Language is made up of chunks (see Michael Lewis – The Lexical Approach).
Like bricks that you put together, pieces of language fit together to make sentences. This is how we all use language. Learning fixed expressions and how they work will make you a more powerful writer.
…and it’s easy.
Download a copy of the fixed expressions worksheet and complete the tasks here academic-fixed-expressions-for-ielts
More fixed expressions from around the web
Nice Fixed Expressions Quiz with a video from ESL about
Good Expressions explained from Study Lib
Here’s an awesome audio on fixed expressions from Luke’s English Podcast
For more help with your IELTS writing, check out Richard L King’s Teach yourself IELTS writing