IELTS is a tough exam that tests your ability to paraphrase in the English language. Simply put, IELTS tests your ability to be flexible in the English language by testing how well you are able to use words with the same meaning to say something in a different way. This skill is tested across all four section of the exam, especially in IELTS Reading.
To succeed at IELTS you have to develop an IELTS mindset and work on developing your vocabulary and flexibility with synonyms.
Here is a link to a helpful article that will show you how to effectively achieve this is a relatively short space of time:
I have put together a great resource for you to begin practicing synonyms for the IELTS exam. Use this vocabulary deck to practice synonyms and be as well prepared as you can be! COMMON SYNONYMS FOR IELTS ACADEMIC AND GENERAL TRAINING: