IELTSTutors Lessons

comment

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you comment on or about something, you say something about it. (noun) A comment is a short statement about something; usually it is an opinion. Examples: (verb) He commented that it was good news. (verb) commenting on the...

constant

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) A constant is a value that doesn’t change. (adjective) If something is constant, it doesn’t change over time. Examples: (noun) The hubble constant concerns the speed of expansion of the universe. (adjective) The...

convention

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A convention is a large meeting of a specific group or for a specific purpose. (noun) A convention is an international agreement the controls how countries behave. (noun) A convention is a particular way of acting or a...

deduction

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) deduction is the amount or process of taking something away, usually money. (noun) deduction is the process or result of thinking about information to find an answer or opinion. Examples: (noun) The average worker takes home about $500...

dominant

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is dominant, it is larger, stronger, or more powerful than other things. Examples: (adjective) Atheism is becoming a dominant idea in many developed countries. (adjective) In society, the dominant class holds power...

framework

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A framework is the structural supports that a building, vehicle, etc. is built around. (noun) A framework is a collection of basic ideas and organising principles that you can build an argument, a book, a society, etc. around. Examples:...

illustrate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you illustrate something, you draw a picture of it, or you explain it. Examples: (verb) As a painter, he was asked to illustrate many book and album covers. (verb) His speech illustrated the problems of transmigration affecting the...

imply

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you imply something, you mean it, but you don’t say it directly. Examples: (verb) It was a mistake of the President to imply that immigrants were not productive members of society. (verb) One purpose of the ‘healthy...

negative

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A negative number or value is less than zero. (adjective) If someone has a negative attitude, they mainly think about bad things. (adjective) If something is negative, it is harmful, sad, or otherwise not good. Examples:...

outcome

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An outcome is the result of a situation or action. Examples: (noun) The most likely outcome of the war is a broken country with no leader. (noun) The outcome of the race was different from what most people were expecting. Synonyms:...

publish

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you publish a book, an article, a song, etc. you make it available for other people to buy, read, listen to, etc. Examples: (verb) The government published the results on the Internet. (verb) She publishes a monthly magazine. (verb)...

shift

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A shift is the time that workers start and finish work. (noun) A shift is a change. (verb) If something shifts, it moves. Examples: (noun) Before his accident he frequently worked the night shift. (noun) There has been a...