Metamorphosis – Word Of The Day For IELTS

WORD OF THE DAY - metamorphosis

Metamorphosis – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Metamorphosis: (Noun) /ˌmetəˈmɔːrfəsɪs/

Definition:

a process in which something changes completely into something very different

Synonyms: 

Transformation, Evolution, Conversion

Collocations:

With verb: Undergo

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Within the chrysalis the insect undergoes complete metamorphosis.”
“Those lacking confidence in their own scientific skills and knowledge, are undergoing a metamorphosis with a 20-day course at Teesside Polytechnic.”
“When this imperceptible metamorphosis took place, it would not be long before another marriage was arranged.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Books and movies appear to be undergoing the same kind of metamorphosis worldwide that is transforming the music business.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: intervene, voluntary, simulated, dispose, file, chemical, priority, thesis, hierarchy, metamorphosis.

  1. I don’t like to work overtime because my number one _______________ in life is to spend time with my children.
  2. It took me some time to undergo the _____________ from teacher to lecturer.
  3. Nuclear power plants produce a lot of dangerous waste that they continually need to _______________ of.
  4. Abraham Maslow defined a _______________ of needs which motivate man’s behaviour.
  5. He did an analysis of the way children learn language for his Master’s _______________.
  6. At least 100,000 different _______________ reactions occur in the normal human brain every second.
  7. The government has so far refused to _______________ in the transit strike.
  8. Could you please _______________ these documents for me?
  9. Using virtual reality, doctors can experiment with new procedures on _______________ patients.
  10. The muscles make _______________ or in_______________ movement of the body possible.

Answer keys:

  1. priority
  2. metamorphosis
  3. dispose
  4. hierarchy
  5. thesis
  6. chemical
  7. intervene
  8. file
  9. simulated
  10. voluntary

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