Adversity – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Adversity – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Adversity: (Noun) /ədˈvɜːrsəti/

Definition:

a situation in which you have a lot of problems that seem to be caused by bad luck

Synonyms: 

Calamity, Catastrophe, Disaster

Collocations: 

With verb: face/ overcome adversity

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“At one time or other, we all face adversity.”
“This is an uplifting story of triumph by a black woman who overcame adversity and became an inspiration for millions.”
“If you have faced adversity, learn from those troubled times and begin again.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Childhood adversities also affect parenting indirectly through their effects on choice of spouse.”

Exercise:

Complete the sentences with suitable words below

adversity, journalism, economic, geography, archaeology, architectural.

  1. Discovering the Early Civilizations By the 1880s, then, many of the ideas underlying modern …………………. had been developed.
  2. Have you seen a copy of the …………………………..plan for the new building?
  3. The people are brave, resilient, humorous, friendly in the face of great change and ………………………….
  4. The government has a good ………………………….. policy. I’m sure the recession will be over soon.
  5. I’m studying ………………………….. I’ve always wanted to be a political writer.
  6. I’m not very familiar with the …………………………..of that part of the world.

Answer keys:

  1. archaeology
  2. architectural
  3. adversity
  4. economic
  5. journalism
  6. geography

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