IELTS vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. Both parents grew ……………. when they couldn’t find the child. (hysteria)

2. The politician showed his …………….. by saying he was in favour of the bill and then voting against it. (hypocrite)

3. It is ……………. to praise bad work. (hypocrisy)

4. The numerous setbacks that he faced didn’t crush his …………….. (ideal)

5. You can’t find many …………….. in politics. (ideal)

6. …………….. of the murderer was made by the first witness. (identify)

7. He has two ……………. daughters. (identify)

8. Fingerprints obtained from the crime scene established the ……………. of the murderer. (identify)

9. Communist …………….. is losing ground. (ideal)

10. Not seeing a doctor was …………….. (idiot)

11. Some people ………………. the sun. (idol)

12. The army’s disorganized retreat was …………………. (ignominy)

Answers

1. Both parents grew hysterical when they couldn’t find the child.

2. The politician showed his hypocrisy by saying he was in favour of the bill and then voting against it.

3. It is hypocritical to praise bad work.

4. The numerous setbacks that he faced didn’t crush his idealism.

5. You can’t find many idealists in politics.

6. Identification of the murderer was made by the first witness.

7. He has two identical daughters.

8. Fingerprints obtained from the crime scene established the identity of the murderer.

9. Communist ideology is losing ground.

10. Not seeing a doctor was idiotic.

11. Some people idolise the sun.

12. The army’s disorganized retreat was ignominious.

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