Banter – Word Of The Day For IELTS


Banter – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Banter: (Noun) /ˈbæntər/


friendly conversation in which people make a lot of jokes with, and amusing remarks about, each other.


Conversation, Discussion, Chat


For IELTS Speaking:
“At first the other orderlies had merely seized upon it as an excuse for extra banter.”
“But his banter was a way of distracting attention from the issue at hand.”
“The good-natured banter between them excluded Marie.”

For IELTS Writing:
“He usually leaves most of his talking for the court, where he likes to hound opponents with defiant banter.”


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

  1. Employees stayed late every night to drink from the open bar and ______ about advertising concepts with their mentor.
  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 keys:

  1. banter
  2. traditions
  3. regulate
  4. community
  5. appropriate
  6. constructed
  7. elements
  8. maintain
  9. seek

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