Expand Your Vocabulary for IELTS – Key Word:Word
- Use the correct form of these verbs:
- I’ve______the word in every dictionary and I still don’t know how to use it!
- He ignored us. He just walked by without______a word.
- It was supposed to be an introductory talk about computing, but I couldn’t______a word of it.
- It’s sometimes very difficult to______the right word to express precisely what you want to say.
- No, she’s not here yet. She______word that she would be about an hour late.
- What I just told you is private and confidential so please don’t ___________ a word of it to anyone.
- In order not to upset him, she______her words with great care.
- The Queen shook hands and______a few words with the winner of the competition.
Now use these phrasal verbs
|get in||take down||go back on||get out|
- She has______her word and decided not to lend me the money after all.
- She talks so much it’s impossible for anybody to______a word______edgeways.
- Reporters______every word of the Prime Minister’s speech.
- If word______about the affair, the President will have to resign.
Common Adjective Collocations
2. Use the following adjectives in these sentences:
- Can I have a______word before the meeting starts? It’ll only take a few minutes.
- You haven’t been listening to a______word I’ve been saying for the past ten minutes!
- The play is full of______words. Why do modern writers need to use so many swear words?
- Take your time and in your______words tell the court exactly what happened.
- I can’t remember the teacher’s______words, but he said something along those lines.
- ‘Nice’ is a very______word. Can’t you think of a better word?
- Teachers sometimes forget that a few______words at the right time can make all the difference to a student’s confidence.
- Is this the______word that fits in this sentence?
3. Use these noun expressions in the sentences:
|words of apology||words of encouragement||word of mouth|
|a word of warning||words of comfort|
- Just______before you go out – these streets can be dangerous at night.
- All the orders were given by______to avoid leaving any written evidence which might be discovered later.
- He wasn’t looking forward to the exam, but he brightened up at the teacher’s______.
- My brother muttered a few______for his appalling behaviour, then left the room.
- After the funeral, a lot of people came and offered______to members of my family.
1.If you ‘have a word’ with someone, it means you have spoken to them for some purpose:
If you ‘have words’ with someone, it means you have had a disagreement or argument:
2. If you have to give a speech, this expression is very useful:
3.Notice the following expressions:
- looked up
- sent b
- gone back on
- get a word in
- took down
- gets out
- a word of warning
- word of mouth
- words of encouragement
- words of apology
- words of comfort
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