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).**

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

# Answers

**See the answers: Click here: Answers to this Exercise**

To see model answers and tips for IELTS writing task 1, click: IELTS Writing Task 1 Page

3 out of 6

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. W

6.W

I am enjoying this excise, thanks anty Liz.

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

1) W

2) R

3) R

4) R

5) R

6) W

only the first question is wrong. others are right

W

R

W

R

R

W

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. W

1.W

2. R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

1. R

2. R

3. R

4. R

5. R

6. R

R,R,W,R,W,R

1 w

2 r

3 w

4 r

5 r

6 w

1.R

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.Right

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.RIGHT

2.RIGHT

3.RIGHT

4.RIGHT

5.RIGHT

6.RIGHT

1 R

2 R

3 R

4 R

5 R

6 W

1.w

2.r

3.w

4.r

5.w

6.r

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.

All right

1. R

2. R.

3. R

4. W

5. R

6. R

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

1. R

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. W

6. R

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

1. R

2. R

3.R

4. R

5. R

6. R

1-R

2-W

3-R

4-R

5-R

6-R

1.R

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.R

2.R

3. W

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.w

2.r

3.w

4.r

5.r

5.w

All the answers are right, they are all past tense (2012)

1-R

2-R

3-R

4-R

5-R

6-R

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!

1. R

2. R

3. R

4. R

5. R

6.R

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

1R

2R

3R

4R

5R

6R

R

R

W

R

R

R

1.R

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

1. W

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

3 or 6 wrong

1,2,4,5 right

1.right

2.right

3.wrong

4.right

5.right

6.right

1. R

2. R

3. R

4. R

5. R

6. R

1.- w

2.- r

3.- w

4.- r

5.- r

6.- w

1-r

2-r

3-w

4-r

5-w

6-r

1. W

2 R

3 R

4 R

5 R

6 R

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. W

5. W

6. R

1.Wrong

2.Right

3.Wrong

4.Right

5.Right

6.Wrong

All synonyms are RIGHT

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

Right-2,3,4

Wrong-1,5,6

R,R,W,R,R,R

W

R

W

R

R

R

1.W

2.W

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.W

W

W

W

R

R

R

1.W

2.R

3.w

4.R

5.R

6.R

1. Right

2. Wrong

3. Right

4. Right

5. Right

6. Right

1. W

2. R

3. R

4. R

5. R

6. R

1R

2R

3W

4R

5R

6W

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

You can learn the same listening and speaking as the academic students because there is only one listening and speaking test for all students. See these pages about GT reading and writing:

http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-general-training-reading-information/

http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-gt-academic-writing-differences/

1.R

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.R

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.R

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

1. R

2. R

3. R

4. R

5. R

6. R

1.R

2.W

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

Uche

1R

2 R

3R

4R

5 R

6 R

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

Wrong-134

Right-256

1. R

2. W

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. R

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. R

1. Right

2. Right

3. Right

4. Right

5. right

6. Right

Saeed SM

1 R

2 R

3W

4 R

5 R

6 R

1.R

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

All R except 3 W

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

1. Right

2. Right

3. Wrong

4. Right

5. Right

6. Right

1. R

2, W

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. R

1. Wrong

2. Wrong

3. Right

4. Wrong

5. Right

6. Right

1. Right

2. Right

3. Wrong or right.I don’t understand very much this question.

4. Right

5. Right

6. Right

1.W

2.W

3.W

4.R

5. R

6.W

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. W

3.Played cycling is incorrect.

5. Engaged in football is also incorrect.

1. R

2.R

3.W

4.W

5.R

6.R

1.W

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

Wrong 123

Right 456

Tubi says

1.Right

2Right

3.Wrong

4.Right

5.Right

6.Right

1.r

2.r

3.w

4.r

5.r

6.w

29/7/17

1,2,3,4,5,6………..right is the answer to all the questions

(1)R

(2)R

(3)W

(4)R

(5)W

(6)R

1.w

2.r

3.w

4.r

5.r

6.r

123456:- right ,right , wrong ,right , right , right

Ruth says;

1.W

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.W

6.R

All are right except 3 and 6

1) Right.

2) Right.

3) Wrong.

4) Right.

5) Right.

6) Right.

1. R

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. W

1-wrong

2-Wrong

3-Wrong

4-Right

5-Right

6-Right

Wrong -1,3,4

Right – 2,5,6

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

1.R

2.R

3.W

4.R

5.R

6.R

1.R

2.R

3. R

4.W

5. R

6. R

1 W / I thing enjoyed playing sport is wright/

2 R

3 W

4 R

5 W / were engaged?/

6 R

W

R

W

R

W

R

1. wrong

2. right

3. wrong

4. right

5. wrong

6. wrong

1. Right

2. Right

3. Right

4. Right

5. Right

6. Wrong

1=w

2=r

3=r

4=w

5=w

6=r

1.right

2.right

3.wrong( we cannot play a cycle i guess its wrong)

4.right

5.right

5.right

123 worg

456 Right

1right 2 right 3 right 4 right 5 right 6 right

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

1. W

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. R

1,2 and 3 are wrong

Sorry 1,3 and 6 are wrong

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

1W

2R

3W

4R

5W

6W

My all answers are correct, Great!!

🙂

1. Right

2. Right

3. Right

4. Right

5. Right

6. Wrong

1.R

2.R

3.R

4.R

5.R

6.R

1. R

2. R

3. W

4. R

5. R

6. R

1. R

2. R

3. W – went cycling

4. R

5. R

6. R