Equate – Word Of The Day For IELTS


Equate – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Equate: (Verb) /ɪˈkweɪt/


to consider that two things are similar or connected


Associate, Relate, Connect


With noun: equate cost/ value
With verb: seem/ tend to equate


For IELTS Speaking:
“Most people equate wealth with success.”
“These executives seem to equate marketing with selling and fail to consider other aspects of the marketing system.”

For IELTS Writing:
“For preoperational children, justice tends to be equated with punishment and whatever adults say is right must be right.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: consumes, transferred, aspect, normal, previous, selected, injury, complex, equated, relevant.

  1. Patricia Chan has been _______________ to represent this company at the New York conference.
  2. Politics are too _______________ for me to understand, and I don’t even know who to vote for.
  3. Teaching students to have realistic expectations is an important _______________ of second language instruction.
  4. An adult grey whale _______________ about 1,100 kilograms of food per day.
  5. Please ensure that you attach all the _______________ documents to your application.
  6. The African continent is often _______________ with images of starving children, but many of the people there live quite comfortably.
  7. The original inhabitants of New Zealand, the Maori, _______________ their history down the generations largely by word of mouth.
  8. His knee _______________ prevented him from playing professional basketball.
  9. Other than the fact that he was born with two heads, he is a fairly _______________ sort of guy.
  10. On April 15th, 1865, American president Abraham Lincoln died after being shot in the head the _______________ night.

Answer key
1. selected
2. complex
3. aspect
4. consumes
5. relevant
6. equated
7. transferred
8. injury
9. normal

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