Hierarchy – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Hierarchy – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Hierarchy: (Noun) /ˈhʌɪərɑːki/

Definition:

A system of organization in which people or things are divided into levels of importance.

Synonyms: 

Position, Ranking

Collocations: 

With adjective: administrative/catholic/ecclesiastical/local/managerial/old/rigid/roman/social/strict/traditional hierarchy.
With verb: arrange/based/create/establish/flatten/form/move hierarchy.

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“He can afford to argue with the local hierarchy when the interests of his order require it.”

“Society was arranged in a dual hierarchy, of laymen and clergy.

For IELTS Writing:
“When children are segregated by ability groups, a social hierarchy develops.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: intervene, voluntary, simulated, dispose, file, chemical, priority, thesis, hierarchy, converting.

  1. I don’t like to work overtime because my number one _______________ in life is to spend time with my children.
  2. We’ve just finished _______________ one of the bedrooms in our house into a playroom for the children.
  3. Nuclear power plants produce a lot of dangerous waste that they continually need to _______________ of.
  4. Abraham Maslow defined a _______________ of needs which motivate man’s behaviour.
  5. He did an analysis of the way children learn language for his Master’s _______________.
  6. At least 100,000 different _______________ reactions occur in the normal human brain every second.
  7. The government has so far refused to _______________ in the transit strike.
  8. Could you please _______________ these documents for me?
  9. Using virtual reality, doctors can experiment with new procedures on _______________ patients.
  10. The muscles make _______________ or in_______________ movement of the body possible.

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