Consequence – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Consequence – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Consequence: (Noun) /ˈkɒnsɪkw(ə)ns/

Definition:

something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions.

Synonyms: 

Result, Outcome, Repercussions

Collocations: 

With adjective: adverse/ dire/ direct/ disastrous/ economic/ environmental/ financial/ important/ inevitable/ likely/ necessary/ negative/ possible/ practical/ social consequence
With verb: consider/ face/ suffer consequence

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“Many believe that poverty is a direct consequence of overpopulation.”
“He ate some poisonous mushrooms, with fatal consequences.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Marriage has social and economic consequences that extend beyond two people.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: consequences, commissioned, distinct, journalism, positive, focus, text, secure, affected, regions.

  1. Make sure you _______________ the boat with a good rope or it will float away.
  2. On November 3rd, 1507, the great Leonardo DaVinci was _______________ to paint the portrait that is known today as the Mona Lisa.
  3. We went on a wonderful tour of the wine-producing _______________ of British Columbia last summer.
  4. His outlook on life became much more _______________ once he found a job, and began getting a regular salary.
  5. The centre of the planet Earth is believed to consist of two _______________ parts, with a liquid outer core surrounding a solid inner core.
  6. The children were greatly _______________ by the divorce of their parents.
  7. If mankind fails to address the problem of pollution, future generations will face the terrible _______________ of our inaction.
  8. Sue is planning to study _______________, and hopes to become a television news reporter.
  9. My photos didn’t turn out very well. I think my hand must have been shaking a little bit because they’re all out of _______________.
  10. The Internet can be used to access huge amounts of information in the form of _______________, graphics, sound, and video.

Answer key
1. secure
2. commissioned
3. regions
4. positive
5. distinct
6. affected
7. consequences
8. journalism
9. focus
10.text

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