IELTS tip ; Band 7 + | @IELTS_8
⭕️Band 7 vocabulary - "uses less common words with some awareness of style"
However, descriptors do not state that less common vocabulary must be used. They tell us at bands 6 and 7, candidates try to use such words.
Although 'less common'
vocabulary is mentioned, that does not mean you should use words that native speakers would rarely use. Words like ' bellicose
' are extremely rare in English usage, so using them in the test means you are not showing the "awareness of style"
needed for band 7