Underprivileged – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking & Writing

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Underprivileged – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking & Writing

Underprivileged /ˌʌndərˈprɪvəlɪdʒd/ (a): having less money and fewer opportunities than most people in society

Synonyms: poor, destitute, poverty-stricken, deprived

Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, rich, well-to-to


  • Local authorities are paying little attention to the underprivileged group of the community.
  • Children from those educationally underprivileged sections virtually have no opportunity to pursue higher degrees.
  • Deliberate actions have been made in attempt to provide equal health treatment for the underprivileged.

Virtually (adv): almost or very nearly, so that any slight difference is not important

Deliberate (a): done slowly and carefully

In attempt to: with certain purpose

Treatment (n): something that is done to cure an illness or injury, or to make somebody look and feel good


What are the advantages and disadvantages of having uniforms at school?

The fact that school uniforms are compulsory in some parts of the world but play an insignificant role somewhere else somehow proves that uniforms don’t always have beneficial impacts. On the one hand, uniforms create a sense of equality and unity among students regardless of their social backgrounds. Whether they are from underprivileged families or come from money, students would not be discriminated by the way they dress. In addition, it would prevent some children from making inappropriate clothing decision. On the other hand, some claim that having students wear uniforms interferes with their creativity and self-expression. Clothing defines people and personal identity, therefore, being forced to put on identical garments with others would deprive students of their self-determination.

  • Compulsory (a): that must be done because of a law or a rule
  • Insignificant (a): not big or valuable enough to be considered important
  • Beneficial (a): improving a situation; having a helpful or useful effect
  • Equality (n): the fact of being equal in rights, status, advantages, etc.
  • Unity (n): the state of being in agreement and working together; the state of being joined together to form one unit
  • Regardless of (preposition): paying no attention to something/somebody; treating something/somebody as not being important
  • Come from money: to have a rich family
  • Discriminate (v): to treat one person or group worse/better than another in an unfair way
  • Inappropriate (a): not suitable or appropriate in a particular situation
  • Interfere (v): to get involved in and try to influence a situation that does not concern you, in a way that annoys other people
  • Self-expression (n): the expression of your thoughts or feelings, especially through activities such as writing, painting, dancing, etc.
  • Identical (a): similar in every detail
  • Deprive someone of something: to prevent somebody from having or doing something, especially something important
  • self-determination (n): the right or ability of a person to control their own fate

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