Astounding – Word Of The Day For IELTS

word of the day - astounding
word of the day - astounding

Astounding – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Astounding: (Adjective) /əˈstaʊndɪŋ/

Definition:

so surprising that it is almost impossible to believe

Synonyms: 

Surprising, Extraordinary, Amazing

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“But Christopher was playing happily in hospital last night after making an astounding recovery.”

“One of them constructed the astounding rock-hewn churches at Lalibela.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Webster’s try midway through the first half was well-taken coming on the end of an astounding burst by prop Huw Williams-Jones.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: coincidence, integral, converse, militarized, unification, insubordination, unrestrained, portion, erosion, assurances .

  1. The economic _______________ of Europe has brought about a higher level of overall prosperity.
  2. The private was called before the general, and severely reprimanded for _______________ after questioning an officer’s command.
  3. Despite repeated _______________ that they would never raise taxes, the government increased personal income taxes within a year of being elected.
  4. Scientists tell us that due to _______________, Niagara Falls will disappear in 22,800 years.
  5. Making mistakes is an _______________ and essential part of the learning process.
  6. It was quite a _______________ that my neighbour and I both went to Disneyland on the same day.
  7. The opposition has been _______________ in its criticism of the government’s economic policy.
  8. The boy threw out his arm at __________________ speed and touched her face.
  9. Certain parts of the city are _______________ zones which only authorized personnel can enter.
  10. Many women and children in the north of Sudan spend a large _______________ of their day finding enough water to keep themselves and their animals alive.

Answer keys:

  1. unification
  2. insubordination
  3. assurances
  4. erosion
  5. integral
  6. coincidence
  7. unrestrained
  8. astounding
  9. militarized
  10. portion

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