IELTSTutors Lessons

access

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you access something, you get information from it, usually using a computer. (noun) If you have access to something, you can use it, look at it, enter it, etc. Examples: (verb) Users of computers connected to the internet can...

adequate

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is adequate, it is good enough. Examples: (adjective) The performance of the new government is adequate, if not great. (adjective) By 1922, the single school-room was no longer adequate to meet the needs of the...

civil

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If someone is civil, they are polite, often in a formal way. (adjective) If something is civil, it is related to the citizens of a country. Examples: (adjective) The protester were civil towards the police. (adjective) The...

code

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If something is coded, it is written or stored in a code. (noun) A code is a way of storing or sending information, often secretly or in a way that is readable by computers. (noun) A code is a set of rules or laws. Examples: (verb)...

contrast

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you contrast two things, you look for or explain the differences between them. (noun) Contrasts are the differences you find when you compare something or someone. Examples: (verb) The new data was contrasted with previous data...

grant

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you grant something, you accept that it is true. (verb) If you grant something to something, you give it to them, usually formally. (noun) A grant is something, usually money, that is given to someone, usually by a government or...

investigation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An investigation is a careful look at a crime, problem, etc. to find the truth or a solution. Examples: (noun) The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. (noun) Researchers were conducting further investigations into the...

output

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you output something, you produce it. (noun) Output is what is produced by a worker, machine, computer, etc. Examples: (verb) The computer output a result that the scientists were not expecting. (noun) Of course, any problems...

phase

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you phase something in, you introduce it step by step. (noun) If things are in phase, they are working, moving, or changing together. (noun) A phase is stage in a process. Examples: (verb) We will slowly phase the new teaching...

prior

Type: adjective, preposition Definitions: (adjective) If something happens prior to something else, it happens before it. (preposition) If something happens prior to something else, it happens before it. Examples: (adjective) We learned that police had prior knowledge...

resolution

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Resolution is the power to try even when things are difficult. (noun) A resolution is a personal decision to do something. (noun) Resolution is the amount of detail that you can see in an image. (noun) A resolution is a formal decision,...

stress

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you stress a word, part of a word, or a note in music, you make it louder than other words or notes. (verb) If you stress something, you say that it is very important. (noun) Stress is extra volume that you use in a word or in...