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State-Of-The-Art – Word Of The Day For IELTS

STATE-OF-THE-ART

/ˌsteɪt əv ði ˈɑːrt/ (a)

Definition: using the most modern or advanced techniques or methods; as good as it can be at the present time

Synonyms: modern, advanced, cutting-edge, ultramodern, progressive, up-to-the-minute

Antonyms: old-fashioned, conventional, traditional

Examples:

  1. The government is spending an excessive amount of money on the production of state-of-the-art military equipment.
  2. The state-of-the-art museum is considered a prime place for the preservation of these Egyptian artifacts.
  3. The hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which will contribute greatly in the effects of medical treatments as well as the operation itself.
  4. The newly installed security system of my apartment building has incorporated the state-of-the-art face recognition technology as a result of several attempted burglaries in the last few months.

Excessive (a): greater than what seems reasonable or appropriate

Military equipment (n):

Contribute (v): to increase, improve or add to something

Prime (a): of the best quality; excellent

Preservation (n): the act of keeping something in its original state or in good condition

Artifact (n): an object that is made by a person, especially something of historical or cultural interest

Incorporate (v): to include something so that it forms a part of something

Attempted (a): (of a crime, etc.) that somebody has tried to do but without success

Burglary (n): the crime of entering a building illegally and stealing things from it

IELTS PRACTICE

Where do you often go swimming in your city?

I have to admit living in an urban area has its perks, one of which is a variety of sports and entertainment facilities available. Swimming is the only sport I’m good at and I usually go to a local recreation center every weekend for swimming workouts. I’m totally in love with the amenities there since it offers a wide range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment at a reasonable price. As for swimming, it has a modern shower area as well as sauna and steam room for more thorough relaxation.

  • Perk (n): special benefit that are given to people who have a particular job or belong to a particular group.
  • Amenity (n): a feature that makes a place pleasant, comfortable or easy to live in
  • Thorough (a): done very carefully and in a detailed way so that nothing is forgotten

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