Debatable – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Debatable – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Debatable: (Adjective) /dɪˈbeɪtəbl/

Definition:

Not certain because people can have different ideas and opinions about the thing being discussed.

Synonyms: 

Controversial, Arguable, Questionable.

Collocations: 

Highly, Very debatable

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
This is a highly debatable point.”
“Whether he actually wanted that one was debatable, but he certainly acted pleased with it.”

For IELTS Writing:
It is highly debatable whether conditions have improved for low-income families.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: debatable, ethnicity, implications, retain, overall, commitment, labelled, prior, sums, apparently. 

  1. I wasn’t there, but _______________ it was a great party.
  2. The decision of the international trade commission has serious _______________ for the Canadian farming industry.
  3. Waste products are routinely _______________ as agricultural, industrial or municipal.
  4. Studies suggest that _______________, more people dream in black-and-white than in colour.
  5. Following the collapse of communism in Europe, the people of Serbia voted to _______________ their Socialist government.
  6. It is _______________ whether or not living together before marriage reduces the chance of divorce.
  7. She broke up with her boyfriend because he didn’t seem to want to make the _______________ to having a serious relationship.
  8. His _______________ is unclear; he has both Asian and African features.
  9. Despite its small size, Switzerland spends huge _______________ of money on aid to developing countries.
  10. He worked as a translator _______________ to becoming an ESL teacher.

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