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Definition: Extent



The degree or limit of something; how great or severe something is.



Synonyms:  degree, measure, intensity.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"To what extent do you agree or disagree?"



Example sentence:



To a minor degree, I concurthat the positive outcomes of nuclear power are greater than the problems that are experienced by those nations who adopt this form of energy.


Definition: Agree



To have the same opinion, or to accept a suggestion or idea.



Synonyms:  acknowledge, concur, recognize.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"To what extent do you agree or disagree?"



Example sentence:



I concur with those who argue that the positive outcomes of nuclear power are greater than the problems that are experienced by those nations who adopt this form of energy.


Definition: Knowledge


Understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study, either known by one person or by people generally.



Synonyms:  Awareness, expertise, insight, observation, theory.



IELTS General writing task 2


"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience."



Example sentence:



Scientific observations show that the higher concentration of vitamins found in organic vegetables far exceed the costs involved in producing organic produce.


Definition: Experience



 Knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things.



Synonyms:  exposure, involvement, practice.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience."



Example sentence:


High school graduates who work or travel for a year between high school and university may draw on this 'real life' experience and relate this exposure to problems that they study at post-secondary level.





Definition: Relevant


"Connected with what is happening or being discussed."



Synonyms:  related, pertinent, suitable, appropriate.



IELTS General writing task 2


"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience."



Example sentence:



Increases in obesity rates among youth who use computers every day is an example of a relevant statistic that supports my view that constant computer use is damaging the health of this demographic.



Definition: Topic



A subject that is written about, discussed, or studied.



Synonyms:  Issue, matter, subject.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"Write about the following topic."



Example sentence:


The sluggish pace of growth in the supply of housing is an issue that policy makers must address as it has not matched the rate of growth in the population on a global level.





Definition: Support



A subject that is written about, discussed, or studied:.



Synonyms:  agree, defend, endorse, evidence.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"You should use you own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence."



Example sentence:


International student graduate surveys offer evidence that most of these graduates earn a higher salary than they can earn in their home country.





IELTS WRITING TASK 2 VOCABULARY:

General and Academic

Definition: Should



Used to express that it is necessary, desirable, or important to perform a certain action.



Synonyms:  allow, experience, must.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject."



Example sentence:


I argue that universities should not be forced by government policy to enroll the same number of students from each gender in all disciplines that they teach.





Definition: Disagree



To have the same opinion, or to accept a suggestion or idea.



Synonyms:  contradict, differ, diverge.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"To what extent do you agree or disagree?"



Example sentence:



My opinion diverges from those who argue that the positive outcomes of nuclear power are greater than the problems that are experienced by those nations who adopt this form of energy.


Definition: Example


"Something that is typical of the group of things that it is a member of."



Synonyms:  illustration, sample, representation.



IELTS General writing task 2


"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience."



Sentence:



Tennis is an example of a professional sport where top athletes earn millions of dollars each year in prize money.


Definition: Reason


"The cause of an event or situation or something that provides an excuse or explanation."



Synonyms:  justification, explanation, rationale, logic.



IELTS Academic writing task 2


"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience."



Example sentence:



Massive nuclear radiation leaks that occurred in the Ukraine and Japan provide an explanation for why I reject that argument that nuclear energy is clean and safe.