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Labour – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:

Labour

 

Notes

  • If you learned you English the American way, you are going to spell this word “labor” – that’s fine
  • While this is both a noun and a verb, the noun is much more common
  • This is one of the key words needed to discuss the topic of employment
  • For instance, we talk about the labour market, skilled and unskilled labour
  • There are some nice phrases using labour, such as “labour-saving” and “labour-intensive” and an idiom “to enjoy the fruits of your [own] labour

   

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