IELTS

Qualifying words are the words in the question which tell the student how the various
ideas relate together. They are often the words that present opinion.

Contrast:

despite this, while, whereas, however, on the other hand, differs from, in contrast to, conversely,unlike, although

Compare:

in the same vein, likewise, similarly, this mirrors, just as, has in common, moves in tandem, parallels, alike, like, reflects, almost the same



Support:

desirable, beneficial, advantageous, positive

Refute:

undesirable, unbeneficial, disadvantageous, negative

Fast increase:

climbed, increased rapidly, fast growth, spiked

Slow increase:

gradual, climbed steadily

No change:

steady, stable, unchanging, remain

Slow Decrease:

gradual, declined modestly

Fast decrease:

dropped, fell

Sudden change:

up/down spiked, dived, nose-dived

 

Unstable figures:

volatile, rapid changes, unstable, unpredictable

Figures that are similar or the same:

in tandem, similar, mirror each other, in parallel

 

Maximum:

peak, highest

Minimum:

bottomed-out, trough

 

Unexpected:

results bizarre, strange, against expectations

 

Expected results:

normal, unexciting, as expected

 

Concurrent:

while, during, at the same time, at this time, also

Degree:

completely, somewhat

 

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