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