Deduce – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Deduce- Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Deduce: (Verb) /dɪˈdjuːs/

Definition:

To use the knowledge and information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion about it

Synonyms: 

Glean, Surmise, Conclude

Collocations: 

Deduce from/ that

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“From her son’s age, I deduced that her husband must be as least 60.”
“What did Darwin deduce from the presence of these species?”

For IELTS Writing:
“From this, it is deduced that the lexicon provides adequate but not complete coverage.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: valid, relies, excluded, locate, deduce, specify, initial, philosophy, convened, components.

  1. Psychologists have observed that most of the process of forgetting occurs soon after _______________ exposure.
  2. We didn’t have time to finish our discussion of the issue so an additional meeting will be _______________ tomorrow morning.
  3. The various _______________ are manufactured by different suppliers around the world and assembled in our factory in Mexico.
  4. My parking pass is only _______________ for another week.
  5. The police say the evidence to this point does not _______________ the possibility that the victim was murdered.
  6. Rescue forces have as yet been unable to _______________ the plane that crashed into the forest yesterday evening.
  7. He doesn’t have a car so he always _______________ on his friends to give him a lift when they go out.
  8. Western _______________ was largely founded on the writings of Plato and Aristotle.
  9. The detectives were able to _______________ valuable information about the killer through careful examination of the murder scene.
  10. The television report stated that many people had died, but didn’t _______________ the exact number.

Answer key
1. initial
2. convened
3. components
4. valid
5. exclude
6. locate
7. relies
8. philosophy
9. deduce
10.specify

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