IELTS Book 8 Test 2 Section 1
8 T2 S1
Ensure Verb Synonym: Assure
To make sure that something happens or is definite
· The book ensured his success.
Ensure somebody something
· Victory ensured them a place in the final.
· Please ensure (that) all lights are switched off.
Gravity Noun Synonym: Attraction
(abbreviation g) the force that attracts objects in space towards each other, and that on the earth pulls them towards the centre of the planet, so that things fall to the ground when they are dropped
· Newton’s law of gravity
Molten Adjective Synonym: Melted
(of metal, rock, or glass) heated to a very high temperature so that it becomes liquid
· Molten leada stream of molten lava
Pour Verb Synonym: Drain, Flood
[transitive] pour something (+ adv./prep.) to make a liquid or other substance flow from a container in a continuous stream, especially by holding the container at an angle
· Pour the sauce over the pasta.
· She poured boiling water down the sink.
· Although I poured it carefully, I still managed to spill some.
· Pour away as much fat as possible from the roasting pan.
[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of liquid, smoke, light, etc.) to flow quickly in a continuous stream
· Tears poured down his cheeks.
· Thick black smoke was pouring out of the roof.
· Blood was pouring from the wound.
· The sweat was pouring off her.
· Light poured in.
[transitive, intransitive] to serve a drink by letting it flow from a container into a cup or glass
· Will you pour the coffee?
· Shall I pour?
Pour something out
· I was in the kitchen, pouring out drinks.
Pour something for somebody
· I've poured a cup of tea for you.
Pour somebody something
· I've poured you a cup of tea.
[intransitive, transitive] when rain pours down or when it’s pouring (with) rain, rain is falling heavily
· The rain continued to pour down.
· It's pouring outside.
(British English) pour with rain
· It's pouring with rain.
(North American English) pour (down) rain
· It's pouring rain outside.
[intransitive] + adv./prep. to come or go somewhere continuously in large numbers
· Letters of complaint continue to pour in.
· Commuters came pouring out of the station.
Ripple Noun Synonym: Wave
A small wave on the surface of a liquid, especially water in a lake, etc.
· The air was so still that there was hardly a ripple on the pond's surface.
A thing that looks or moves like a small wave
· Ripples of sand
[usually singular] ripple of something a sound that gradually becomes louder and then quieter again
· A ripple of applause/laughter
[usually singular] ripple of something a feeling that gradually spreads through a person or group of people
· A ripple of fear passed through him.
· The announcement sent a ripple of excitement through the crowd.
· Her visit caused no more than a ripple of interest.
Spinning Noun Synonym: Reel, Revolve
The art or the process of twisting wool, etc. to make thread
· Cotton spinning
· Hand spinning
Spinning™ a type of exercise performed on an exercise bike, usually in a class
· He is expert in spinning.
Tremor Noun Synonym: Quiver
A small earthquake in which the ground shakes slightly
· An earth tremor
· (figurative) The scandal sent tremors through the political establishment.
A slight shaking movement in a part of your body caused, for example, by cold or fear
· There was a slight tremor in his voice.
· She felt a tremor of