今次我想同大家分享IELTS writing 句型。
以下將會分享常用的IELTS writing 句型。
It is true that + SVO, but + SVO.
E.g It is true that land reclamation is an effective solution to the shortage of land, but we cannot neglect the severity of land reclamation to the environment.
It is generally believed that……(大家普遍認為)
E.g. It is generally believed that students should arrive at school on time.
In order to / So as to…….. (為了 …….)
E.g. In order to (So as to) raise the awareness of environmental protection, the government should convey the message about the importance of the environment to the general public via education.
Alternative: The government convey the message about the importance of the environment to the general public via education in order to (So as to) raise the awareness of environmental protection.
Not only, but also (不但，而且)
E.g. Not only does the government put forward different policies to improve the environment, but citizens are also able to take action to protect the environment.
However, naysayers may argue that……..
E.g. However, naysayers may argue that this is not a suitable solution.
It is no exaggeration that + SVO這絕無誇張
Example: It is no exaggeration that Michael Jordan is the greatest player in NBA history.
It is beyond all reasonable doubt that + SVO毫無疑問
Example: Despite the fact that the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is costly, it is beyond all reasonable doubt that it will be beneficial to our economic development.
It must be acknowledged that + SVO必須承認
Example: While China is the fastest-growing economy in the world, it must be acknowledged that the pollution problem in China is very serious.It is no exaggeration
It remains to be seen whether + SVO有待觀察
Example: It remains to be seen whether the Umbrella Movement will galvanize more youngsters to participate in politics.
This is a welcome development/ This is to be welcomed 這是受歡迎的進展
Example: In view of the serious juvenile unemployment problem, the government has provided more vocation training for teenagers. This is a welcome development.
This is something to be thankful for 這是值得欣慰的
Example: Although his parents died of cancer when he was very young, he did not give up himself. He is studying very hard now in pursuit of a bright future. This is something to be thankful for.
It is perfectly/crystal clear that + SVO這是顯而易見的
Example: It is perfectly clear that Tung Chee Hwa was responsible for the slump of the property market.
Someone/something should by no means + v. 沒有理由
Example: The plight of the underprivileged should by no means be neglected.
This is easier said than done 建議比實行容易
Example: Many people have suggested the government should provide more financial assistance for the underprivileged. However, this is easier said than done especially at a time when the government is still facing a fiscal deficit.
We must translate words into action 我們一定要將言語轉化為行動
Example: Many African countries are in dire straits. Developed countries must translate words into action to alleviate the problem of poverty in Africa.
The clock is ticking 時間已經無多
Example: The clock is ticking now. We have to take precautionary measures before the coming of the typhoon.
There is increasing/ample evidence that + SVO有更多/足夠證據顯示
Example: There is ample evidence that the competitiveness of Hong Kong has been undermined in recent years.
There is an argument to be made that + SVO 有論據要說明
Example: There is an argument to be made that we have to attract talents from the mainland of China to relieve the problem of ageing population.
Thanks to + n., + SVO由於
Example: Thanks to rapid economic development, we can enjoy higher living standard.
Another area which should be looked into is + n. 另一個需要留意的地方是
Example: In order to raise the morale of our staff, we can provide more medical welfare for them. Another area which should be looked into is their working environment.
It is a particular concern that + SVO這是特別值得關注的事
Example: It is a particular concern that many teenagers in Hong Kong are contaminated by violence and pornography.
There is little dispute that + SVO無可爭議
Example: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a charismatic president. His intelligence and determination helped the United States brave the storms of the Great Depression and the Second World War. There is little dispute that he was the greatest US president in the 20th century.
It is to be hoped + SVO可望
Example: The juvenile suicide problem has been a cause of great concern. It is to be hoped the government can provide more counseling services for our teenagers.
In the light of + n., + SVO根據…..
Example: In the light of HKDSE results, the mother tongue instruction policy proves to be a complete failure.
n. + has sounded alarm bells 這個問題已敲響警鐘
Example: The great income disparity between the rich and the poor in China has sounded alarm bells.
This is a step in the right direction 這是正確的方向
Example: In recent years, developed countries have been providing more financial assistance for developing counties. This is a step in the right direction.
It is a positive sign that + SVO這是好兆頭
Example: The increase in foreign investment is a positive sign that the competitiveness of China has been improving.
n. + is a case in point 這是很好的例子
Example: In recent years, many celebrities are embroiled in drug scandals. Jaycee Fong is a case in point.
The battle is far from over 戰役尚未完結
Example: Although the spread of tuberculosis has been curbed in recent decades, the battle is far from over as tuberculosis is still one of the most fatal diseases in the world.
Example: The United States and China want to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, the reality proves it is just wishful thinking as both North Korea and Iran always want to build nuclear weapons.
At a time when + SVO, + SVO在…的時間
Example: At a time when the relationship between China and Japan is deteriorating, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, should not visit Yasukuni Shrine.
Something (incident, pain…..) is still fresh in our collective memory這件事仍歷歷在目
Example: Although Nanking Massacre happened 72 years ago, this incident is still fresh in our collective memory.
It is a sobering reminder + that + SVO這是嚴肅的提醒
It is a sobering reminder of + n.
Example: The outbreak of atypical pneumonia in 2003 was a sobering reminder that our medical system was far from perfect.
It is a cause of great concern 這是引起廣大注意的話題
Example: Recently, the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome has been spreading rapidly in South Korea. This has been a cause of great concern for many people in Asia.
It is worth noting that + SVO值得留意
Example: While China’s economy has been growing at a staggering pace, it is worth noting that many people in China are still illiterate and impoverished.
It is worth remembering that + SVO 這是值得記住的一點
Example: Undeniably, Britain has bounced back from economic recession. Nevertheless, it is worth remembering that many people in Britain are still unemployed.
On a more positive note, + SVO 從正面看 = positively thinking,
Example: There is no doubt the government has committed many mistakes since the handover. But on a more positive note, it has made strenuous efforts to stimulate economic development
In the wake of + n., + SVO緊隨….之後
Example: In the wake of China’s implementation of open door policy, Hong Kong transformed from an industrial economy to an international financial centre.
In the aftermath of + n., + SVO緊隨….之後
Example: In the immediate aftermath of the exposure of the scandal, several officials resigned.
In a society where + SVO, + SVO 在….的社會裏
Example: In a society where wealth is the yardstick 基石of success, many people work industriously in pursuit of gaining social recognition.
It is a question of principle versus pragmatism 這是一個從原則與務實之間取捨的問題
Example: The argument on whether universal suffrage can be realized is in fact a question of principle versus pragmatism. If democrats want to improve their relations with the central government, they have to forswear their diehard approach and opt for a more moderate political reform.
This is a wake-up call of + n. 這是令人醒覺的警告
Example: This traffic accident killed three tourists and injured many. This is a wake-up call of the road safety in China.
This makes it all the more important for + sbdy + to + v.使…變得更重要
Example: The outbreak of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome makes it all the more important for us to raise our awareness of hygiene.
Our thoughts are with + n. 我們永遠懷念
Example: Our thoughts are with those soldiers who sacrificed for our motherland during the Second World War.
It is a tragic irony 這是悲劇性的諷刺
Example: While Japan is reputable for its economic affluence and technological advancements, its suicide rate is the highest in the world. It is really a tragic irony.
n. + is a far cry from + n. 與…大不相同
Example: The food in Britain is a far cry from the food in France.
n. + has been long an issue of debate 這長期成為討論的話題
Example: The harmful consequences of pathological gambling have long been an issue of debate.
With a view to + v.+ing, + SVO為了達到目的
Example: With a view to raising our competitiveness, we have to improve the education system.
Needless to say, + SVO 無須多講
Example: Needless to say, Hkgolden is the most hilarious online forum in Hong Kong.
仍未決定 / 仍未找到答案
The jury is still out on whether + SVO仍未決定 / 仍未找到答案
Example: The jury is still out on whether government intervention is effective in cooling down the sizzling property market.
There are clearly signs that + SVO有明顯的跡象顯示
Example: There are clearly signs that the stock market in China is overheating.
There are lessons to be drawn from + n.可以從…獲取教訓
Example: There are lessons to be drawn from the Cultural Revolution.
Something/Someone is to be commended 值得稱讚
Example: George Bush and Tony Blair were to be commended for their determination to fight terrorism.
n. + serves as a timely reminder of + n.是及時的提醒
Example: The ferry disaster serves as a timely reminder of the navigation safety in China.
n. + is a cautionary reminder + n.引起注意的提醒
Example: Widespread demonstrations in China are a cautionary reminder of the great income disparity between the rich and the poor.
There is no reason for complacency 沒有自滿的原因
Example: It must not be denied Hong Kong’s crime rate has been falling in recent years. Nevertheless, there is no reason for complacency. The police still have to make strenuous efforts to fight crimes.
It is more than ridiculous to + v.非常荒謬
Example: It is more than ridiculous to legalize prostitution.
The wounds/scars have not healed 創傷/疤痕尚未痊癒
Example: The traumatic experiences in his childhood have left indelible scars on his psyche. The scars still have not healed.
n+is an exercise of futility 徒勞無功的舉動
Example: Political and economic reforms in the Soviet Union were exercises of futility. The country eventually collapsed in 1991.
n + illustrates a chilling disregard for + n. 顯示出令人寒心的漠視
Example: The incompetence of the government in extirpating pollution illustrates its chilling disregard for the alarming problem.