Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Useful Words: Rating or Reviewing

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Writing a review presupposes making judgments and rating, say, a service, establishment or work of art. For ESL / EFL exam-takers, this means having to come up with a variety of words that qualify what is being described, something which might present problems since making more than one assessment in such pieces of writing is the norm.

If words used to assess something are repeated, then candidates cannot expect to receive a satisfactory grade (at least in terms of their lexical ability and range). Using less formal words is also frowned upon.

Therefore, this list should serve as a brief catalog of go-to words aimed at digging students out of the proverbial hole they might find themselves in during the Writing section of an English exam.

The list has been divided into three categories: saying something is terrific, so-so and terrible.





Adjectives used to rate something


 Terrific

 So-so

 Terrible

 first-rate
 second-rate
 third-rate
 superb
 bland
 tragic
 outstanding
 mediocre
 appalling
 out of this world
 amateurish
 excruciating
 unforgettable
 uninspiring
 wooden
 gripping
 run-of-the-mill
 disastrous
 compelling
 predictable
 poor
 engaging
 overrated
 dreadful
 captivating
 satisfactory
 frightful
 riveting
 adequate
 tedious
 witty
 reasonable
 atrocious
 hilarious
 patchy
 tedious
 exceptional
 tolerable
 substandard







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