Plethora – Word Of The Day For IELTS

word of the day - plethora
word of the day - plethora

Plethora – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Plethora: (Noun) /ˈpleθərə/

Definition:

a very large number of something, usually more than you need

Synonyms: 

Abundance, Excess, Plenty

Collocations:

A plethora of something

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“The plethora of morning news and business shows can make certain stories round-the-clock assignments.”
“Despite a plethora of changes, the new models are just £295 more than the cars they replace.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Whatever the reason, the plethora of choices has increased the brutally competitive environment for fast-food restaurants in the past year.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: plethora, bulk, team, qualitative, concurrent, matures, norms, accommodate, route, diminished.

  1. Your left lung is smaller than the right to _______________ the space taken up by your heart.
  2. When a shrimp is first born, it is male, and it gradually evolves to female as it _______________.
  3. The gas company was able to _______________ the pipeline under our flower garden without having to dig up our yard at all.
  4. _______________ with his pop music career, Paul McCartney has also written an opera and a book of poetry, and put on an exhibition of his paintings.
  5. The wedding banquet included a ______________ of oysters piled almost three feet high.
  6. Beirut is a major seaport, and handles the _______________ of Lebanon’s imports and exports.
  7. A _______________ of doctors worked for over 12 hours to replace the baby’s diseased heart.
  8. Since this latest scandal, there has been a _______________ change in the public’s level of trust in the prime minister.
  9. The threat of war has _______________ now that the government has withdrawn its troops from the disputed territory.
  10. Playing games helps children to learn both social _______________ and social skills.

Answer key:

  1. accommodate
  2. matures
  3. route
  4. concurrent
  5. plethora.
  6. bulk.
  7. team.
  8. qualitative.
  9. diminished.
  10. norms.

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