Erratic – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Erratic – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Erratic: (Adjective) /ɪˈrætɪk/

 Definition:

something that is erratic does not follow any pattern or plan but happens in a way that is not regular

Synonyms: 

Abnormal, Arbitrary, Bizarre

Collocation:

With noun: erratic behaviour

 Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Often the only striking feature of such a representation is the very erratic behaviour of the observations in relation to time.”
“Dorman-Smith’s erratic behaviour had exasperated him already.”
“In his collection of the works of contemporaries Scott’s policy was more erratic.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The results of the rest of the sale were wildly erratic with 36 percent left unsold.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

circumspect, erratic, tournament, soulful, circumstances, motivation

  1. Modelling several series at the same time is more appropriate in certain ………………………..
  2. She mothered all of them in a way that Jennie could not now she was becoming more ………………
  3. Economic constraints or limitations can be overcome given a sufficiently high………………to do well by the individual entrepreneur.
  4. He looked at Louis, who stood aside watching Jambo out of wounded, …………….. eyes.
  5. Eighteen teams competed in the annual ………………….. over three nights at Barlaston.
  6. Walesa was …………………………… in discussing his political actions.

Answer keys:

  1. circumstances
  2. erratic
  3. motivation
  4. soulful
  5. tournament
  6. circumspect

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