Reiterate – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Reiterate – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Reiterate: (Verb) /riˈɪtəreɪt/

Definition:

(formal) to repeat a statement or opinion in order to make your meaning as clear as possible

Synonyms: 

Restate, Repeat

Collocations: 

With noun: reiterate belief/ call/ commitment/ point/ view/ support

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“Graham came to San Francisco a week ago and reiterated his belief that homosexuality is a sin.”
“Responding, Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard reiterated that the government loans were repayable.”
“The first principle reiterates a point made earlier: although they favoured reform rather than punishment, this was not for humanitarian reasons.”

For IELTS Writing:
“They subscribe to it not for reasons of caprice, but because eminent judicial authority has reiterated the notion over the years.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: designing, reiterated, items, perceive, conducting, restricted, administered, final, chapter, survey.

  1. The government is _______________ tests of a drug that may prove useful in the fight against AIDS.
  2. During the experiment, the drug was _______________ to a monkey, and the results were studied.
  3. Clinton _____________ his interest Thursday during an afternoon meeting with the mayors at the White House.
  4. Children do not always _______________ the relationship between success and effort in the things they do.
  5. All the students were dressed up for the _______________ banquet.
  6. She is currently working on _______________ a new publicity campaign for the local department store.
  7. I read the first _______________ of the book last night, and it seems pretty good.
  8. You should make up a list of the _______________ you want to take with you on your trip.
  9. Traffic in these lanes is _______________ to vehicles with 3 or more passengers.
  10. A recent telephone _______________ of over 1,000 households revealed that over 70% of Canadian families now recycle.

Answer keys:

  1. conducting
  2. administered
  3. reiterated
  4. perceive
    5. final
    6. designing
  5. chapter
    8. items
  6. restricted
    10. survey

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