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abide by (v) tuân thủ eg: Two parties agreed to ___ ___ the judge’s decision. agreement (n) hợp đồng, sự thống nhất chung eg: According to the _____, the caterer will also supply the flowers for the event. assurance (n) sự đảm bảo eg: The sales associate gave his _____ that the missing keyboard would […]

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Focus on academic skills for Ielts Cd2

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Unit 11

11a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: challenge (n) , diameter (n) , enable (v) , expert (n) , export (n) , fundamental […]

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Unit 10

10a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: anthropology (n) , foetus (n) , intimacy (n) , province (n) , quote (v) , render […]

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Unit 9

9a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: acid (n) , battery (n) , breed (v) , carbon (n) , illuminate (v) , integer […]

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Unit 8

8a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: aggregate (adj) , fraternal (adj) , lens (n) , liable (adj) , nuclear (adj) , oxygen […]

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Unit 7

7a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word adolescent (n) , affiliate (v) , aristocracy (n) , cell (n) , collapse (v) , commodity […]

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Unit 6

6a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: academic (adj) , arouse (v) , benefit (n) , compute (v) , contend (v) , degenerate […]

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Unit 5

5a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: aid (n) , biology (n) , edit (v) , enlighten (v) , homogeneous (adj) , overlap […]

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Unit 4

4a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: administer (v) , analogy (n) , assemble (v) , distribute (v) , energy (n) , impress […]

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Unit 3

3a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: co-ordinate (v) , discrete (adj) , estimate (n) , geography (n) , norm (n) , pole […]

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Unit 2

2a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: achieve (v) , automatic (adj) , conceive (v) , create (v) , ensue (v) , equilibrium […]

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Unit 1

1a – Fill in the gaps From the following list, use each word only once to complete the sentences below. Remember that in the case of nouns and verbs you may need to change the form of the word: arbitrary (adj), assign (v), context (n), criterion (n), data (n), denote (v), devise (v), formulate (v), […]

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Unit 30

burden [baxdn] n. A burden is a serious or difficult responsibility. —►Children who do not behave are a burden to their parents. compromise [kdmpramaiz] v. To compromise is to agree to something that is not exactly what you want. -* We both compromised about the game we decided to play. Craft [kraeft] v. To craft […]

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Unit 29

antique [asntiik] adj. If something is antique, it is very old and rare, and therefore valuable. —»My grandmother’s antique rocking chair is worth a lot of money. applicant [sepliksnt] n. An applicant is someone who writes a request to be considered for a job or prize. -*■Lots of applicants came into the store when the […]

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Unit 28

aquarium [akwtsriam] n. An aquarium is a building where fish and underwater animals are kept. —►We took a trip to the aquarium and saw a scary shark. arbitrary [airbitreri] adj. If something is arbitrary, it is not based on any plan or system, so it seems random. —►The classroom had many arbitrary rules that made […]

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Unit 27

adapt [adaept] v. To adapt means to change in order to deal with a new situation or addition. —♦ When he went to the new town, he had to adapt to all the weather changes. biological [b aiald d 3 ikal] adj. Biological describes the process of life and living things. —►In science, we learned […]

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Unit 26

behalf [bihsef] n. If something is done on one’s behalf, it is done for that person by another. —>The original speaker was sick, so his son gave the speech on his behalf. flap [flaep] v. To flap means to move quickly up and down or from side to side. —►The tiny bird flapped its wings […]

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Unit 25

aesthetic [eseetik] adj. If something is aesthetic, then it is concerned with a love of beauty. —►The dresses were noteworthy for their aesthetic design. arrogant [aeragant] adj. If someone is arrogant, they think that they are more important than others. —►He is very arrogant. Even though he’s not the boss, he tells everyone what to […]

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Unit 24

bankrupt [baer)krApt] adj. If someone is bankrupt, then they are unable to pay their debts. —► The store had few customers and soon went bankrupt. conform [kanfoxm] v. To conform to rules or laws is to obey them. —►The new student had to conform to the school’s dress code. employ [impldi] v. To employ someone […]

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Unit 23

astronomical [aestranamikkal] adj. If something is astronomical, then it is extremely large. —♦It’s an astronomical distance between the Milky Way galaxy and the nearest galaxy. atom [getam] n. An atom is the smallest unit of a substance. —►A molecule consists of a combination of two or more atoms. breadth [brede] n. Breadth is the distance […]

