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Major – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:




  • There are two common forms of this word: majority and major
  • Very much an IELTS word this one especially in task 1 writing when you need to describe proportions: “a slight/large/overwhelming majority”
  • You also need to be aware of the opposite “minor” and “minority”
  • In essays problems/issues/concerns can be described as being major
  • A less common usage is “What was your major at university?”


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