Reaffirm – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Reaffirm – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing 

Reaffirm /ˌriːəˈfɜːm/ (Verb)

Meaning:

to formally state an opinion, belief, or intention again, especially when someone has questioned you or expressed a doubt

Synonyms:

Reiterate, Restate

Collocations:

Reaffirm commitment

Examples:

  • The party reaffirmed its commitment to nuclear disarmament.
  • The government has reaffirmed that education is a top priority.
  • Teachers reaffirm their commitment to their pupils and schools.
  • The participating States reaffirm that freedom of expression is a human right and a basic component of a democratic society.

Exercises:

Try to use this word “reaffirm” in your speech

Describe a time that you and your friend had a disagreement.

You should say:

  • When this happened
  • Who you disagreed with
  • What you and your friend argued about
    and if you two solved the disagreement in the end.

Sample Essay

Well, recently I had a disagreement with one of my close friends. We were planning a long travel to the South several days later, but we were not sure how many people went there together. I suggested that we just went on the trip with two or three people together because it would be very difficult to organise the trip to meet different people’s needs. But my friend insisted that we should go with a group of people because it would be more fun and secure. I admitted his opinion was reasonable but didn’t want to compromise as I didn’t want to take a risk to plan everything for so many people in such unfamiliar place, and I thought he didn’t care.

Ultimately, after the endless disagreement and even quarrels, I found myself couldn’t express myself well and became more and more frustrated and less effective at explaining my feelings. So I left him that day without any results. The next day, after I calmed down again, I sent him a text message to tell him what I was concerning, attempting to reaffirm my opinion without angry or overly emotional exchanges. Finally, he replied to me that he understood my consideration now, and agreed with my plan.

  • Quarrels: an angry argument or disagreement

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