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Volume – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from list 3 of the Academic Word List is



This is one of the more technical words in the Academic Word List and is used mostly in academic papers. However, it is also a useful synonym of amount and can be useful in IELTS writing in academic task one.

Some of the more common collocations include:

the volume of traffic

a volume of [poetry]

turn up/down the volume

total volume

high/low volume

in volume

A good speaking idiom is

to speak volumes

meaning to show the nature of something very clearly

Test Yourself


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