Today’s word from the academic word list is
There are a number of forms of this word that you should be able to use: stress, stressful, stressed and unstressed. You should also note that stress is common both as a verb and a noun and that it can mean “emphasis” as well as what you feel when you are studying for IELTS.
Using the word
A little grammar
Note how stress as a verb can be followed by a “that” clause or a noun
I would stress that this is not my personal opinion.
Parents should stress the need for the children to study hard.
Some common combinations – emphasise
This could be avoided if teachers stressed the importance of homework.
It may be enough if schools placed more stress on extracurricular activities.
Combinations for emotions
It should not be forgotten that sometimes this occurs because employees are under too much stress.
One problem with exams is that they can cause significant levels of mental or psychological stress in students who then underperform.
Some form of counselling should be provided in schools to help students deal with/cope with stress.
Some people can become stressed out by what appear to be unimportant details.