IELTSTutors Lessons

abstract

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you abstract something, you take it out; you remove it. (noun) An abstract is a short text that tells you the main ideas of a longer text, especially of scientific papers; it is a summary of something longer....

accurate

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Something accurate is correct or exact. Examples: (adjective) It is important to check whether information you read in newspapers is accurate. (adjective) The essay is accurate when it states that fewer people in the country...

acknowledge

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you acknowledge something, you show that you know it is there or that it is true. Examples: (verb) He left the game in 1984, acknowledged as the best player in the world. (verb) The government yesterday acknowledged the need for more...

aggregate

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you aggregate something, you put or bring it together. (noun) The aggregate is the number or amount when everything is put together. Examples: (verb) You shouldn’t aggregate the various costs. Look at them individually....

allocation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Allocation is the act of giving out or sharing something. (noun) An allocation is the amount that is given out or shared. Examples: (noun) With the new focus on the environment, governments are rethinking their resource allocation plans....

assign

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To assign is to attribute or sort something into categories. (verb) When you assign a job to someone, you tell them to do it. Examples: (verb) The rhino has been assigned ‘critically endangered’ status. (verb) No firm dates...

attach

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If something is attached to something else, there is a strong connection between them. (verb) If you attach two things together, they should stay together. Examples: (verb) The promise of more money for the school is attached to better...

author

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you author something, you create a work as its author. (noun) An author is the creator of a work; a writer. Examples: (verb) When she was young, she authored a book about 21st centaury morality. (noun) The author of the article...

bond

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you bond two things, you connect them. (verb) If you bond with someone, you form a special relationship. (noun) A bond is a financial document promising to pay a certain amount of money. These are often bought and sold. (noun) A...

brief

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you brief someone, you tell them the most important information about something. (noun) You use in brief to show that you will speak or write in a short way. (noun) A brief is a short piece of writing or a short talk....

capable

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If someone or something is capable of something, they can do it. Examples: (adjective) Humanity is capable of the most wonderful and terrible things. (adjective) This system is capable of providing food for about 400 people....

cite

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you cite people or facts, you write or talk about them to support your point or show where you got your information. Examples: (verb) Two thirds of the people cited unemployment as the `main issue’ affecting their town....