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  IELTS Practice Tests Plus B1, Test 2, Reading 31obvious (to somebody (t!at   easy to see or understand SYNONYM   #LE$R     It was obvious to everyone that the child had been badly treated. It's obvious from what she said that something is wrong. ca%able  adj having the ability or qualities necessary for doing something a%able o& somet!ing  You are capable of better work than this. ca%able o& doing somet!ing  He's quite capable of lying to get out of trouble. signi&icant adj   having an important effect or influence, especially on what will happen in the futureHis most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death  penalty signi&icant &or  !he result is !ig!ly signi&icant  for the future of the province it is signi&icant t!at   t is significant that the writers of the report were all men '%%osite insigni&icantlabel to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, but often unfairly or incorrectly label somebodysomet!ing (as somet!ing  !he newspapers had unjustly labelled him a troublema#er !he regime was inevitably labelled as $communist% %urely  adv only& completely  I saw the letter purely by chance.The charity is run on a purely voluntary basis. )uantitative  adj connected with the amount or number of something rather than with how good it is ' ()nh l*+ng quantitative analysis/research There is no difference between the two in quantitative terms. route (to somet!ing  a particular way of achieving something the route to successThere are a number of routes to qualifying as a social worker. sim%le  adj used before a noun to emphasie that it is e-actly that and nothing else  obody wanted to believe the simple truth. It was a matter of simple survival. &all &rom grace&avour   to stop being li#ed by people in authority He fell from grace for the first time when he was convicted of drin#.driving ecli%se somebodysomet!ing  to ma#e somebody'something seem dull or unimportant by comparisonS YNONYM   '*TS+IE   ,  '-ERS+$.'/   Though a talented player! he was completely eclipsed by his brother. t!e advent o& somet!ingsomebody  /singular0 the coming of an important event,  person, invention, etc the advent of new technology  I0   the abbreviation for $intelligence quotient% 1a measurement of a person%s intelligence that is calculated from the results of special tests2 an I of #$%to have a high/low IQ luminary   a person who is an e-pert or a great influence in a special area or activity  He has played with all the great ja&& luminaries.arious leading luminaries of the arts were invited. 2ecli%se somebodysomet!ing  to ma#e somebody'something seem dull or unimportant by comparisonS YNONYM   '*TS+IE   ,  '-ERS+$.'/   Though a talented player! he was completely eclipsed by his brother. in turn   as a result of something nterest rates were cut and, in turn, share prices rose multi&aceted  adj 1formal2 having many different aspects to be considered a comple( and multifaceted problem recognie   to admit or to be aware that something e-ists or is true SYNONYM   $#'/LE.E  recognie somet!ing  They recogni&ed the need to take the problem seriously. recognie somet!ing as somet!ing  )rugs were not recogni&ed as a problem then. recognie !o4, 4!at, etc  obody recogni&ed how urgent the situation was. recognie t!at  *e recogni&ed that the task was not straightforward. it is recognied t!at  It was recogni&ed that this solution could only be temporary. recognie somebodysomet!ing to be!ave somet!ing  )rugs were not recogni&ed to be a problem then. %urely  adv only& completely  I saw the letter purely by chance.The charity is run on a purely voluntary basis. t!ere&ore  adv used to introduce the logical result of something that has just been mentioned  He's only #+ and therefore not eligible to vote.There is still much to discuss. *e shall! therefore! return to this item at our ne(t meeting. across  prep in every part of a place, group of people, etc SYNONYM   T+R'*+'*T    Her family is scattered across the country. run   /intransitive0 1usually used in the progressive tenses2 to happen at the time mentioned 5 adv6%re%6  ,rogrammes are running   a few minutes behind schedule  this evening.The murderer was given three life sentences! to run concurrently. in!erit somet!ing (&rom somebody  to have qualities, physical features, etc that are similar to those of your parents, grandparents, etc   He has inherited his mother's patience.