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Lesson summary:

Episode: 8

Part 2 of 3

In this lesson, the teacher continues with content from the previous class.

Important information:


  • Writing must only be submitted by email with your student ID Number to

  • Students should download the recommended books.

Essential Points

One advanced grammar pattern that can elevate the sophistication of your IELTS essay is the use of "Inversion." Inversion involves reversing the typical word order in a sentence for emphasis or stylistic reasons. It's particularly effective for creating a more formal tone and drawing attention to certain elements in your writing.

Here are a couple of ways you can incorporate inversion into your IELTS essay:

  1. Introductory Adverbial Phrases วลีผู้รับมือเบื้องต้น:

    By starting a sentence with an introductory adverbial phrase or clause, you can use inversion to emphasize the condition or circumstance.

    • Standard Word Order: IELTS scores have increased significantly in recent years.

    • Inverted: Not only have IELTS scores increased significantly in recent years, but they have also become a crucial factor for university admissions.

  2. Negative Adverbial Expressions นิพจน์กริยาที่เป็นลบ:

    Using negative adverbial expressions at the beginning of a sentence creates a more formal and impactful tone.

    • Standard Word Order: Rarely do individuals consider the long-term consequences of their actions.

    • Inverted: Seldom, if ever, do individuals consider the long-term consequences of their actions.

  3. Conditional Sentences - Inverted Condition ประโยคเงื่อนไข - เงื่อนไขที่กลับกลับ:

    • Standard Word Order: If governments implement stricter environmental policies, significant progress can be made.

    • Inverted: Were governments to implement stricter environmental policies, significant progress could be made.


Inverting the condition in a conditional sentence adds a layer of formality and complexity to your writing.

Try this exercise!

Complete the same activity using the same grammar and similar terminology to create a response for this activity. Then, submit your written response to your teacher by email at with your Student ID Number.

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