Tantamount – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Tantamount – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Tantamount: (Adjective) /ˈtæntəmaʊnt/

Definition:

if an action, suggestion, plan etc is tantamount to something bad, it has the same effect or is almost as bad

Synonyms: 

Identical, Commensurable

Collocations: 

be tantamount to something

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“A simple error of judgement was tantamount to artistic suicide.”
“Critics say the arrangement is tantamount to a dictatorship.”
“For campaign strategists, this was tantamount to spinning straw into gold”

For IELTS Writing:
“At its worst, the life of faith is portrayed in a way that it is tantamount to spiritual repression.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: consequences, commissioned, distinct, journal, positive, focus, text, secure, affected, regions.

  1. The local government has _______________ a study to see if it is worth trying to save some of the old historic buildings downtowns.
  2. The results of the experiment were published in an important chemistry _______________.
  3. You are trying to do too many things at once. It would be better to just _______________ on one thing in order to do it properly.
  4. His job doesn’t pay very well, but it is very _______________, so he doesn’t really want to give it up.
  5. In some _______________ of Canada, winter lasts more than half the year.
  6. He broke the law, and now he has to face the _______________ of his actions.
  7. Japan covers four _______________ climate zones, from the tropics of Okinawa to the snow country of the far north.
  8. Her brother has just tested _______________ for AIDS, so she is very upset.
  9. In Michael’s mind it was _____________ to mutiny and he would not stand for anyone disagreeing with him.
  10. The economy of Canada has been _______________ a great deal by the Asian economic crisis.

Answer keys: 

  1. commissioned
  2. journal
  3. focus
  4. secure
  5. regions
  6. consequences
  7. distinct
  8. positive
  9. tantamount
    10.affected

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