IELTS Book 8 GT B Vocab
Book 8 GT B
Resort (Noun) Synonym: Recourse
[countable] a place where a lot of people go on holiday/vacation
· Seaside/ski/mountain, etc. resorts
· (British English) a popular holiday resort
· The resort town of Byron Bay
· Destination resorts such as Atlantis in the Bahamas
· They spent a month at a fashionable ski resort in Switzerland.
[uncountable] resort to something the act of using something, especially something bad or unpleasant, because nothing else is possible
· There are hopes that the conflict can be resolved without resort to violence.
The first/last/final resort the first or last course of action that you should or can take in a particular situation
· Strike action should be regarded as a last resort, when all attempts to negotiate have failed.
· In the last resort (= in the end) everyone must decide for themselves.
Leaflet (Noun) Synonym: Pamphlet
A printed sheet of paper or a few printed pages that are given free to advertise or give information about something
· A leaflet on local places of interest
· Pick up a free leaflet from your local post office.
Suspect (Verb) Synonym: Doubtful
[transitive, intransitive] to have an idea that something is probably true or likely to happen, especially something bad, but without having definite proof
· If you suspect a gas leak, do not strike a match or even turn on an electric light.
· Suspecting nothing, he walked right into the trap.
· I didn’t want the neighbours suspecting anything.
· As I had suspected all along, he was not a real policeman.
· I began to suspect (that) they were trying to get rid of me.
· I suspect (that) she might be lying.
It is suspected that…
· It was suspected that the drugs had been brought into the country by boat.
Suspect somebody/something to be/have something
· She suspected him to be an impostor.
[transitive] to have an idea that somebody is guilty of something, without having definite proof
Suspect somebody/something of something
· He resigned after being suspected of theft.
Suspect somebody/something of doing something
· I suspected her of damaging the equipment.
· The drug is suspected of causing over 200 deaths.
· Whom do the police suspect?
[transitive] suspect something to be suspicious about something; to not trust something
· I suspected her motives in offering to help.
Negligence (Noun) Synonym: Disregard
The failure to give somebody/something enough care or attention
· The accident was caused by negligence on the part of the driver.
· The doctor was sued for medical negligence.
Blemish (Noun) Synonym: Flaw
A mark on the skin or on an object that spoils it and makes it look less beautiful or perfect
· Make-up to cover blemishes
· (figurative) His reputation is without a blemish.
Turnaround (Noun) Synonym: Reversal
The amount of time it takes to unload a ship or plane at the end of one journey and load it again for the next one
· IA planes normally take an hour for a turnaround.
The amount of time it takes to do a piece of work that you have been given and return it
A situation in which something changes from bad to good
· A turnaround in the economy
A complete change in somebody’s opinion, behaviour, etc.
· They remain suspicious about the government’s turnaround on education policy.
Monolingual (Adjective) Synonym: Speaker
Speaking or using only one language
· A monolingual dictionary
Bilinguals (Adjective) Synonym: Speaker
Able to speak two languages equally well
· She is bilingual in English and Punjabi.
Using two languages; written in two languages
· Bilingual education/communities
· A bilingual dictionary