Consensus – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Consensus – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Consensus: (Noun) /kənˈsensəs/

Definition:

An opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts

Synonyms: 

Agreement, Accord, Consent.

Collocations:

With verbs: reach/ achieve/ build/ grow/ reflect/ seek a consensus.
With adjectives: national/ international/ clear/ moral/ political/ scientific/ social/ strong consensus
With nouns: consensus estimate/ politic/ view/ sequence

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“The international consensus seems to be that any return will be only to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.”
“Be that as it may, there now exists a political consensus in favour of the complete monetary integration of the Community.”
“There is unlikely to be a consensus view amongst the parents or even in the staff room about standards in these matters.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Then you achieve consensus that the illegal traffic in marijuana, cocaine and heroin, principally, creates its own trillion-dollar economy”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: consensus, constitutes, identify, occurred, issue, derived, theorists, process, assumed, sector.

  1. It is important to learn a _______________ which will help you to guess the meaning of new vocabulary from context.
  2. Many words in English are _______________ from French.
  3. The accident _______________ about 9:00 this morning.
  4. An important _______________ under discussion in the world of sport today is the participation of professional athletes in the Olympic Games.
  5. Jobs in the tourism _______________ have risen by over 5% this year.
  6. The problem is compounded by the lack of clear __________ about the purpose or even the nature of education.
  7. When you didn’t come to work I just _______________ that you were sick.
  8. The woman was unable to _______________ the man who stole her purse because it had been too dark at the time of the robbery.
  9. Canada’s aboriginal population _______________ a small but important part of our country.
  10. Many _______________ now believe that vocabulary development is even more important than grammar study for second language learners.

Answer keys:

  1. process.
  2. derived.
  3. occurred.
  4. issue.
  5. sector.
  6. consensus.
  7. assumed.
  8. identify.
  9. constitutes.
  10. theorists.

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