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Layer – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:

layer

Notes

  • This is perhaps one of the less likely words in list 3 of the academic word lists
  • There is one very strong collocation that everyone must be able to use: the ozone layer
  • It is also possible to talk about  different layers of management/government and/or bureaucracy when things are more complex than they need be
  • Texts may be said to have different layers of meaning
  • Other more physical collocations include thin, thick, outer and inner

 

   

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2 Responses to Layer – IELTS word of the day

  1. Huong Ho July 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Dear Mr. Dominic, could you please help me make sense better the idea of this phrase which is among the list of examples related to the academic word “layer”? ” The fact that many women need to take maternity leave at some point in their careers adds another layer of complexity to the issue of equal rights in the workplace.”
    Many thanks

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