Plethora – Word Of The Day For IELTS

word of the day - plethora

Plethora – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Plethora: (Noun) /ˈpleθərə/


a very large number of something, usually more than you need


Abundance, Excess, Plenty


A plethora of something


For IELTS Speaking:.
“The plethora of morning news and business shows can make certain stories round-the-clock assignments.”
“Despite a plethora of changes, the new models are just £295 more than the cars they replace.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Whatever the reason, the plethora of choices has increased the brutally competitive environment for fast-food restaurants in the past year.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: plethora, bulk, team, qualitative, concurrent, matures, norms, accommodate, route, diminished.

  1. Your left lung is smaller than the right to _______________ the space taken up by your heart.
  2. When a shrimp is first born, it is male, and it gradually evolves to female as it _______________.
  3. The gas company was able to _______________ the pipeline under our flower garden without having to dig up our yard at all.
  4. _______________ with his pop music career, Paul McCartney has also written an opera and a book of poetry, and put on an exhibition of his paintings.
  5. The wedding banquet included a ______________ of oysters piled almost three feet high.
  6. Beirut is a major seaport, and handles the _______________ of Lebanon’s imports and exports.
  7. A _______________ of doctors worked for over 12 hours to replace the baby’s diseased heart.
  8. Since this latest scandal, there has been a _______________ change in the public’s level of trust in the prime minister.
  9. The threat of war has _______________ now that the government has withdrawn its troops from the disputed territory.
  10. Playing games helps children to learn both social _______________ and social skills.

Answer key:

  1. accommodate
  2. matures
  3. route
  4. concurrent
  5. plethora.
  6. bulk.
  7. team.
  8. qualitative.
  9. diminished.
  10. norms.

Check out Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking & Writing on IELTS Material website to improve your vocabulary for IELTS and get a high score in IELTS.

The following two tabs change content below.

Main IELTS Pages:

This website is to develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers, lessons, free books, and more. Each section (Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading) has a complete collection of lessons to help you improve your IELTS skills.

Get all the latest updates/lessons via email:

Subscribe for free IELTS lessons/Books/Tips/Sample Answers/Advice from our IELTS experts. We help millions of IELTS learners maximize their IELTS scores!

Subscribe to IELTS Material to receive the latest lessons
Written By

Welcome to IELTS Material! Check it daily to receive useful IELTS books, practice tests and tips to get high score in IELTS exam