Being able to paraphrase (express the same meaning using different words) is a very useful skill for the IELTS writing test, but it can also help you identify answers in the reading and listening. Here are some sentences that have been rephrased. Before you click the ‘Show paraphrase’ button, see if you can think of other ways the same information could be expressed.
NOTE: This page will be added to regularly, but if you want to post a sentence below, we will add it to the list with a rephrased version!
1. Relatively few people actually know what the festival of Mai-son represents.
2. There is little doubt that some customs should be upheld.
3. Only a minority of people know how to prepare food properly for a hangi.
4. Traditions are lost as popular culture dominates almost all of our free time.
5. All but a few New Zealanders have heard of the haka or seen it performed.
6. The number of Maori speakers is not insignificant.
7. It is unlikely that cultural misconceptions will ever be completely overcome.
8. It is far from inconceivable to imagine a world where most people speak English