IELTS Writing Task 1 Syonyms Practice Exercise

It is important to use synonyms in IELTS writing task 1. Paraphrasing will help you get a higher band score for writing task 1. However, you need to be careful not to make mistakes.

Look at the chart below and then answer the questions.

IELTS Bar Chart Synonyms

Synonyms Practice Exercise

The bar chart above is about “playing sport”. The list of sports are: tennis, badminton, cycling, swimming, football and hockey.  The verbs below are in past tense as the date is 2012.

Decide if the following synonyms are Right (R) or Wrong (W).

  1. More boys than girls enjoyed sport.   (enjoyed sport = Right or Wrong?)
  2. Fewer girls participated in tennis than boys. (participated in tennis = R or W?)
  3. Almost twice the number of boys played cycling. (played cycling = R or W?)
  4. More girls took part in swimming compared to boys. (took part in swimming – R or W?)
  5. The majority of boys engaged in football. (engaged in football- R or W?)
  6. More girls competed in badminton than boys. (competed in badminton = R or W?)

Answers

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Comments

  1. 3 out of 6

  2. prajakta says:

    1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. W
    6.W

  3. I am enjoying this excise, thanks anty Liz.

  4. 1-R,,,2-R,,,3-w,,4-w,,5-R,,6-w,,

  5. Krishna says:

    1) W
    2) R
    3) R
    4) R
    5) R
    6) W

  6. stanley says:

    only the first question is wrong. others are right

  7. W
    R
    W
    R
    R
    W

  8. 1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. W

  9. 1.W
    2. R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  10. Pierre Teo says:

    1. R
    2. R
    3. R
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  11. Subhash bankey says:

    R,R,W,R,W,R

  12. 1 w
    2 r
    3 w
    4 r
    5 r
    6 w

  13. 1.R
    2.R
    3.R
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  14. Mercedes says:

    1.Right
    2.R
    3.R
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  15. Ritika Gadale says:

    1.RIGHT
    2.RIGHT
    3.RIGHT
    4.RIGHT
    5.RIGHT
    6.RIGHT

  16. 1 R
    2 R
    3 R
    4 R
    5 R
    6 W

  17. Charisse says:

    1.w
    2.r
    3.w
    4.r
    5.w
    6.r

  18. Justice Asare says:

    The graph above illustrates the number of boys and girls who participated in sporting activities namely, tennis,badminton,cycling, swimming, football and hockey
    In England in the given period

    Overall, more boys engaged in sporting activities than girls, football was the most participated game by boys whiles swimming was the most participated by girls with
    hockey been the least indulged by both sex.

    Firstly, activities like tennis,cycling , and football were participated by boys more than girls. The number of boys who took part in tennis was 50 as compared to about 35 in girl . In addition, more boys indulged in football than girls , almost thrice the number of girls, this 60 boys to that of 20 girls. Moreover, the number of boys who participated in cycling was about thrice that of girls ; thus about 35 boys to 20 boys. Hockey was almost equally participated by both sex with boys slightly predominated.

    On the other hand ,the number of girls who involved in swimming was more than that of boys with girls
    recording 50 as to 40 in boys. The number of girls engaged in badminton were more than boys with the number of girls about 40.

    In conclusion,the participation of sporting activities in 2012 was almost evenly distributed in gender with boys dominating in three games whiles girls in two games .

    Please , Lizy, criticise and mark and let me know my score , thanks

    • Sorry I don’t comment on writing. But please don’t put a conclusion in writing task 1 – the examiner wants an overview only.

    • You should look at all TASK 1 MODELS prepared by LIZ. Need to learn how to write a report. This is a report, not essay. If you do this when taking IELTS, you would be given a low score for task 1.

  19. All right

  20. Evan Boncolmo says:

    1. R
    2. R.
    3. R
    4. W
    5. R
    6. R

  21. Sandhya says:

    All the answers are right except 3, which is wrong .

