Today’s word from the academic word list is

**approximate**

### Notes

The forms of this word are** approximate, approximately **and** approximation**

This is an extremely useful for IELTS candidates in writing task 1 for describing figures that are not exact.

You should note that approximate can be used as a verb and that the pronunciation of the word changes so that the last syllable sounds like “eight.

Some more common phrases using **approximation** include:

a close approximation

a reasonable approximation

a rough approximation

an approximation

of[the total]make/give an approximation

Some more common phrases using **approximate** include:

an approximate amount/number

closely approximate

toapproximate percentage/proportion

approximate cost

only/very approximate

Some more common phrases using **approximately** include:

approximately half/double

approximately equal/equivalent

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