Refurbish – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Refurbish – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Refurbish: (Verb) /ˌriːˈfɜːrbɪʃ/

Definition:

to decorate and repair something such as a building or office in order to improve its appearance

Synonyms: 

Renovate, Repair, Recondition

Collocation:

With adverb: completely/ newly/ recently refurbish
With noun: building/ cost

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Two of our laboratories have been completely refurbished recently as part of an ongoing programme of modernisation.”
“It’s first links with Beaverbrook came through refurbishing the Express building in Fleet Street.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The Northmavine factory of Ronas Fisheries is also to be refurbished, at a cost of £630,000.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

payable, refurbished, registers, logical, refreshing, palatable.

  1. Teachers were reminded that school attendance …………….. were actually legal documents.
  2. If the assisted party is successful, costs may be ……………….. by the opponent in the normal way.
  3. All she wanted was to feel, to bring this overwhelming sensation of physical pleasure to its …………. conclusion.
  4. Barley straw is soft and …………………, and is widely used as bulk feed for beef cattle.
  5. Old classrooms in the main block were ……………. and brought back into use for Sociology and Philosophy.
  6. Flesh varies from green to orange and is juicy and ……………………

Answer keys:

  1. registers
  2. payable
  3. logical
  4. palatable
  5. refurbished
  6. refreshing

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