Turbulence – Word Of The Day For IELTS

WORD OF THE DAY Turbulence

Turbulence – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Turbulence: (Noun) /ˈtɜːrbjələns/


a situation in which there is a lot of sudden change, confusion, disagreement and sometimes, violence


Conflict, Disturbance, Instability


With adjective: political turbulence


For IELTS Speaking:.
“The political turbulence of the 1970s and 1980s disturbed this cosy conceptualisation of things.”
“They ran into bad weather and the turbulence upset the youngest Brückner child.”
“Once more, the market had wide swings, capping a week of turbulence.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The political turbulence that followed the Civil War was only brought under control by Cromwell’s benevolent dictatorship.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: mechanism, series, summary, despite, communicates, approximate, turbulence, goal, professional, parallel.

  1. We watched a news _______________ of the major events of the year on television on New Year’s day.
  2. My son _______________ with his classmates by e-mail during the summer holidays.
  3. The Brazilian team scored a _______________ late in the second half to win the game 1-0.
  4. Around the conference centre, the party rocks on with blithe disregard for the economic and political ___________ beyond.
  5. The road runs _______________ to the border for about 100 miles.
  6. Outside workers at the university are holding a _______________ of meetings to discuss the possibility of joining a union.
  7. On the _______________ golf tour, players are allowed 45 seconds per shot.
  8. She was wearing only a T-shirt and shorts, _______________ the cold weather.
  9. As a safety feature, this machine has a special _______________ which will shut it off if it begins to overheat.
  10. The _______________ number of people we will invite is 100.

Answer keys:

  1. summary
  2. communicates
  3. goal
  4. turbulence
  5. parallel
  6. series
  7. professional
  8. despite
  9. mechanism
  10. approximate

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