  22. Amadi Hope Azubuike says:

    1. R
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. W
    6. R

  23. All are right except cycle as no one play cycle, they enjoyed cycling

  24. 1. R
    2. R
    3.R
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  25. 1-R
    2-W
    3-R
    4-R
    5-R
    6-R

  26. Rajdeep Thind says:

    1.R
    2.R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  27. 1.R
    2.R
    3. W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  28. Karshigul says:

    1.w
    2.r
    3.w
    4.r
    5.r
    5.w

  29. All the answers are right, they are all past tense (2012)
    1-R
    2-R
    3-R
    4-R
    5-R
    6-R

  30. All are correct. However, I prefer to replace “play cycling” with “favor” or “enjoy” cycling.
    Thank you for always giving us chances to experience your interesting lessons and ideas!

  31. 1. R
    2. R
    3. R
    4. R
    5. R
    6.R

  32. 1. R. 2.R. 3. W. 4.R. 5R. 6. R.

  33. 1R
    2R
    3R
    4R
    5R
    6R

  34. R
    R
    W
    R
    R
    R

  35. Irfan S.P. says:

    1.R
    2.R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  36. Navjot kaur says:

    3 or 6 wrong
    1,2,4,5 right

  37. kirandeep says:

    1.right
    2.right
    3.wrong
    4.right
    5.right
    6.right

  38. Zarni Win says:

    1. R
    2. R
    3. R
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  39. 1.- w
    2.- r
    3.- w
    4.- r
    5.- r
    6.- w

  40. Hassan Qayyum says:

    1-r
    2-r
    3-w
    4-r
    5-w
    6-r

  41. 1. W
    2 R
    3 R
    4 R
    5 R
    6 R

  42. 1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. W
    5. W
    6. R

  43. 1.Wrong
    2.Right
    3.Wrong
    4.Right
    5.Right
    6.Wrong

  44. All synonyms are RIGHT

  45. 1. R
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. W
    6. W

    Hi Liz,
    I am facing difficulties for using such kind of language usage in Task 1.
    May I know how to improve it?
    Thanks with best regards,
    Malica

  46. Right-2,3,4
    Wrong-1,5,6

  47. R,R,W,R,R,R

  48. W
    R
    W
    R
    R
    R

  49. Jose Baby says:

    1.W
    2.W
    3.R
    4.R
    5.R
    6.W

  50. W
    W
    W
    R
    R
    R

  51. jaspreet says:

    1.W
    2.R
    3.w
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  52. Tünde Lagler says:

    1. Right
    2. Wrong
    3. Right
    4. Right
    5. Right
    6. Right

  53. 1. W
    2. R
    3. R
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  54. Phenphit says:

    1R
    2R
    3W
    4R
    5R
    6W

  55. Srikanth.K says:

    Hi Liz,

    Greetings of the day…

    I am Planning for General IELTS and my goal is to get 7.5 band can you kindly guide me how to start my training.

    Regards
    Srikanth.K

  56. Hashem Yahya says:

    1.R
    2.R
    3.R
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  57. Katey_kate says:

    1.R
    2.R
    3.R
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  58. Layla Massad says:

    1-R 2-R 3-W 4-R 5-W 6-R

  59. Chibuzor Okoronkwo says:

    1. R
    2. R
    3. R
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  60. 1.R
    2.W
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  61. Uche
    1R
    2 R
    3R
    4R
    5 R
    6 R

  62. 1.w2.r3.r4.r5.r6.r

  63. Wrong-134
    Right-256

  64. 1. R
    2. W
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  65. Kathlen Mae Palisoc says:

    1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  66. GEORGINE L. MANANTAN says:

    1. Right
    2. Right
    3. Right
    4. Right
    5. right
    6. Right

  67. Saeed SM says:

    Saeed SM

    1 R
    2 R
    3W
    4 R
    5 R
    6 R

  68. 1.R
    2.R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  69. Haidar Al-Saffar says:

    All R except 3 W

  70. gratefulforLiz says:

