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Improve Your Vocabulary for IELTS – Key Word:Space

Improve Your Vocabulary for IELTS – Key Word:Space

 

Key Word:Space

Verb+Space

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
make provide save take up
clear stare into find make use of
  1. I think we can______a bit of space if we get rid of some of these books.
  2. Can we______space for an extra chair so that John can join us?
  3. We’ll need to get rid of that old desk. It’s______too much space.
  4. Print your name and address clearly in the space______.
  5. I think we can______better______the space if we shift this desk over to the window.
  6. She just ignored everyone. She just sat there______space.
  7. I couldn’t______a space in the car park big enough for my 4 x 4.
  8. We need to______some space in our spare room. We’ve got people coming to stay.

Common Adjective Collocations

2. Complete the sentences with these adjectives:

blank confined extra storage
advertising enclosed open narrow
  1. Now that the children have left home, we’ve got a lot of______space.
  2. There’s a______space at the bottom of the form for you to sign your name.
  3. It’s cruel to keep animals in such a______space. They should be in much larger enclosures where they can roam free.
  4. There’s a lot of______space up in the loft so we can put your suitcases up there.
  5. Do not use this substance in an______space. Make sure all doors and windows are open when working with it.
  6. I eventually found a place to park but it was such a______space that I had difficulty getting my car into it. It was very tight!
  7. Paris is a city with fine buildings and plenty of______spaces. It is a great place for a holiday.
  8. We financed our student magazine by selling______space.

Noun+of+Space

3. Complete the sentences with these nouns:

amount sense shortage plenty
  1. It’s a big car with a generous______of space inside.
  2. The light colours and the big windows give the room a real______of space.
  3. No, you don’t need to move. I’ve got______of space.
  4. There’s a______of office space in the centre of town at the moment, but there are plans to build a new block.

Notes

1. Note this way of creating space:

  • We moved the furniture around to create more space.

2. Note the following uses:

  • After working all morning without a break, I need a breathing space before starting the next job.
  • I left the party because I needed space to think things through.

3. Note these time expressions:

  • It was a lot to absorb in a short space of time.
  • In the space of 24 hours, I had flown halfway round the world to Australia.

4. Outer space is outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Wasn’t Gagarin the first man in space?

5. Note these different kinds of space:

  • parking spaces
  • floor space
  • working space
  • living space
  • wall space
  • shelf space

6. People talk about their ‘personal space’:

  • Our office is very crowded. I need more personal space.

Answer Key

Verb+Space

Ex 1:

  1. save
  2. make
  3. taking up
  4. provided
  5. make better use of
  6. staring into
  7. find
  8. clear

Common Adjective Collocations

Ex 2:

  1. extra
  2. blank
  3. confined
  4. storage
  5. enclosed
  6. narrow
  7. open
  8. advertising

Noun+of+Space

Ex 3:

  1. amount
  2. sense
  3. plenty
  4. shortage

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