Distraction – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Distraction – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Distraction: (Noun) /dɪˈstrakʃ(ə)n/

Definition:

Something that stops you paying attention to what you are doing

Synonyms: 

Interruption, Confusion, Aberration

Collocations: 

With adjective: other distraction
With verb: drive/ provide distraction

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“They lived inside a person’s body and wriggled about until their presence drove him to distraction
“Teachers and parents, of course, are driven to distraction.”

For IELTS Writing:
“It does nothing whatsoever for the music and provides a distraction as unwelcome as it is contextually inappropriate.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to these definitions.

struggle, revise, project, distractions, studious, background noise, assignment, review, curriculum.

  1. describes someone who studies a lot …………………
  2. things that stop you from working ……………………..
  3. a sound you can hear, but do not actively listen to
  4. two different types of homework or school task ……………………… and ……………………..
  5. to study for an exam …………………………..
  6. another word for syllabus …………………………..
  7. to check your work …………………………..
  8. to do something with great difficulty ………………….

Answer key

  1. studious
  2. distractions
  3. background noise
  4. project, assignment
  5. revise
  6. curriculum
  7. review
  8. struggle

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