    Hi, it’s confusing little bit! for example; why “played cycling” not “cycled”? and “the majority of boys” is not, but football players are mainly boys. I started doubting myself @)
    1)Right if not given, how would I know they enjoyed it??
    2)Right
    3)Right to some extent!! It’s actually 1.75 times, is it almost?
    4)Right
    5)”majority of boys” is Wrong, “majority football players are boys” is Right.
    6)Right

  71. 1. Right
    2. Right
    3. Wrong
    4. Right
    5. Right
    6. Right

  72. Mansoor Channa says:

    1. R
    2, W
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  73. Anil Thomas says:

    1. Wrong
    2. Wrong
    3. Right
    4. Wrong
    5. Right
    6. Right

  74. 1. Right
    2. Right
    3. Wrong or right.I don’t understand very much this question.
    4. Right
    5. Right
    6. Right

  75. Salma Nawaz says:

    1.W
    2.W
    3.W
    4.R
    5. R
    6.W

  76. 1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. W

  77. Bhavna Talwar says:

    3.Played cycling is incorrect.
    5. Engaged in football is also incorrect.

  78. Mr.Thang says:

    1. R
    2.R
    3.W
    4.W
    5.R
    6.R

  79. 1.W
    2.R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  80. Wrong 123
    Right 456

  81. Tubi says
    1.Right
    2Right
    3.Wrong
    4.Right
    5.Right
    6.Right

  82. 1.r
    2.r
    3.w
    4.r
    5.r
    6.w

  83. Aphiare Ejowokeoghene Stanley says:

    (1)R
    (2)R
    (3)W
    (4)R
    (5)W
    (6)R

  84. sarbraj singh says:

    1.w
    2.r
    3.w
    4.r
    5.r
    6.r

  85. 123456:- right ,right , wrong ,right , right , right

  86. Ruth N Tinka says:

    Ruth says;
    1.W
    2.R
    3.R
    4.R
    5.W
    6.R

  87. All are right except 3 and 6

  88. Abdul Haleem says:

    1) Right.
    2) Right.
    3) Wrong.
    4) Right.
    5) Right.
    6) Right.

  89. Aseem goel says:

    1. R
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. W

  90. 1-wrong
    2-Wrong
    3-Wrong
    4-Right
    5-Right
    6-Right

  91. Wrong -1,3,4
    Right – 2,5,6

  92. Abiodun Omonori says:

    1. W 2. R 3. R 4. R 5. R 6. W

  93. 1.R
    2.R
    3.W
    4.R
    5.R
    6.R

  94. 1.R
    2.R
    3. R
    4.W
    5. R
    6. R

  95. 1 W / I thing enjoyed playing sport is wright/
    2 R
    3 W
    4 R
    5 W / were engaged?/
    6 R

  96. W
    R
    W
    R
    W
    R

  97. 1. wrong
    2. right
    3. wrong
    4. right
    5. wrong
    6. wrong

  98. Tuyet Nhung says:

    1. Right
    2. Right
    3. Right
    4. Right
    5. Right
    6. Wrong

  99. Ajay jaiswal says:

    1=w
    2=r
    3=r
    4=w
    5=w
    6=r

  100. 1.right
    2.right
    3.wrong( we cannot play a cycle i guess its wrong)
    4.right
    5.right
    5.right

  101. 123 worg
    456 Right

  102. 1right 2 right 3 right 4 right 5 right 6 right

  103. All of them seem Right, except 3: “played cycling”?

  104. 1. W
    2. R
    3. W
    4. R
    5. R
    6. R

  105. Kuldeep singh says:

    1,2 and 3 are wrong

  106. 1.wrong(Here,we are discussing about the players and the participant,not about their opinions.
    2.right
    3.wrong
    4.right
    5.right
    6.wrong

  107. Prakash says:

    1W
    2R
    3W
    4R
    5W
    6W

  108. Ripan Dhillon says:

    1. Right
    2. Right
    3. Right
    4. Right
    5. Right
    6. Wrong

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