One important type of grammar to use in the IELTS writing test is an ‘if sentence’, sometimes called a ‘conditional’ or an ‘if clause’. These are incredibly flexible and once you know how to use them, you will be able to use them in almost any IELTS essay you write. There are four main types of these which are called zero, first, second and third. Each of these has a different grammatical structure and expresses something different.
If you’re studying for the IELTS exam, you probably already know that you need to use a range of different types of grammar. However, you might not know that some types of grammar are better than others when it comes to scoring a band seven, band eight or even a band nine in the IELTS test. On this page, I’m going to share one way you can improve your grammar: using because to start a sentence.