IELTS Book 7 Test 2 Section 1

7 T2 S1

Anticipated verb Synonym: Forestall

To expect something

Anticipate something

· We don't anticipate any major problems.

· Our anticipated arrival time is 8.30.

· The eagerly anticipated movie will be released next month.

Anticipate doing something

· They anticipate moving to bigger premises by the end of the year.

Anticipate something doing something

· I don't anticipate it being a problem.

Anticipate that…

· We anticipate that sales will rise next year.

It is anticipated that…

· It is anticipated that inflation will stabilize at 3%.

To see what might happen in the future and take action to prepare for it

Anticipate something

· We need someone who can anticipate and respond to changes in the fashion industry.

Anticipate what, how, that, etc…

· Try and anticipate what the interviewers will ask.

Anticipate (doing) something | anticipate (something doing) something to think with pleasure and excitement about something that is going to happen

· We eagerly anticipated the day we would leave school.

· The more I anticipated arriving somewhere, the more disappointed I was.

Anticipate somebody (doing something) (formal) to do something before it can be done by somebody else

· When Scott reached the South Pole he found that Amundsen had anticipated him.

Counterparts noun Synonym: Match, Correspondent

A person or thing that has the same position or function as somebody/something else in a different place or situation

· The Foreign Minister held talks with his Chinese counterpart.

· The women's shoe, like its male counterpart, is specifically designed for the serious tennis player.

Craftsmen noun Synonym: Artist

A skilled person, especially one who makes beautiful things by hand

· Rugs handmade by local craftsmen

· It is clearly the work of a master craftsman.

Disastrous adjective Synonym: Catastrophic

Very bad, harmful or unsuccessful

· A disastrous harvest/fire/result

· Lowering interest rates could have disastrous consequences for the economy.

· It was a disastrous start to the season for the team.

Dispensed verb Synonym: Disburse

Dispense something (to somebody) (formal) to give out something to people

· The machine dispenses a range of drinks and snacks.

Dispense something (to somebody) (formal) to provide something, especially a service, for people

· The organization dispenses free health care to the poor.

· To dispense justice/advice

Dispense something to prepare medicine and give it to people, as a job

· To dispense a prescription

· (British English) to dispense medicine

· (British English) a dispensing chemist

Earthenware noun Synonym: Ceramics

An object or objects made of very hard baked clay

· The production of earthenware in Japan goes back many centuries.

Enormous adjective Synonym: Huge, Immense

Extremely large

· An enormous house/dogan

· Enormous amount of time

· Enormous interest

· The problems facing the President are enormous.

Erect adjective Synonym: Straight

(formal) in a vertical position

· Stand with your arms by your side and your head erect.

(of the penis or nipples) larger than usual, stiff and standing up because of sexual excitement

· While watching a nude scene in the movie, he got erection.

Flattened verb Synonym: Crush, Smash

[intransitive, transitive] to become or make something become flat or flatter

· The cookies will flatten slightly while cooking.

Flatten something

· These exercises will help to flatten your stomach.

· He flattened his hair down with gel.

· The bird is recognizable by its flattened beak.

· Roll the dough into balls and flatten slightly.

[transitive] flatten something to destroy or knock down a building, tree, etc.

· Most of the factory was flattened by the explosion.