Fleeting – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Fleeting – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Fleeting: (Adjective) /iˈleɪtɪd/

Definition:

lasting for only a short time

Synonyms: 

Short, Brief, Momentary

Collocation:

With noun: fleeting glimpse/ moment/ visit

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Rory had only seen fleeting glimpses of it, but enough to know it was there.”
“Love flared through her, she felt desire and sadness too because she knew this was a fleeting moment.”
“It was a fleeting visit, but in the best traditions of a charming Prince, he bowled them over.”

For IELTS Writing:
“A specific point of view of a space, in a fleeting moment of time, could be held in utter stillness.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

strategic, elated, fleeting, depressed, lawful, phenomenon.

  1. ……………………. with the election victory, the crowd waved banners and chanted
  2. At other times, he suffered serious infections and pneumonia and became very …………………….
  3. For one …………………. moment, Paula allowed herself to forget her troubles.
  4. They can be changed only by agreement or by the adjudication of a ………………… authority such as an international court
  5. Family sentiment linked to a particular place is not a modern …………………..
  6. In this competition, while a …………………… advantage lies with what exists, all tactical advantage is with the acceptable.

Answer keys:

  1. elated
  2. depressed
  3. fleeting
  4. lawful
  5. phenomenon
  6. strategic

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