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Approach – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:



  • This is another of those verb/noun words that make English a pleasure to learn.
  • In academic writing, the noun form is probably the more common word
  • You can adopt a particular approach to a problem
  • Be careful with your prepositions: you can use both “to” and “about” – but they have quite different meanings
  • There is also an adjective “approachable” that is useful in describing people


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4 Responses to Approach – IELTS word of the day

  1. David July 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Nice site, very useful ideed! I especially like the IELTS word of the day. Will be sharing here if thats ok


    • Dominic Cole July 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

      Please do. Would particularly appreciate feedback on the word of the day. Which type of exercise works best for you/your students. I have a variety of options. Do you like the drop down menu or would you prefer the type in the answer type? Also I am now approaching the end of list 1 of the AWL and am planning some review exercises featuring word-building exercises and the like.

  2. David July 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Hi Domonic,
    Personally both ways are fine by me but I do find students tend to prefer selecting an answer rather than typing a word in. However it could be said that doing the second is better for them as they are at least practising the writing skill. Anyway, keep it up, I certainly will be using a lot of this in September.


  3. Reema July 6, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    Thank you..

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