Reinforce – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Reinforce – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Reinforce: (Verb) /ˌriː.ɪnˈfɔːs/

Definition:

To give support to an opinion, idea or feeling, and make it stronger.

Synonyms:

Support, bolster, build up.

Collocations:

Strongly/simply/mutually reinforce.

Example

For IELTS Speaking:
“The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching.”
“He used hand gestures to reinforce what he was saying.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Caring for animals is not sentimentality – it reinforces our respect for life.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: crucial, appended, reinforced, highlighted, clarify, intense, theme, visually, dramatically, plus.

  1. Let me _______________ what I meant by putting it another way.
  2. The opposition leader’s speech _______________ the need for an increase in health care spending in our province.
  3. The media often _______________ stereotypes regarding minorities.
  4. There are over 20 pages of grammar notes _______________ to the dictionary.
  5. The number of young people starting smoking dropped _______________ when the government raised taxes on cigarettes by over 10%.
  6. The twin attributes of language and culture have been _______________ in enabling the human species to adapt to a wide range of conditions and environments.
  7. Peace is the dominant _______________ in Islam; peace with Allah, with one’s soul, with family and friends, and with all living creatures.
  8. Four people have died in the _______________ cold which has hit Southern Ontario and Quebec this past weekend.
  9. Crocodiles and alligators sometimes communicate _______________ through body language.
  10. The ability to speak a foreign language is a real _______________ in today’s job market.

 

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