In IELTS it’s important to demonstrate a range of language.
I’ve banned discouraged my students from using the following:
- Good ❌
- Bad ❌
- Things ❌
- Stuff ❌
- Nice ❌
Of course native speakers use these all the time. I’m guilty of this too – I had a nice weekend, my lunch was good, and I need to pick up some things from the supermarket later…
Try, instead, to find a topic specific word or a high quality synonym.
Be aware of your usage of these words as you prepare for the exam.
As you build your vocabulary you’ll be able to find suitable alternatives.
Tip: Remember to review vocabulary regularly, and, of course, use it in your speaking and writing practice.