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Phase – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



  • This is an extremely important word for IELTS task 1 when you have a process to write about and you need a variation for stage.
  • It can be used as a verb, but it is much more common as a noun.

Some common word combinations

In task 1 when you are describing processes it is important to show the order of the process – which phase comes first, then, next etc

This process canbe divided into/includes 4 separate phases

In the initial/primary phase

The next phase is

There are four distinct/different phases

The final phase is

You also want to describe the details of each stage of the process as well. So you can try

This phase of the process involves

This stage of the process includes



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