus, the fact that successful attempts are being made by other developing
countries to replicate Chinas growth fortifies the argument that the Chinese economic model is
one that accelerates the elimination of poverty in undeveloped nations.

Form this, it can be conclude that the use of tablets in the classroom fortifies the
argument that technology is an undeniable links to academec performance of pupils.

9 more academic words that will help you score band 9


1. on par

(S) Im diligent and I am not afraid of hard work. My grades last semester were on par
with the best students in my program, so I feel it would be accurate to say I am motivated by
success.

(W) After looking at both sides of this discussion, my personal sentiments are on par
with the idea that strict parental control produces a more productive member of society.

After hashing out the pros and cons of these two point ov view, my personal sentiments
are on par with the idea that strict parental control produces a more productive member of
society.
2. volatile

(S) Because of the volatile nature of my work, I find it difficult to maintain hobbies. I tend
to exercise when I can, but I wouldnt say there is a regular pattern to it.

(W T1) The figures exhibit volatility between the years 1996 and 2000; however, a
reversion to stability is seen in 2002.

(W T2) For example, the volatile nature of weather in Caribbean countries can make
tourism industries unpredictable and, therefore, unreliable. For these countries, providing people

with greater access to the Internet would empower workers and allow them to both educate
themselves and develop online businesses in the services sector. Because a varied economy
promotes stability, tourist dependent countries should clearly do what they can to establish other
industries.

For instance, the volatile nature of weather in Indonesia can make tourism industries
unpredictable and, therefore, unreliable. For this countries,
3. plateau

(S) When I first started studying English in Australia, my skills grew rapidly. However,
after I returned to my home country, my language abilities unfortunately plateaued /hit a plateau.
I attribute this to the fact that I did not have anyone to practice English with.

(W T1) Following rapid growth from 60 to 180 barrels in the first month of 2002, corn oil
production hit a plateau of 200 barrels between February and April. In May, however, the trend
once again reverts to climbing and reaches the highest point for the year, 275 barrels.

Cars sales hit plateau of 200.000 units in Januari


4. pique

(S) After visiting a science and technology museum as a child, my interest in computer
programming was piqued.

(W T2) Firstly, technology can pique the interest of students in a way that encourages
focus and information retention. For example, modern university lecture halls make it possible for
classrooms in Canada to use music, video and the Internet as a means of maintaining the
attention of students during class time.

Firstly, parents motivation can pique the interest of sutdents in a way that encourages
focus an information retention.
5. contrary

(S) Contrary to my personality, my sister is very outgoing and tends to make friends
easily.

(W) On the contrary, several disadvantages stem from the use of technology in the
classroom.
6. parallel

(S) My university experiences paralleled those of my brother.

(S) There are clear parallels between my university experiences and those of my
brother.

(W TI) Firstly, several parallels exist between Harry Potter and other fantasy series you
likely have enjoyed. If you liked the setting of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter will not
disappoint you, as it takes place in a medieval world.
7. embrace

(S) I embraced the opportunity to study abroad.

(W) Thus, it is clear that students who embrace the study of another language are
positioning themselves for future academic and professional opportunities.
8. hinder

(S) Distraction has definitely been a challenge for me. Being social, I feel, is a big part of
the university experience. However, being too social can hinder a students ability to focus, and
this can directly impact academic performance.

(W) Firstly, addressing corruption around the world can bring protection to the rights of
the poor, and this helps better the economic situation of those in need. For example, corruption in
China has historically hindered the development of a legal system able to protect the poor
against extortion. However, recent anti-corruption campaigns have shed some light on this
problem, and this has led to modest improvement in the rights of those that lack wealth.
9. retain

(S) Yes, I believe I will someday. Ive travelled quite a bit, but Ive always retained a
feeling that Id like to live in my home country long term.

(W) Firstly, if a single language is spoken and taught the world over, this could make it
difficult for people to retain their cultural identity.