Feature – Word Of The Day For IELTS

Feature – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Feature: (Verb) /ˈfiːtʃə/

Definition:

to include or show something as a special or important part of something, or to be included as an important part.

Synonyms: 

Trait, Factor, Character, Quality

Collocations: 

With adverb: prominently/ strongly feature.
With noun: feature artist/ character/ concert/ exhibition/ menu/ program/ series/ site.

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“The exhibition features paintings by Picasso.”
“A study of language should feature in an English literature course.”

For IELTS Writing:
“This always included milk and green bananas, though the latter do not feature prominently on a wild orang’s menu.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: conclusions, resourceful, cultural, purchased, featured, investment, strategically, participation, categorise, acquisition.

  1. From the Queen’s _______________ of $6,000 in Columbus’s first voyage, Spain had a return of $1,750,000 in gold after only one century.
  2. Keith Folse has observed that second language learners see _______________ of vocabulary as their greatest source of problems.
  3. The former U.S.S.R. was made up of 15 republics with strong _______________ differences.
  4. Luxembourg is _______________ located between France, Germany and Belgium.
  5. Brent and I both looked at the same information, but came up with very different _______________ about how to solve the problem.
  6. The students did an exercise in which they had to _______________ the new vocabulary according to the part of speech.
  7. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson were _______________ in four novels and 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  8. My mom was an amazingly _______________ person who could make almost anything we kids needed while we were growing up.
  9. The first animal _______________ for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago was a bear cub, bought for $10 in 1874.
  10. In 1920, the first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place in Paris, but without the _______________ of the United States.

Answer key:

  1. investment.
  2. acquisition.
  3. cultural.
  4. strategically.
  5. conclusions.
  6. categorise.
  7. featured.
  8. resourceful.
  9. purchased.
  10. participation.

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