A List of the Most Common Synonyms
The IELTS writing task 2 requires a candidate to use a wide range of vocabulary. Connective words and phrases are very important to finish writing task 2 in a coherent way. Candidates must know how to use connective words in an essay or writing to:
- Avoid the redundancy of expression
- To prove your knowledge of the different terms
But do you know what these connecting terms or synonyms are?
What is a Synonym?
A synonym is a word with the same meaning or having an almost similar meaning, to another word. They can be used as lifesavers when you’re trying to avoid using the same words again and again.
Why are Synonyms Important in the IELTS?
Metonyms (/ˈmɛtənɪms/) are highly important for an individual to prepare himself for the writing section of IELTS. This tells the examiner about your ability to paraphrase and your knowledge of the wide range of vocabulary. Using a lot for the different terms being used or identifying various words helps one to increase their band score.
While using equivalents, it is necessary to see the context for which they are being used. Context plays a highly important role while choosing the appropriate term for a sentence.
For example, it would be extremely inappropriate to say, “Addiction to the internet is an essential issue of our time“. Instead of this, one could easily go around saying, “Addiction to the internet is an important issue of our time”.
Now that we have learned their importance, let’s move on to know more about some of the important general words for IELTS writing task 2 & their synonyms.