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Improve Your Vocabulary for IELTS – Key Word:Size

Key Word:Size

Expressions with Prepositions

  1. Use these prepositions in the sentences. You may use them more than once:
into in on up to
  1. Over the last ten years, the village has greatly increased______size. In fact, the population has almost doubled.
  2. The wood needs to be cut______size before it is nailed into place.
  3. The eggs of this bird vary______size from 5 to 10 centimeters.
  4. In the factory, the fruit is sorted______different sizes by machine.
  5. A college principal can earn anywhere between £35,000 and £100,000 a year, depending______the size of the college.
  6. Radiotherapy has managed to shrink the tumor______the size of a pea.
  7. People come______all sorts of shapes and sizes. If you don’t believe me, come to my exercise class!
  8. I think the next time I buy trousers, I’ll need to go______a size. I’ve put on some weight.

Common Adjective Collocations

2. Cross out the wrong adjective in the following:

  1. The sheer / big size of the country makes it difficult to govern.
  2. Despite its minimal / small size, the car is surprisingly comfortable.
  3. This bag is a handy / right size for carrying my sports equipment.
  4. These plants grow to a maximum / full size of 50 cms in two years.
  5. When I was stung by a bee, my foot swelled up to twice its average / normal size.
  6. There was a life-size model of Napoleon at the exhibition which showed the actual / normal size of the man. I never realised how small he was.
  7. The bathroom is a bit small, but the kitchen is a good / bad size.
  8. Our house is quite a workable / manageable size. Some people think it’s too big.
  9. Paper comes in standard / common sizes.
  10. The very / great size of the Palace is what makes it so impressive.

Common Situations

3. Complete the situations with these words:

your my
French take
several half
upto collar

1. What’s your______size?

My shirts are usually 15s.

2. This is a lovely flat. Mine is only______the size!

3. Did you find a new skirt?

No, I couldn’t find one in______size that I liked.

4. I’m sorry I don’t have any in______size in stock at the moment.

5. This pullover isn’t just too big. It’s______sizes too big. I don’t know why you bought it!

6. Have you got a size 16?

I’m sorry, this style only goes______size 12.

7. What size of battery does it______?

I think it takes those double As.

8. If it’s a______85, that means it’s a UK size 32.

Notes

  1. Note the following expressions:
  • The towns are similar in size, but different in character.

2. Note the following verb collocations:

  • In my opinion, reducing the size of classes would improve educational standards.
  • The company has had a successful year and has decided to increase the size of its workforce.

3. Note the following comparisons:

  • Their house is about the same size as ours.
  • The wheels are different in size / different sizes.
  • The planet Venus is roughly the same size as the Earth.

Answer Key

Expressions with Prepositions

Ex 1:

  1. in
  2. to
  3. in
  4. into
  5. on
  6. to
  7. in
  8. up

Common Adjective Collocations

Ex 2:

  1. sheer
  2. small
  3. handy
  4. maximum
  5. normal
  6. actual
  7. good
  8. manageable
  9. standard
  10. great

Common Situations

Ex 3:

  1. collar
  2. half
  3. my
  4. your
  5.  several
  6. up to
  7. take
  8. French

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