IELTS Book 7 Test 2 Section 1
7 T2 S1
Anticipated verb Synonym: Forestall
To expect 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.
· 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
· 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
· 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.
· 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.
· The hurricane flattened thousands of homes.
[transitive] flatten somebody (informal) to defeat someb