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Emerge – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the Academic Word List is

emerge

Notes

The forms of this word that you need are emerge, emerging, emergence and emergency

It has a “physical” meaning of come out, but you are much more likely to use it with its more abstract meaning. To show this meaning, it is easiest to look at some examples;

Some common combinations include:

A further problem emerges when we consider the financial problems the elderly face

More evidence of the environmental damage that these industrial plants cause has emerged

On closer inspection, a  pattern of neglect emerges

Unfortunately, no consensus has emerged about the best way to tackle poverty in developing countries

There are two common prepositions:

No clear picture emerges from this

Sustainability has emerged as a vital issue

 

   

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2 Responses to Emerge – IELTS word of the day

  1. Anonymous March 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Very very useful .thanks alot

  2. leila March 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    again thanks alot ,isn’t it possible to have the pronunciation of the word of the day,too?

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