IELTS Energy 304: What Most IELTS Teachers Forget About Static Vocabulary for Writing

In IELTS Writing Task 1, you have a very high chance of getting a question about numbers.

big mistake ielts static task 1

One type of question is called Change Over Time, and this is usually a line graph, with numbers that change over years, hours or days.

The other type of numbers question is Static. This is a table, bar graph, or pie chart. These numbers are true for one year, or one point in time.

Also, if there are only 2 years given, treat this like a static question still.

Avoid Making the Biggest Static Mistake

  • Do not use the vocab. from Change Over Time! Do not use increase/decrease.

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In Static, the vocabulary must include interesting phrases for high/low/small/big, such as interesting adjectives and adverbs, like whopping, mere and paltry. Then, add adverbs like shockingly paltry.

In our course, we have all the vocabulary you need to impress the examiner in both essays.

Although it might feel odd using words like this, this is the only way to impress the examiner as far as vocabulary goes in IELTS Writing Task 1.

You can find more high-scoring phrases like this in the Business/Finance sections of the newspaper.

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  • 1) The overall trend exhibits a whopping loss of the lowest car sale with 1.5 in 2012 .
    2) The static chart indicates the merest rate of employment 3.7 during the summer of 2015 .
    3) The paltriest income of the middle class in Yemen was dropped by 2.4 after the war .
    4) The divorce rate rose shockingly with 6.9 in 2014 , in comparison , with 5.8 in 2013 in Yemen .

  • Kiko Shuzi Lin

    Key to remember (Just practicing to verbalize what I understand from this lesson.)
    There are mainly 2 types of writing part 1 for IELTS: change over time and static. As for change over time, it shows certain flows of changes of amount or numbers over more than three years. On the contrary, a figure in the question of static is stable, or it does not change because it just show the statistic in a particular period.