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Element – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is

element

Notes

  • in addition to the word “element“, you should be familiar with “elementary
  • this word has a scientific meaning in that Oxygen and Hydrogen are elements
  • there is also a useful idiom to be “in your element” when you are doing something that you enjoy and comes naturally to you
  • another useful phrase is “an element of truth” meaning something is only slightly true
  • we can refer to the forces of nature (the wind etc) as “the elements”
  • the most common prepositions are “of” and “in”
  • adjectives often used with “element” include “important”, significant”, “vital” and “essential”
  • in some systems primary schools are referred to as “elementary schools”

   

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