Top Tips for IELTS

Formula – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:

formula

 

Notes

  • this word is a scientific/mathematical word and indeed scientific and mathematical formula are common phrases
  • it is also used quite commonly in general English to mean a carefully worked out solution to a problem, formulas are typically “winning” or “successful”
  • an idiom worth learning is “there is no magic formula”  meaning that it is a complex problem with no easy solutions
  • less common variations of the word include formulate the verb (you formulate ideas), reformulate (you say something in another way) and formulation (something of a dictionary word)
  • there is an irregular plural formulae – though most modern teachers accept formulas (I certainly do)

   

Get more help with IELTS preparation on the main pages of my site

Home page

Speaking Guide

Writing Guide

Essay writing guide

Academic task 1 guide

Letter writing guide

Reading guide

Listening guide

IELTS vocabulary

IELTS grammar

Keep up with me on Facebook - all the updates and even more advice there

   

Or just get all my free lessons by email

Subscribe to DC IELTS by Email

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply