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Alternative – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



  • An extremely useful word that can be used in many contexts. It is a useful variation of “different” and “other”
  • The forms of the word you need are alternative and alternatively
  • One of  most common phrases it is used in is alternative medicine (and/or remedies and therapies)
  • Other common phrases include alternative comedy and alternative theatre and alternative lifestyles; typically these are regarded as being not mainstream
  • You can suggest or propose alternatives and these alternatives may be ways, methods or approaches
  • Don’t forget alternatively, which can be used with the word or in to replace it



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2 Responses to Alternative – IELTS word of the day

  1. Hugo January 7, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Again, good one. Very handy tips.

  2. Mereke January 7, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Really useful, many thanks



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