A great way to improve your IELTS score is by using synonyms for common words. In the marking criteria of writing and speaking test, a 7 score requires students to “use a sufficient range of vocabulary to allow some flexibility”. We summarized a list of common words that can help a great deal in getting you a good IELTS score.
Incredible: The hotel was incredible.
Fabulous: They’ve got a fabulous apartment in the centre of Paris.
Astonishing: Her first novel enjoyed an astonishing success.
Astounding: There was an astounding 20% increase in sales.
Extraordinary: She was a truly extraordinary woman.
Dreadful: I’m afraid there’s been a dreadful mistake.
Abominable: The judge described the attack as an abominable crime.
Terrible: He had suffered terrible injuries.
Unpleasant: The minerals in the water made it unpleasant to drink.
Inferior: Modern music is often considered inferior to that of the past.
Unfavorable: The play received generally unfavorable reviews.
Faulty: His arguments were based on faulty reasoning.
Depraved: Someone who abuse a kid like that must be totally depraved.
Appalling: The bus service is appalling now.
Collected: She always stays cool and collected in a crisis.
Unruffled: He remained unruffled by their accusations.
Serene: He approached the job with the serene confidence.
Composed: She seemed outwardly composed.