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Goal – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the Academic Word List is



This is a key word for academic writing. It has two very close synonyms in aim and objective. The main collocations are:

achieve your goals

accomplish/reach your goal

set a goal for yourself

long-term/short-term goals

It does of course have many other sporting uses, the one that is used most commonly in more academic writing is

score an own goal

It is also worth noting that it is commonly used with the preposition of. This preposition will be followed by an -ing form of the verb.

you set yourself the goal of getting 9.0 in all 4 papers of IELTS



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One Response to Goal – IELTS word of the day

  1. sabah March 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    It is useful.

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