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Unit 22

acid [eesid] n. An acid is a chemical that can burn or dissolve other substances. —*In chemistry class, we mixed two acids together and watched the reaction. administration [adminastreijan] n. An administration is the group of people who manage a company or organization. —►She hoped she could be promoted to a job in the administration. […]

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Unit 21

astounded [astaundid] adj. If you are astounded, you are very surprised. —►I was astounded that Monica won the art competition. attribute [aetribjuit] n. An attribute is a characteristic of a person or thing. -* He isn’t very clever, but he does have some other positive attributes. bilingual [bailfngwal] adj. If someone is bilingual, then they […]

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Unit 20

a g g re g a te [cfegragit] adj. When a number is aggregate, it is made up of smaller amounts added together. -♦ The company totaled its aggregate sales for the entire year. antibiotic [aentibaidtik] n. An antibiotic is a medical drug used to kill bacteria and treat infections. -> The doctor gave me […]

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Unit 19

accordingly [akordir)li] adv. If someone acts accordingly, they act in a way that is suitable. —►He feels like he did a good job, and his boss should pay him accordingly. anchor [aeokar] n. An anchor is a heavy object dropped from a boat to make it stay in one place. —►When the ship reached its […]

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Unit 18

aggressive [agresiv] adj. If someone is aggressive, then they constantly want to fight. —*•Nobody liked to play games with him because he was always too aggressive. a m n e s t y [aemnasti] n. Amnesty is a pardon given to prisoners of war. —»She was denied amnesty for her involvement in the war. arena […]

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Unit 17

attorney [atami] n. An attorney is one who gives others advice about the law. —*The attorney appeared in front of the judge for me. chronic [krdnik] adj. When something is chronic, it happens over and over again over time. —►He had chronic pain in his chest and needed to see a doctor. discipline [disaplin] n. […]

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Unit 16

addict [aedfkt] n. An addict is a person who cannot stop doing or having something. —►She was a coffee addict. She had more than three cups each day. archeological [a:rkialad3 ikal] adj. When something is archeological, it relates to archeology. —►They found archeological evidence that proved an ancient species of man. archeology [d:rkialad3 i] n. […]

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Unit 15

a c c e s s o r y [aekseseri] n. An accessory is a thing that is added to another thing to make it look better. -* The store sold colorful accessories like bags, sunglasses, and makeup. acquisition [askwazijan] n. An acquisition is something that a person buys or gets in some way. —*Marty […]

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Unit 14

a s s e t [aeset] n. An asset is a skill or quality that is useful or valuable. —►The coach realized the boy’s speed was an asset to the team. aspect [aespekt] n. An aspect is one part or feature of something. —►I thought about the different aspects of owning two dogs. Braille [breil] […]

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Unit 13

b r o o k [bruk] n. A brook is a small stream. -+ Water flows down several brooks on the mountain. cater [keitar] v. To cater to someone means to provide them with all the things needed or wanted. —►Bill was too sick to get out of bed, so his nurse catered to his […]

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Unit 12

anthropology [a3narapalad3i] n. Anthropology is the study of people, society, and culture. —*■In anthropology class, I learned about simple tools that ancient cultures used. applaud [opI6:d] v. To applaud means to clap in order to show approval. —►Everyone cheered and applauded Manny’s efforts. appoint [apoint] V. To appoint someone to a job means to give […]

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Unit 11

a C U te [ekjurt] adj. When a bad thing is acute, it is very severe and intense. -> When she fell out of the tree, the girl felt an acute pain in her arm. aggression lagrejan] n. Aggression is behavior that is mean or violent to others. —►The problem was only made worse by […]

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Unit 10

accountant [akauntsnt] n. An accountant is a person whose job is to keep financial accounts. —►The accountant helped me keep track of my money. capitalist Eksepitelist] n. A capitalist is a business person who invests in trade and industry for profit. —►The capitalist invested in a factory that made wheat into cereal. C o n […]

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Unit 9

archaic [axkeik] adj. If something is archaic, it is very old or outdated. -* To be competitive, we must update our archaic equipment. benevolent [banevslant] adj. If someone is benevolent, they are kind and generous. —►My father was a benevolent man and gave lots of money to charity. brass [braes] n. Brass is a metal […]

