Monday, April 25, 2011

IELTS English Vocabulary - T

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TARGET:
(noun) Object for attack or criticism. For example: 'Motorists who speed near schools are the target of the Police's latest saftey campaign.'
TASK:
(noun) Job, chore, duty. For example: 'Passing of the course involves successful completion of a number of tasks.'

TEAM:
(noun) Group of people working together for the same aim. For example: 'The department is made up of a team of twenty workers.'
TECHNICAL:
(adjective) Specialised, technological. For example: 'The process is really very straight-forward and not at all technical.'
TECHNIQUE:
(noun) Method, skill, system. For example: 'It is a matter of practising and learning the correct technique.'
TECHNOLOGY:
(noun) Electronic/digital know-how. For example: 'We know have the technology to do many things we once thought impossible.'
TEMPORARY:
(adjective) Short-term, not permanent. For example: 'Temporary shelters were set up until people were able to return to their own homes.'
TEMPTATION:
(noun) Something that seems attractive; motivates someone to act in a certain way. Example: 'The temptation to socialise can cause students to neglect their studies.'
TENSE:
(adjective) Anxious, worried, stressed. For example: ' It is quite common to feel tense before an important exam.'
TERMINATE:
(verb) End, finish, cease. For example: 'The contract may be terminated with one month's notice period.'
TEXT:
(noun) Book or part of a book, passage. For example: 'In the IELTS reading exam it is useful to underline key words in the text.'
THEME:
(noun) Subject, topic. For example: 'Common themes for the IELTS test are society, health, education and technology.'
THEORY:
(noun) Idea, concept. For example: 'The theories learned at university provide background knowledge for use in the business world.'
THEREBY:
(adverb) In that way, By this means, In doing so. For example: 'More investment should be put into rural areas thereby increasing employment opportunities there.'
THESIS:
(noun) Academic research project. For example: 'A university professor will be appointed to each student to supervise the writing of their thesis.'
TITLE:
(noun) Showing a person's status (e.g. Mr, Mrs, Dr, Sir, Professor, etc)
(noun) A heading or name given to something (e.g. the title of a book, the title of a movie)
TO BE INCLINED:
(verb) To prefer to do something; to lean towards and action or idea. 'More pople will be inclined to protect the environment, if it is made easier for them to do so.'
TOLERATE:
(verb) To accept, to allow to happen. Example: 'Too many parents tolerate bad behaviour from their children'.
TOPIC:
(noun) Subject, focus. For example: 'Topics for IELTS writing exams are often related to social issues.'
TRACE:
(verb) Track, locate, discover. For example: 'It is difficult to trace calls made from mobile phones.'
TRADESPEOPLE:
(noun) People that are employed in a skilled trade such as carpenters, plumbers or electricians.
TRADITION:
(noun) Custom, practice followed for some time. For example: 'Many important traditions are rejected or forgotton by modern society.'
TRANSFER:
 (verb) To move from one place to another or from one type to another. Example: 'In the IELTS reading test, candidates have to complete the test and transfer their answer to the answer paper in 60 minutes'.
TRANSFORM:
(verb) Dramatically change appearance of. For example: 'Landfill areas can be transformed into beautiful park areas which can be enjoyed by the public.'
TRANSITION:
(noun) Conversion, changeover. For example: 'It can be difficult for people to make the transition from working all day to a quieter life when they retire.'
TRANSITIVE VERB:
(noun phrase) A verb that does not require an object. Example: live, die.
TRANSMIT:
(verb) Spread, pass on. For example: 'On rare occasions infections have been transmitted through blood transfusions.'
TRANSPORT:
(noun) Form of vehicle used to get from one place to another. For example: 'Free public transport should be available to retired people.'
TREND:
(noun) General direction or pattern of behaviour. Example: 'There has been an increasing  trend towards having smaller families'.
TRIGGER:
(verb) Set off, cause to start. For example: 'The recent policy change has triggered a great deal of protest.'
TURN DOWN:
(phrasal verb) To reject or refuse. Example: 'I turned down the job offer because the salary was too low'.

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