Defence – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Defence – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Defence: (Noun) /dɪˈfɛns/

Definition:

the act of protecting something or someone from attack

Synonyms: 

Aegis, Armor, Arms

Collocations: 

With adjective: civil/ foreign/ good/ national/ only defence
With noun: budget/ counsel/ expenditure/ force/ industry/ mechanism/ system/ policy
With verb: provide/ spend defence

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Ony the defence budget will see the benefit of prosperity”
“There is already tension over the controversial national missile defence system.”

For IELTS Writing:
“These difficulties were greatly exacerbated by poor civil defence planning.”

Exercise:

Complete the summary using words from the list below: aquatic, arrays, defence, fells, habitats, intercepts, myriad, vegetation.

The logging industry ………1………. trees to get the wood that is used to make many products. This practice has ………….2………….. effects on the environment. The natural …………3…………. of many terrestrial and aquatic animals are damaged. Trees protect the environment in many ways. They are an effective …………4…………. against both air pollution and soil erosion.

Answer key
1. fells
2. myriad
3. habitats
4. defence

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