IELTS Vocabulary

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  1. straightforward
    • easy to understand or simple
    • Just follow the signs to Bradford - it's very straightforward
    • He explained quite straightforwardly that there wasn't enough work for us all.
  2. prone
    • likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic
    • He was prone to depressions even as a teenager.
  3. mode of transport
    • means of transport
    • transport modality
    • form of transport
  4. travel
  5. clumsy
    • awkward in movement or manner
    • The first mobile phones were heavy and clumsy to use, but nowadays they are much easier to handle
  6. consumption
    • use
    • utilization
  7. debunk
    • to show that something is less important, less good or less true than it has been made to appear
    • The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.
  8. subvert
    • to try to destroy or damage something, especially an established political system
    • The rebel army is attempting to subvert the government.
  9. hidrance
    • something which makes it more difficult for you to do something or for something to develop.
    • I've never considered my disability a hindrance, but other people have.
  10. frivolous
    • describes an activity or object which is silly or not important rather than useful or serious
    • think he sees her as a frivolous young woman
  11. over-enthusiastic
  12. divert large amounts of leisure time
  13. simplistic to assert that
  14. nowadays
    • at the present time, in comparison to the past
    • Nowadays, I bake my own bread rather than buy it.
  15. different parties
    these bodies
  16. results
  17. sycled in and out of...
  18. often seems to fall short of expectations
  19. frightening
    It is frightening to think what might happen if she left him.
  20. relates to
    the difference relates to
  21. to do research
  22. do it
    they do this
  23. test with
    tested on
  24. huge impact on
  25. whereas
    • compared with the fact that; but
    • He must be about sixty, whereas his wife looks about thirty.
  26. suggested that
  27. 22nd December
    22 of December
  28. children take by granted
    children take for granted
  29. enourmous quanyity of time
    enourmous amount of time
  30. becoming more impatiance
    becoming more impatient
  31. schools should also do assigments
    schools should also set assigments
  32. focus in
    focus on
  33. how to use well computers
    how to use computers well
  34. have a careful look to the school's
    have a careful look at the school's
  35. doing outside activities
    doing outdoor activities
  36. government
  37. let's
    let us
  38. this event happened because
    this situation has come about because...
  39. this was how a lot of countries...
    subsequently/therefore a lot of countries
  40. being bilingual
    with English as a second language
  41. this meant
  42. as a guarantee
  43. students are deciding
    students are now choosing
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IELTS Vocabulary
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