IELTS writing: Lexical Resources

I have graded thousand of Asian students' papers, and Lexical Resource is always the weakest part for most of them.

Lexical Resource
This area looks at your choice of words. The marker will look at whether the right words are used and whether they are used at the right time in the right place and in the right way. To get a good mark here, the word choice should not only be accurate but wide ranging, natural and sophisticated.

if you want to get 7, for the lexical resource part you need to :

  • uses a sufficient range of vocabulary to allow some flexibility and precision
  • uses less common lexical items with some awareness of style and collocation
  • may produce occasional errors in word choice spelling and/or word formation

here is a student work, and how do you think about the lexical resource part of this essay?

Nowadays many people think that sports stars are attracting too much public attention and earning too much money. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

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