Coincidence – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Coincidence – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Coincidence: (Noun) /kəʊˈɪnsɪd(ə)ns/

Definition:

When two things happened at the same time, in the same place, or to the same people in a way that seems surprising or unusual.

Synonyms: 

Accident, Happening

Collocations: 

sheer, pure, mere, happy, lucky, fortunate, unfortunate, strange, curious, remarkable, amazing, extraordinary coincidence.

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“By coincidence, Jane and I both study at a University of Economics.”

“It was sheer coincidence that we were staying in the same hotel.

For IELTS Writing:
“It was a coincidence that three earthquakes happened across the world in one week.”

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 old woman claims to _______________ regularly with beings on another planet.
  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.

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