-he inherited a passion for music from her grandfather.an inherited disease dys&unction   / 1 medical  2 the fact of a part of the body not wor#ing normally ' s3 ho4t (5ng #h6c th*7ng c8a m5t c9 quan trong c9 th:  He's suffering from se(ual dysfunction caused by depression. sc!io%!renia  ; mental illness in which a person becomes unable to lin# thought, emotion and behaviour, leading to withdrawal from reality and personal relationships ' b<nh t=m th>n ph=n li<t ca%acity  /countable, usually singular, uncountable0 the ability to understand or to do something intellectual capacity ca%acity &or somet!ing  -he has an enormous capacity for hard work. ca%acity &or doing somet!ing  0imited resources are restricting our capacity  for developing new products. ca%acity to do somet!ing  your capacity to enjoy life %ass st! on to give something, especially a disease, to your children through your genes 3t!ro4 lig!t on st! to ma#e something easier  to understand by providing new information ?ecent investigations have thrown new light on how the two men died area (o& somet!ing  @ a particular subject or activity, or an aspect of it the areas of training and development  1inance is 2ark's area. genetics   the scientific study of the ways in which different characteristics are  passed from each generation of living things to the ne-t allo4 &or st! to consider or include somebody'something when calculating something  It will take about an hour to get there! allowing for traffic delays. 3ll these factors must be allowed for. strain   /countable0 a particular type of plant or animal, or of a disease caused by  bacteria, etc a new strain of mosquitoes resistant to the poisonThis is only one of the many strains of the disease. reasoning   the process of thin#ing about things in a logical way& opinions and ideas that are based on logical thin#ing *hat is the reasoning behind   this decision4This line of reasoning   is faulty. mae a system of paths separated by walls or hedges built in a par# or garden, that is designed so that it is difficult to find your way through *e got lost in the ma&e.5     figurative6 The building is a ma&e of corridors. brig!t  adj intelligent& quic# to learn the brightest pupil in the class )o you have any bright ideas   1A clever ideas2 4  dull  adj intelligent& quic# to learn the brightest pupil in the class )o you have any bright ideas   1A clever ideas2 4 dull  adj not interesting or e-citing SYNONYM   .RE$R7    0ife in a small town could be deadly dull.The countryside was flat! dull and uninteresting. mae   a system of paths separated by walls or hedges built in a par# or garden, that is designed so that it is difficult to find your way through *e got lost in the ma&e.5     figurative6 The building is a ma&e of corridors. discre%ancy   / a difference between two or more things that should be the same discre%ancy (in somet!ing  wide discrepancies in prices quoted for the work  discre%ancy (bet4een $ and B  *hat are the reasons for the discrepancy between girls' and boys' performance in school4 return  if a feeling, situation etc returns, it starts to e-ist or happen again   f the pain returns, ta#e two of the tablets with some water return to  when peace finally returns to this country Synonym come bac8 dull adj intelligent& quic# to learn the brightest pupil in the class )o you have any bright ideas   1A clever ideas2 4 stimulate   to encourage someone by ma#ing them e-cited about and interested in something Her interest  in art was stimulated  by her father stimulate somebody to do somet!ing  Bn inspiring teacher can stimulate students to succeed brig!t  adj intelligent& quic# to learn the brightest pupil in the class )o you have any bright ideas   1A clever ideas2 4 %rinci%le the  basic idea that a  plan or system is  based on !he general %rinci%le  is that education should be available to all children up to the age of CD basic&undamentalguiding %rinci%le  the basic principles of business management a%%ly /intransitive, transitive0 1not used in the progressive tenses2 to concern or relate to somebody'something -pecial conditions apply if you are under #7. a%%ly to somebodysomet!ing  *hat I am saying applies only to some of you. a%%ly somet!ing to somebodysomet!ing  The word 8une(citing9 could never be applied to her novels. innate adj   1of a quality, feeling, etc2 that you have when you are bornS YNONYM   IB'R   the innate ability to learn
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