Restrict – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Restrict – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Restrict: (Verb) /rɪˈstrɪkt/


To limit or control the size, amount, or range of something.


Inhibit, Narrow, Restrain


With adverb: more/ severely restrict
With noun: restrict ability/ access/ activity/ amount/ area/ case/ choice/ development/ freedom


For IELTS Speaking:
“In future, we will restrict class sizes to 20 students.”
“Critics say some of those provisions unfairly restrict freedom of speech.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Much political theorising was, therefore, restricted to explicitly normative, comparisons of different forms of elite rule.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: design, range, itemized, perceived, conducted, restricts, administered, finalized, chapter, survey.

  1. His divorce marked the beginning of a new _______________ in his life.
  2. She was wearing a beautiful black dress with a _______________ of red roses down the side.
  3. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan _______________ its own tests in 1998.
  4. We _______________ the contract this afternoon.
  5. Cigarette smoking is widely _______________ as being the most serious health issue in society today.
  6. We need to make up an _______________ list of everything required before beginning work on building the playground.
  7. Although we cannot count every star in our galaxy, we can take a _______________ in the region of space near our sun.
  8. A large fence _______________ access to the area.
  9. The Cayman Islands have been _______________ by Jamaica since 1863.
  10. Summertime temperatures in this region _______________ between 20 and 30 degrees.

Answer key
1. chapter
2. design
3. conducted
4. finalized
5. perceived
6. itemized
7. survey
8. restricted
9. administered
10. range

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