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Unit 8

adept [adept] adj. If someone is adept at something, they are very good at doing it. —►The carpenter is very adept at building houses. barren [bseran] adj. If land is barren, it has no plants growing on it. —»People cannot farm in barren lands. ceramic [saraemik] adj. If something is ceramic, it is made of […]

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Unit 7

a q u a t ic [aekwatik] adj. If a plant or animal is aquatic, it lives or grows in water. —►The dolphin is an aquatic mammal. biosphere [baiasfiar] n. The biosphere is the earth’s surface and atmosphere where there are living things. -> Birds, trees, and worms all thrive in the biosphere. bizarre [bizar] […]

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Unit 6

a lt it u d e [aeltety’uid] n. The altitude of a place is its height above sea level. -» The air was thin at such a high altitude on the mountain. Coastline [koustlain] n. A coastline is the outline of a country’s coast. -> He noticed that most of the cities in Australia are […]

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Unit 5

assess [ases] v. To assess something means to judge the structure, purpose, or quality of it. -* She assessed the condition of the toy car before buying it. astonish [astamj] V. To astonish someone means to greatly surprise them. —►The amount of people that came to her party astonished her. commence [kamens] v. To commence […]

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Unit 4

a d m in is t r a t o r [asdmfnastreita/-] n. An administrator is a person who controls a business, company, or organization. —»Everyone in the store did whatever the administrator asked them to do. affluent [cfeflu(:)ant] adj. If someone is affluent, they are wealthy. -* People in the city are usually more […]

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Unit 3

analytic [asneUtik] adj. If something is analytic, it is related to logic and reasoning. —»The analytic article criticized the new plan and presented one of its own. a s s e r t [asart] v. To assert a fact or belief means to state it with confidence. -* He asserted that his mother’s cooking was […]

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Unit 2

abbey [sebi] n. An abbey is a house or group of houses where monks or nuns live. —»When the monk returned to the abbey, he went immediately to his bedroom. abundant [abAndant] adj. If something is abundant, then it is available in large quantities. —►Cakes, cookies, and candy were so abundant that the child was […]

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Unit 1

allot [slat] V. To allot something means to give it to someone. —►The coach allotted each team five minutes to prepare a strategy. appall [apd:l] v. To appall means to horrify, shock, or disgust someone. —►The boy was appalled when he saw the accident. cache [RaeJ] n. A cache is a hiding place forvaluable things. […]

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Unit 30

bill [bii] n. A bill is a statement of money owed for goods or a service. -» I have so many bills that I do not know how to pay for them all. r boundary [baundsri] n. A boundary is the line where one area of land stops, and another begins. -* This fence shows […]

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Unit 29

automobile [o:tamsbi:l] n. An automobile is a car. -> The first automobiles were very different from the ones that exist today. candidate [ksendideit] n. A candidate is a person who is competing to win something such as a job. -*■Alice is the best candidate for the job. confidential [kdnfidenjal] adj. If something is confidential, it […]

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Unit 28

avail [aveil] n. Avail is help. It is often used in the achievement of a goal. -+ His studying was to no avail because he failed the test. expand [ikspaend] v. To expand is to become bigger in size. -+ A balloon will expand as you blow air into it. define [difain] v. To define […]

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Unit 27

beneficial [benatp] adj. If something is beneficial, it is good for you. -* Drinking milk everyday is beneficial to your bones. birthplace [baxepleis] n. A birthplace is a place where a person is born or where something started. -* China is the birthplace of chopsticks. capacity [kspaesati] n. The capacity of something is the amount […]

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Unit 26

a s s u m p t io n [esAmpJsn] n. An assumption is something that you believe is true but cannot prove. -> I went to the cafeteria on the assumption that everyone would be there. r b a r l e y t a i ] n. Barley is a grain that is […]

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Unit 25

aircraft [carkrasft] n. An aircraft is a vehicle that flies in the sky, such as an airplane or helicopter. -+ At the museum in the airport, you can see a lot of old aircraft. celebrity [salebrati] n. A celebrity is someone who is famous. -♦ It was the highlight of the evening when the celebrities […]

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