Seek – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Seek – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Seek: (Verb) /siːk/

Definition:

(formal) to try to achieve or get something

Synonyms: 

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Collocations: 

With noun: seek refuge/asylum/ shelter/ revenge/ damages/ compensation

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“Thousands of people crossed the border, seeking refuge from the war.”
“He sought revenge against Surkov for separating him from his wife and son.”

For IELTS Writing:
“It takes courage for parents to permit themselves to be vulnerable and seek psychological help.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: regulate, elements, constructed, seek, appropriate, traditions, maintain, impact, community, potential. 

  1. Changes in the American economy generally have a serious _______________ on our economy here in Canada.
  2. Most immigrants to Canada try to preserve the culture and _______________ of their home country for their children.
  3. Water and salt both work to _______________ the water content of the body.
  4. People in this _______________ want to keep the area safe for children to play in..
  5. I don’t really think that it is _______________ to wear jeans to the office.
  6. The Great Wall of China was _______________ to keep out enemy invaders.
  7. There are 109 different _______________ in the Periodic Table in chemistry.
  8. Tian Hsu works hard to _______________ close friendships with the students she studied with in London.
  9. My great-grandfather came to Boston to _______________ his fortune in the early 1800s.
  10. Scientists are only beginning to recognize the _______________ benefits of using ocean tides as a source of endless, clean energy.

Answer key
1. impact
2. traditions
3. regulate
4. community
5. appropriate
6. constructed
7. elements
8. maintain
9. seek
10.potential

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