Empathy – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Empathy – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Empathy: (Noun) /ˈempəθi/

Definition:

the ability to understand other people’s feelings and problems

Synonyms: 

Sympathy, Appreciation, Warmth

Collocations:

Empathy with / for

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Both authors have the skill to make you feel great empathy with their heroines.”
“Sometimes I can handle it very well, other times I feel empathy with the gorilla house on a wet Thursday in February.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Barriers to empathy are created by some social structures and divisions, such as those of race, religion and class.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

morbid, empathy, habitable, panorama, momentary, mourning

  1. Many inner cities that were once treated as war zones have become pleasant and ………………… again.
  2. They have a very hard time saying no to ………………… pleasures, regardless of the risks or consequences.
  3. A father’s self-confidence and certainty were transformed into disorientation, self-doubt and a ………………… contemplation of death.
  4. The much smaller amount of work on older women represents them as in ………………….. for the same psychological characteristics.
  5. But the same ability to inspire and persuade through …………………… and trust can be and should be present in all organisations.
  6. From the plane window, the scene has the usual bleakness of an airport ………………

Answer keys:

  1. habitable
  2. momentary
  3. morbid
  4. mourning
  5. empathy
  6. panorama

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