Discrete – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Discrete – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Discrete: (Adjective) /dɪˈskriːt/

Definition:

clearly separate

Synonyms: 

Separate, Disconnected

Collocations: 

With noun: discrete entity/ unit

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“This is quite different to a group portrait, which is a well-defined, discrete entity that we can adopt unilaterally.”
“The structure now reflects the continuum rather than the discrete units we perceive.”
“They are an extension of his nuclear family but also a discrete entity.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The situation is different for native speakers of the language who automatically perceive the speech as being chopped up into discrete units.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: valid, discrete, excluded, located, deduce, specific, initially, philosophical, convened, component.

  1. Core and optional units do not have to be studied as ___________ units or in a set order.
  2. The world’s first female prime minister __________ came to power in Ceylon in 1960.
  3. By studying the handwriting, experts were able to __________ that the author of the ransom note was a left-handed Asian woman.
  4. Representatives of a number of countries __________ last month, and formalised agreements on free trade.
  5. The housing complex is conveniently __________ near a shopping plaza.
  6. We can describe most things in our environment at a variety of levels of abstraction, from very broad and general categories, to very narrow and __________ terms.
  7. The holiday message from the school principal __________ all references to religion.
  8. Research suggests that there is a strong, subjective __________ to the perception of beauty.
  9. My grandfather is very __________ about his illness; he certainly doesn’t want to die, but he says he has lived a long life, and isn’t afraid to go.
  10. My parking pass is only __________ for another week.

Answer keys:

  1. discrete
  2. initially
  3. deduce
  4. convened
  5. located
  6. specific
  7. exclude
    8. component
  8. philosophical
    10.valid

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