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Distinct – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Distinct – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Distinct: (Adjective) /dɪˈstɪŋ(k)t/

Definition:

clearly different or belonging to a different type

Synonyms: 

Dissimilar, Distinctive, Particular

Collocations: 

With adverb: as/ entirely/ less/ more/ quite/ so/ very distinct
With noun: distinct advantage/ area/ category/ class/ form/ group/ impression/ kind/ lack/ society/ type/ species

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“The learning needs of the two groups are quite distinct from each other.”
“Cities have a distinct advantage over school and special districts.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The motivational system of a higher organism is complex, comprising several distinct types of mechanism expressed through differing behavioural means.”

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. The professor’s lecture just repeated what is written in our assigned _______________.
  10. The economy of Canada has been _______________ a great deal by the Asian economic crisis.

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

Check out Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking & Writing on IELTS Material website to improve your vocabulary for IELTS and get a high score in IELTS.

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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