Improve Your Vocabulary for IELTS-Key Word:Standard
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- Use the correct form of these verbs:
- Our job is not just to______standards–our job is to make sure they improve!
- He failed to______the required standard, and did not qualify for the race.
- Do you think that reducing class sizes would______standards in our primary schools?
- It’s hard for others to come up to the standards our head of department ___________ for herself.
- The standard of service has___________ steadily since the company was taken over a year ago. It’s now so bad, something will have to be done.
- Today most people in this country___________ a standard of living which their parents could only dream about.
Common Adjective Collocations
2. Complete the sentences with these adjectives:
- My boss demands extremely______standards from the people that work for him. In fact some people think he is unrealistic.
- I was disappointed when I took some friends to my favourite restaurant and neither the food nor the service were up to the______standard.
- Not everyone judges success by the______standards. Unlike you, I think that happiness is more important than the size of your car.
- Parents are always complaining about______standards in schools.
- A number of Britain’s beaches fail to meet the______standards laid down by the EU.
- This special mark shows that the product conforms to an______industry standard.
- We decided that it would be our first and last trip to the island. The hotels and restaurants were all of a very______standard.
- By______standards, the plumbing in our hotel was totally inadequate!
3. Complete the sentences below with these nouns:
- Some countries simply don’t provide proper standards of______for the elderly.
- Inspectors criticised the kitchen staff for poor standards of______.
- I had my windows replaced, but I’m not very pleased with the standard of______.
- There’s been a progressive increase in the standard of______over the last five years. People are now much better off.
- The school insists on strict standards of______on school trips.
- Although it was an amateur production, the standard of______was excellent.
Expressions with Prepositions
4. Use these prepositions in the sentences:
- The work has been done______a professional standard.
- Students will be sent home if their behaviour falls______an acceptable standard.
- The first computers were very slow______today’s standards.
- Universities deny that there has been a decline______academic standards.
- The report is highly critical______safety standards at the factory.
- The teacher said that my essay was not______to standard and that I would have to do it again.
2.Note the use of safety standards and moral standards:
3.If someone has ‘double standards’, they are guilty of condemning something, while doing it themselves.
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