Exorbitant – Word Of The Day For IELTS

WORD OF THE DAY - EXORBITANT

Exorbitant – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Exorbitant – /ɪɡˈzɔːbətənt/ (Adjective)

Meaning:

an exorbitant price, amount of money etc is much higher than it should be

Synonyms: 

Expensive, Astronomical, Costly, Pricey

Collocations:

  • Noun: Fee, Price, Rent

Examples:

  • The exorbitant fee caused an uproar in the land.
  • A few farmers even managed to do very well out of the exorbitant prices charged to urban residents for a few mouthfuls of grain.
  • When that failed they attempted an exorbitant rent so I intervened.

Exercises:

Try to use this word “exorbitant” in your speech

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic

Describe something you bought but you were not happy with. You should say:

  • What this thing is?
  • When did you buy it?
  • Why were you not happy with it?
  • How did you react?

Sample Answer:

Actually, in my life, I have performed many different transactions which give me both sense of satisfaction and discontent. However, if I have to pick out one item that really let me down, I would name the birthday cake that I bought for my sister two years ago. Now with reference to why I was not content with is, I suppose there was a combination of reasons here. One of them was its exorbitant price. On my sister’s birthday, I had an emergency at work, and it took me almost all day till 11 pm to resolve it. Although it cost me an arm and a leg to buy the cake, I still decided to take it since it was the only bakery shop stayed open that late. Everything would be fine if it tasted good, but unfortunately, the cake was of terrible quality. It tasted way too sweet and was not appetising at all. Thus, I was kind of regretful, choosing to purchase the cake instead of any other present for my sister. Actually, as I had to splash out on the cake and received almost nothing back, I tended to be more careful to make really sensible buying decision from that on.

  • Transaction (n): an instance of buying or selling something
  • Discontent (n): dissatisfaction, lack of contentment
  • Pick out (phrasal verb): to choose
  • Let someone down (expression): fail to support or help someone as they expected
  • With reference to (expression): about
  • Content (a): in a taste of peaceful happiness,
  • Cost an arm and a leg (idiom): be extremely expensive
  • Appetising (a): delicious
  • Splash out (phrasal verb): to spend a lot of money on something
  • Sensible (a): in accordance with wisdom and prudence

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