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Proportion – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



  • This word has a variety of forms including: proportion, proportionate, disproportionate, proportionately and disproportionately
  • It is a must have word for task 1 academic writing as it allows you to discuss percentages and amounts
  • There are also a few useful idiomatic phrases to note:

to keep something in proportion (not get over-excited by something)

to blow something out of (all) proportion (get over-excited by something)

have a sense of proportion (see things in their true perspective/context)



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