HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES IN THE IELTS TEST

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

The purpose of the IELTS writing test is to evaluate candidates’ overall ability to write English effectively using a variety of writing structures, including simple, compound, and complicated sentences.

It’s critical to comprehend the requirements for complex phrases before delving into their specifics. Since some students write everything in short, simple sentences, it becomes more difficult to keep thoughts connected to one another and the writing appears to be done by schoolchildren. Examiners find it quite challenging to comprehend candidates’ points of view, even on occasion. As a result, the majority of applicants believe that the writing section of the IELTS is the most difficult since they are unable to receive the appropriate band score. Thus, the best strategy for these students to increase their band scores in the IELTS writing module is to use complex and compound phrases.

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

IELTS applicants frequently believe that writing complicated phrases is an extremely difficult task in and of itself, and that these sentences are also quite difficult to grasp. Actually, that IELTS myth is just that—a myth.

Properly constructed, a complicated sentence improves not only in sound but also in coherence of the composition. To receive a “7” or “more than 7” band score on the IELTS writing section, it is therefore necessary to produce longer and more complex sentences.

Complex and Compound sentences of writing:-

Complex sentence

Complex sentence is made from an independent clause and a dependent clause by joining them together.

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

Background Information

A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. The subject tells whom or what the sentence is about. The verb tells the action or state of being of the subject.

1. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE:- independent clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb that expresses a complete thought.

EXAMPLE:- Jamie work suddenly.

2. A DEPENDENT CLAUSE:- also called a subordinate clause, is a group of words with a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought. It does not make sense standing alone.

Some EXAMPLES:-

– After I came home, I made dinner.

(Dependent clause) “After I came home”.

(Independent clause) “I made dinner”.

– We visited the museum before it closed.

(Dependent clause) “before it closed”.

(Independent clause) “We visited museum”.

A subordinate clause usually, begins with a subordinate conjunction.

Complex sentences are often formed by putting these words a

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

–  As

–  As if

–  Before

–  After

–  Because

–  Though

–  Although

–  Even though

–  While

–  When

–  Whenever

–  If

–  During

–  As soon as

–  As long as

–  Since

–  Until

–  Unless

–  Where

–  Where

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

Examples:-

Though he is poor, he is honest.

Although I am happy, satisfied from my life I want to be more.

I was late to my work even though I helped the old lady.

– If only:- shows a specific condition.

Example:- if only, I would be a Prime Minister.

– As:- is used to show time and reason.

Example:- I did not go to school, as I was ill.

– As if:- an imaginary clause/condition

Example:- he talks me as if he was my boss.

– As though:- manner of a event

Example:- She took care the baby as though she was  her mother.

– Since:- show a time

Example:- I have been doing this since January.

– Wherever:- definite situation

Example:-Wherever I wanted to meet him, he didn’t come.

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

Compound Sentence

Compound Sentence is made by joining two independent clauses together with a conjunction Compound sentence often with these coordinating conjunctions:-

• And

• But

• For

• Or

• Nor

• Yet

• So

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

Examples:-

– John bought some new shoes and he wore them to party.

– Lily liked her new house but she didn’t like the front yard.

– We can go to see a movie, or we can see something new to eat.

In each example, there is subject and  a verb in each independent clause. These subjects/sentences can be changed by removing subject.

– John bought some new shoes and  wore them to a party.

– Lily liked her new house but not the front yard.

– We can go  to see a movie or get something to eat.

Compound – Complex sentence

Compound sentences are made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.

Examples:-

– We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong.

– Independent: – we decided that the movie was too violet.

– Independent: – (but) our children thought that we were wrong.

– Dependent:- who like to watch scary movie.

HOW TO USE COMPLEX SENTENCES

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