Oblivious – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Oblivious – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Oblivious: (Adjective) /əˈblɪviəs/

Definition:

not knowing about or not noticing something that is happening around you

Synonyms: 

Unaware, Unconscious, Unconcerned

Collocation:

With adverb: apparently/ so

 Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“He was reading a newspaper, apparently oblivious to the contribution he was making to the traffic chaos.”
“How could a self-styled poet be so oblivious to taste.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The walkers in front crossed the ledge easily, seemingly oblivious to the fact that there was a 3000-foot drop on either side.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

obnoxious, virtuous, canopy, oblivious, scruff, extracted

  1. He ate on, ………………… to the storms he was stirring into the air around him.
  2. I have been in restaurants where the human customers have been loud, rude and …………………
  3. As though some enormous beast nuzzled her then picked her up in its mouth by the ……………. of her neck.
  4. The story repeats the theme of the unfaithful husband and ……………… wife.
  5. Glasses and ceramics …………….. from the regolith may be used as structural materials, paving blocks, or windows.
  6. It was cool under the ………….. and there was less light than Rostov had expected.

Answer keys:

  1. oblivious
  2. obnoxious
  3. scruff
  4. virtuous
  5. extracted
  6. canopy

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