Distinct – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Distinct – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Distinct: (Adjective) /dɪˈstɪŋ(k)t/

Definition:

clearly different or belonging to a different type

Synonyms: 

Dissimilar, Distinctive, Particular

Collocations: 

With adverb: as/ entirely/ less/ more/ quite/ so/ very distinct
With noun: distinct advantage/ area/ category/ class/ form/ group/ impression/ kind/ lack/ society/ type/ species

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“The learning needs of the two groups are quite distinct from each other.”
“Cities have a distinct advantage over school and special districts.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The motivational system of a higher organism is complex, comprising several distinct types of mechanism expressed through differing behavioural means.”

Exercise:

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

  1. The local government has _______________ a study to see if it is worth trying to save some of the old historic buildings downtowns.
  2. The results of the experiment were published in an important chemistry _______________.
  3. You are trying to do too many things at once. It would be better to just _______________ on one thing in order to do it properly.
  4. His job doesn’t pay very well, but it is very _______________, so he doesn’t really want to give it up.
  5. In some _______________ of Canada, winter lasts more than half the year.
  6. He broke the law, and now he has to face the _______________ of his actions.
  7. Japan covers four _______________ climate zones, from the tropics of Okinawa to the snow country of the far north.
  8. Her brother has just tested _______________ for AIDS, so she is very upset.
  9. The professor’s lecture just repeated what is written in our assigned _______________.
  10. The economy of Canada has been _______________ a great deal by the Asian economic crisis.

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

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