Updated: Oct 15, 2018
One of the most commonly used words in the IELTS essays I have assessed as an IELTS examiner and when preparing candidates for IELTS is 'people'. Every other sentence is 'Some people think... Other people feel... etc. In order to score highly on Lexical Resource, you need to have a range of vocabulary and even better if you can use less commonly used lexical items such as 'wheelchair users'. When you are writing an IELTS Task 1 or 2, every time you start to write the word 'people' see if you can think of an alternative with 'user'.