Procrastinate – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Procrastinate – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Procrastinate: (Verb) /proʊˈkræstɪneɪt/

Definition:

To delay doing something that you ought to do, usually because you do not want to do it

Synonyms: 

Delay, Postpone, Put off

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“People often procrastinate when it comes to paperwork.”
“His successors were less committed and procrastinated interminably.”
“The judge procrastinated, but eventually the tabloids had their sport.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Just as she had put off ringing Livingstone until it was too late, so she procrastinated with regard to contacting Gwen.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: functional, consisted, underestimate, methodical, involvement, proceed, structural, assess, definition, procrastinate.

  1. The power station should be fully _______________ by the end of the year.
  2. The boys’ suppers for the three days they went camping together _______________ of hamburgers, chocolate bars and potato chips.
  3. The government has said that construction of the factory will not be allowed to _______________ until changes are made to reduce the impact on the environment.
  4. The police have as yet no proof of his _______________ in the robbery.
  5. The building suffered significant _______________ damage during the earthquake.
  6. She is very slow and _______________ in her work, but she certainly does an excellent job.
  7. The company is required to do an _______________ of the environmental damage that would be done to the area before beginning the project.
  8. Accordingly, we had to _____________, as we had done over the Supreme Soviet Deputies’ visit to Britain.
  9. Research shows that people usually _______________ the amount of time it will take them to learn a second language.
  10. According to anthropologists, there appears to be a universal _______________ of human beauty.

Answer keys:

  1. functional.
  2. consisted.
  3. proceed.
  4. involvement.
  5. structural.
  6. methodical.
  7. assessment.
  8. procrastinate.
  9. underestimate.
    10.definition.

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