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Seek – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Seek – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Seek: (Verb) /siːk/

Definition:

(formal) to try to achieve or get something

Synonyms: 

Try, Looking for, Search

Collocations: 

With noun: seek refuge/asylum/ shelter/ revenge/ damages/ compensation

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“Thousands of people crossed the border, seeking refuge from the war.”
“He sought revenge against Surkov for separating him from his wife and son.”

For IELTS Writing:
“It takes courage for parents to permit themselves to be vulnerable and seek psychological help.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: regulate, elements, constructed, seek, appropriate, traditions, maintain, impact, community, potential. 

  1. Changes in the American economy generally have a serious _______________ on our economy here in Canada.
  2. Most immigrants to Canada try to preserve the culture and _______________ of their home country for their children.
  3. Water and salt both work to _______________ the water content of the body.
  4. People in this _______________ want to keep the area safe for children to play in..
  5. I don’t really think that it is _______________ to wear jeans to the office.
  6. The Great Wall of China was _______________ to keep out enemy invaders.
  7. There are 109 different _______________ in the Periodic Table in chemistry.
  8. Tian Hsu works hard to _______________ close friendships with the students she studied with in London.
  9. My great-grandfather came to Boston to _______________ his fortune in the early 1800s.
  10. Scientists are only beginning to recognize the _______________ benefits of using ocean tides as a source of endless, clean energy.

Answer key
1. impact
2. traditions
3. regulate
4. community
5. appropriate
6. constructed
7. elements
8. maintain
9. seek
10.potential

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

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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