20 structures to help you conquer IELTS 7.0 and above

Sentence structure used to express a person’s will, desire or preference. Like someone really wanted to be like that.

We wish to be treated more fairly.

7. Subject 1 + is/are just like + Subject 2 +was/were..

This sentence structure is used to compare the similarity and overlap in two things, two people, groups of people, or phenomena.

Ex: – My daughter was just like her mother was 35 yares ago when she was my classmate at Harvard University

My daughter resembles her mother at 35 when she was my classmate at Harvard University.

8. Subject 1 + is/are + the same + as + Subject 2 + was/were

Similar structural meaning 7.

Ex: She is the same as she was

She is still like that.

9. It is (not always) thought + adj + Noun phrase

This structure is used to express thoughts, ideas, opinions, attitudes of society, community or group of people about a certain issue. In addition to using thought is still used believed, hoped…

Ex: It is not always thought essential that Miss world must have the great appearance

Do not think that Miss World must have excellent appearance.

ten. As + Verb Participle /can be seen, Subject + Verb…

This sentence is used to repeat, recall an event or idea that has been presented, mentioned, happened before to others.

Ex: – As spoken above, we are short of capital

As mentioned above, we lack capital.

– As can be seen, a new school is going to be built on this site.

As seen, a new school will be built in this area.

11. S + point(s)/ pointed out (to sb) + that Clause

Point out means to show, to show. This sentence is used when you want to give your opinion or comment about an event, phenomenon…

Ex: She point out that he was wrong

She pointed out that he was wrong.

twelfth. It is/was evident to someone + that Clause

This is an affirmative sentence with the implication: For someone, it is certain that something/something/someone does something, happens…..

Ex: It was evident to them that someone gave him a hand to finish it.

They were certain that someone had given him a helping hand to get it done.

13. What + Subject + Verb + is/was + (that) + Subject + Verb +….

This sentence is used to express: From what has happened / done / is thought … means…

Ex: – What was said was (that) she had to leave

What was said indicated that she had to go.

– What I want you to do is that you take more care of yourself

What I want you to do is you take care of yourself more.

14. Noun + Is + what + sth + is all about

Sentence structure is used to indicate the main purpose, the main result that a problem / something brings.

Ex: Entertainment is what football is all about

Entertainment is the main point of football. / Football is mainly used for entertainment.

15. Subject + tobe (just) + what Subject + Verb…

Sentences to emphasize an idea, problem or thing that a person is interested in, wants to do.

Ex: – It was just what I wanted

That’s what I want.

– You are what God brings into my life

You are what God brought into my life.

16. Verb-ing +sth + tobe + Adjective – if not impossible

Sentences used to describe actions that have a very low chance of success. Commonly used adjs are diffifult, hard, dangerous, risky…

Ex: Traveling alone into a jungle is adventurous – if not impossible

Going alone into the woods is dangerous – if not impossible.

17. There + tobe + no + Noun + nor + Noun

Emphasis: There is no ….and no…

Ex: There is no food nor water

No food nor water.

18. There isn’t/wasn’t time to Verb / tobe + Adjective

Meaning: Not in time, not enough time to do anything

Ex: There wasn’t time to identify what was was

Not enough time to realize what it was.

19. Subject + may + put on a + Adjective + front but inside + Subject + Adjective

Describe the meaning: It looks like this on the outside, but it’s different on the inside.

Ex: You may put on a brave front but inside you are scared and anxious

On the outside, you may be a brave person, but on the inside you are also afraid and anxious.

20. Subject + see oneself + V-ing…

Sentence used to describe someone who has the opportunity to enjoy or do something.

Ex: You can see yourself riding a cable-car in San Francisco

You have the opportunity to ride the cable car in San Francisco.


With the above 20 commonly used structures, you can easily conquer high scores in the IELTS exam with Writing and Speaking sections. However, you also need to practice proficiently to achieve better learning efficiency.

IELTS Fighter recommends combining with the set IELTS Vocabulary often used with Big topic in IELTS Writing synthesized by Mr. SIMON will promote better efficiency. In addition, do not forget to follow articles and share on Vietnam’s leading IELTS preparation website IELTS-Fighter.com to learn better!

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