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...

annual

Type: adjective Definitions: If something is annual, it happens once every year. Examples: The annual meeting will be held at Bristol University this year. Synonyms: yearly Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 C

apparent

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is apparent, it is easy to see, realise or understand. Examples: (adjective) The government’s apparent lack of concern for the poor is very upsetting. (adjective) They had found many useful ideas, some...

approximate

Type: verb, adjective Definitions: (verb) To approximate is to be or become near a value, position, or characteristic (adjective) An approximate number, length, time, etc. is close to the real one but may not be equal to it. Examples: (verb) Women’s salaries in...

attention

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If you pay attention to something, you focus your mind on it. Examples: (noun) If you want to succeed in marketing, you need to draw as much attention to your business as possible. (noun) The government should pay more attention to the...

attitude

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Your attitude is your feelings and opinions, especially when your actions show how you feel. Examples: (noun) The attitudes of parents can easily be passed to their children. (noun) A positive attitude can make life a lot easier....

attribute

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) An attribute is a part, feature, or characteristic. (verb) If A is attributed to B, A is caused by B. Examples: (noun) Their system of governance has many positive attributes that we should try to copy. (noun) A good sense of...

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)...

commitment

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A commitment is a formal promise or agreement. Examples: (noun) Police management have kept their commitment to improving community relations. (noun) You don’t have to make a firm commitment but we would like to know when you can...

communication

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Communications are the ways of sending and receiving information. (noun) Communication is the process of sending and receiving ideas between two or more people. Examples: (noun) The army is setting up a new communications network to...