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Build up Your Vocabulary for IELTS-Key Word:System

Build up Your Vocabulary for IELTS-Key Word:System

Key Word:System

Verb+System

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
devise breakdown introduce
model on reform work
  1. The government have proposed a whole raft of measures to______the health service.
  2. Can you explain how the security system______? => Ask Jack. He knows the system inside out.
  3. When we______the new booking system, no one believed it would work.
  4. We need to______some sort of system whereby staff can meet regularly with each other.
  5. The country’s legal system is______the British system.
  6. The recently-installed computerised system keeps crashing and the telephone system has also______. We can’t talk to anybody!

Common Adjective Collocations

2. Use the adjectives to complete the sentences:

complicated corrupt excellent current
sophisticated unfair inefficient outdated
  1. Germany has an______rail system, making it easy to travel around the country. It is the envy of many other countries.
  2. The whole system is______every official you deal with demands money before helping you.
  3. We’ve called in consultants to identify what is wrong with our______management system.
  4. The new system is quite______, I’m afraid. It takes quite a bit of getting used to.
  5. Why does it take three men to do the job that one could do? What a hopelessly______system!
  6. We still operate an______filing system with paper files and filing cabinets. What we need is a modern, state-of-the-art computer system.
  7. Something must be done to help poorer children get to university. Our system is very______.
  8. The museum is protected by a very______system of burglar and fire alarms. It contains priceless treasures from Ancient Greece.

Go back and underline all the other useful collocations in this exercise.

Noun+Preposition+System

3. Complete the sentences with the following:

access overhaul advantages injustices
  1. The government report on salaries exposes the______of the current system of wages – with women still being paid less than men for the same job.
  2. She was at great pains to stress the______of the new system over the old one.
  3. There are calls for a radical______of the tax system. =>Yes. Changes to the system are long overdue.
  4. You need a password to gain______to the computer system.

Notes

  1. Note the useful expression:
  • Under the new system, student grants have been scrapped and replaced by loans.
  • Pregnant women are exempt from dental charges under the current health system.

2. System collocates with lots of nouns:

  • banking system
  • heating system
  • legal system
  • prison system
  • welfare system
  • digestive system
  • telephone system
  • canal system
  • public address system
  • alarm system
  • education system
  • railway system
  • road system
  • support system
  • immune system
  • sprinkler system
  • school system
  • public transport system

3. If you talk about your ‘sound system’, you mean your home stereo system.

4. If you use a computer, you will be used to ‘installing, booting up, and re-booting the system’ and using ‘system software’.

5. If you talk about ‘the system’, you mean all the rules and laws of the country:

  • You can’t beat the system!

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. reform
  2. works
  3. introduced
  4. devise
  5. modelled on
  6. broken down

Ex 2:

  1. excellent
  2. corrupt
  3. current
  4. complicated
  5. inefficient
  6. outdated
  7. unfair
  8. sophisticated

Ex 3:

  1. injustices
  2. advantages
  3. overhaul
  4. access

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