Key Word: belief
1 Verb + belief
Use the correct form of these verbs:
- Boost Your Lexical Resource – Key Word: Rule
- Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: promise
- Boost Your IELTS Score with Collocations – Key Word: report
- Increase Your IELTS Score with Collocations – Key Word: response
- Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: circumstances
cling to hold
strengthen stand up for
- My boss ___________ strong political beliefs and expresses them on every possible occasion!
- Although I don’t ___________ your beliefs, I do respect them. I think this is important in a democratic society.
- We should all have the courage to ___________ our beliefs.
- He was only fined £100 for killing somebody in a road accident! This case has ___________ my belief in our justice system.
- My mother’s long battle against stomach cancer has only ___________ her belief in God.
- A week after her husband disappeared in a boating accident, she’s still ___________ the belief that he’s alive. She refuses to accept that he might have drowned.
2 Common adjective collocations
Use these adjectives to complete the sentences:
- For years at school I was under the ___________ belief that Anne was Chris’s mother. It was only years later I found out she was his step-sister!
- Contrary to ___________ belief, eating carrots does not improve your eyesight.
- My brother has an ___________ belief in his own abilities. I’ve never known anybody with such self-belief and self-confidence.
- It is my ___________ belief that abortion is immoral. Nobody will ever convince me that we have the right to end life in that way.
- Fighting has again broken out along the border. There is now a ___________ belief among politicians that war is inevitable.
- If you want to be a successful salesman, you have to have a ___________ belief in the product you are selling. It’s no good just pretending to like something.
3 Expressions with prepositions
Complete the sentences below with on, to or of:
- Throughout her persecution, Joan of Arc remained faithful ___________ her beliefs. She refused to give them up.
- The fact that millions of people are dying of famine has shaken the foundations ___________ my belief in God.
- Sarah’s parents hadn’t realised the depth ___________ her religious beliefs until she told them she had decided to become a nun.
- I’ve never really trusted that woman. I’ve always had doubts about the sincerity ___________ her beliefs.
- Capitalism is partly based ___________ the belief that people work more productively if they are working for themselves.
- Every religion has its own set ___________ beliefs.
1. Note the following expressions:
She may have made the situation worse, but she acted in the belief that she was doing the right thing.
That’s impossible to believe ! It’s beyond belief !
It’s my belief that a vaccine for AIDS will be found.
2. If you really find something impossible to explain or understand you can say that it ‘beggars belief’.
It beggars belief how one man could have destroyed a bank.
3. Note that we talk of having political and religious beliefs.
- holds 2. share 3. stand up for 4. shaken 5. strengthen 6. clinging to
- mistaken 2. popular 3. unshakeable 4.firm 5. growing 6. genuine
l.to 2. of 3. of 4. of 5. on 6. of
Latest posts by (see all)
- IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics 2019 (Sep 2019 – April 2020) & Sample Answers - August 20, 2019
- Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Student’s Book with Answers with Audio - May 4, 2019
- Cambridge IELTS Series (1 – 14) for Academic and General Training Modules - April 22, 2019
- All Useful IELTS Writing Lessons & Websites - February 27, 2019
- 101 IELTS Reading Past Papers With Answers - January 23, 2019
- IELTS Speaking Part 2 & 3 Topics (Sep – Dec 2019) with Model Answers - December 25, 2018
- Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Student’s Book with Answers with Audio [Latest Update] - December 21, 2018
- New IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (Sep – Dec 2019) & Suggested Answers - December 20, 2018
- HIGH SCORING IELTS SPEAKING MODEL ANSWERS WITH AUDIO (BASED ON PAST PAPERS) - October 25, 2018
- IELTS Speaking Actual Tests (Sep – Dec 2019) & Suggested Answers - September 22, 2017
- IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2019 & Sample Answers - September 11, 2017
- IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions (2013 – 2018) & Model Answers - July 19, 2017
- IELTS Magazine – Week 1 (PDF) - May 20, 2017
- Useful IELTS Reading Websites & Resources for both Academic & General Training Module - April 28, 2017
- IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating) - February 26, 2017
- IELTS Speaking Lessons - February 21, 2017
- Advanced Vocabulary List for IELTS - January 24, 2017
- 42 Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Suggested Answers (PDF) - April 14, 2016
- IELTS Target Band 7: How to Maximize Your Score (Ebook) - March 29, 2016
- Ace the IELTS: IELTS General Module – How to Maximize Your Score (3rd edition) - October 10, 2015
- IELTS Part 2 Sample: Describe a time you spent a lot of money on something - September 20, 2019
- Band 8 Sample for IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Photographs - September 20, 2019
- New IELTS Speaking Part 1 with Band 9 Model Answer – Topic: Rubbish/ Garbage - September 13, 2019
Main IELTS Pages:
This website is to develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers, lessons, free books, and more. Each section (Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading) has a complete collection of lessons to help you improve your IELTS skills.
Subscribe for free IELTS lessons/Books/Tips/Sample Answers/Advice from our IELTS experts. We help millions of IELTS learners maximize their IELTS scores!