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IELTS Modern World

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1. (v): Make something bad become even worse by causing further damage or problems - (v) with sth:mix something together

2. (v): To combine or make two or more things combine to form a single thing. Ex: The banks are set to merge next year.

3. (n): A business project or activity that is begun by two or more companies - etc - which remain separate organizations

4. (v): To move from one part of the world to another according to the season - (v) emigrate : To move from one town - country - etc. to go and live and/or work in another

5. (a)about/of sth: having doubts that a claim or statement is true or that something will happen. Ex: I am sceptical about his chances of winning.

6. (n): The ability to predict what is likely to happen and to use this to prepare for the future

7. (a): Relating to the population and different groups within it + demographically (adv)

8. (n)on/upon: The effect that somebody/something has on the way a person thinks or behaves or on the way that something works or develops. Ex: What exactly is the influence of television on children?

9. (n): The understanding that you have of a situation only after it has happened and that means you would have done things in a different way. Ex: With hindsight it is easy to say they should not have released him.

10. (n) on/of sth: The powerful effect that something has on somebody/something. (n): The act of one object hitting another; the force with which this happens - (v): = affect

11. (n): Data relating to the population and different groups within it

12. (n)of/for sth: A possible effect or result of an action or a decision. (n): The fact of being involved - or of involving sb - in sth - especially a crime

13. (n): A general direction in which a situation is changing or developing

14. (n): The way that you think and feel about somebody/something; the way that you behave towards somebody/something that shows how you think and feel

15. (n)in/of/on sth: The complete control of trade in particular goods or the supply of a particular service; a type of goods or a service that is controlled in this way. Ex: In the past central government had a monopoly on television broadcasting.

16. (n): The act of separating somebody/something; the state of being separate. Ex: An isolation hospital/ward (= for people with infectious diseases)

17. (a): From or in another country - especially a tropical one; seeming exciting and unusual because it is connected with foreign countries. Ex: She travels to all kinds of exotic locations all over the world.

18. (v) Decrease: To become or to make something become smaller - weaker - etc.

19. (a): Connected with or belonging to a nation - race or people that shares a cultural tradition. Ex: ethnic Albanians living in Germany

20. (v) Update: To make a system - methods - etc. more modern and more suitable for use at the present time

21. (n): Variety: A range of many people or things that are very different from each other

22. (n): A part or share of a whole. Ex: Water covers a large proportion of the earth's surface - (n) = ratio: The relationship of one thing to another in size - amount - etc.

23. (v) sth in/into: include a particular fact or situation when you are thinking about or planning something. Ex: Remember to factor in staffing costs when you are planning the project.

24. (n): The practice of giving importance to all cultures in a society

25. (v): ~ to ~ from: To come and live permanently in a country after leaving your own country. Ex: About 6.6 million people immigrated to the United States in the 1970s.

26. (v): ~ from ~ to: To leave your own country to go and live permanently in another country. Ex: The family left Czechoslovakia in 1968 and emigrated to America.

27. (a): Used as a polite word for 'old' + The elderly (n)

28. (a): <> previous: happening or coming after something else. Ex: Subsequent events confirmed our doubts.

29. (v): To become gradually less or smaller

30. (v): To control or have a lot of influence over somebody/something - especially in an unpleasant way. Ex: As a child he was dominated by his father - (v) sth: To be the most important or noticeable feature of something