Gratuitous – Word Of The Day For IELTS


Gratuitous – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Gratuitous: (Adjective) /ɡrəˈtuːɪtəs/


said or done without a good reason, in a way that offends someone


Unjustified, Unreasonable, Unprovoked


Gratuitous violence


For IELTS Speaking:.
“Some performance art does contain gratuitous violence.”
“Football, with its litany of gratuitous violence, is the culprit.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Local authorities and trade unions will need to respond to gratuitous fault finding and undermining of political leadership.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: function, gratuitous, estimate, method, involves, proceed, structure, assess, define, forsaken.

  1. The network refused to televise the film because it contained too much ____________ violence.
  2. The traditional family _______________ has undergone a great many changes in the last few decades, due to the increase in the divorce rate.
  3. More than 80 older men and women have …………….. retirement to help at local schools.
  4. Attention passengers on flight 514 to Honolulu. Please _______________ to gate 33 where your plane is now boarding.
  5. I don’t think hitting children is a very effective _______________ of teaching them anything.
  6. We will use the first week of classes to _______________ your speaking ability.
  7. Nick’s job as a salesman _______________ a lot of travelling around the province.
  8. The _______________ of the heart is to pump blood throughout the body.
  9. His _______________ for the renovations to our house was $2,250.
  10. It can be quite difficult to clearly _______________ abstract ideas such as love or friendship.

Answer key
1. gratuitous
2. structure.
3. forsaken.
4. proceed.
5. method.
6. assess.
7. involves.
8. function.
9. estimate.

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