Superfluous – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Superfluous – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Superfluous: (Adjective) /suːˈpɜːrfluəs/

Definition:

more than is needed or wanted

Synonyms: 

Unnecessary, Excessive, Redundant

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“We’re cutting out superfluous layers of managers.”
” I take issue with the view that district ethics committees are superfluous once central committees have approved a multicentre project.

For IELTS Writing:
“Loss of active swimming habits may have rendered the complex suture lines superfluous.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: thesis,superfluous, voluntarily, converted, priority, disposal, files, intervene, hierarchy, chemistry, stimulated.

  1. The boss was obliged to __________ in the dispute between the secretary and the receptionist because they weren’t getting any work done.
  2. My computer crashed, and I lost a bunch of important __________.
  3. The main __________ of this government is to get the economy back in good shape.
  4. New firefighters go through a series of __________ fires as part of their training.
  5. The hospital is responsible for the __________ of unneeded blood products.
  6. In March of 1995, the only Nigerian military ruler to have __________ handed over power to elected civilians was arrested.
  7. British society seems to have conserved a bit of the traditional class __________ which never really took hold over here in America.
  8. Her prof sent back her __________ with a few pages of recommendations for improvements.
  9. Pollution in our environment is actually changing the __________ of large bodies of water.
  10. During digestion, the starches and sugars in the food you eat are __________ to glucose, a sugar that your body uses for energy.
  11. Nature abhors the _____________, yet is constrained to produce the seemingly extravagant.

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