Top IELTS vocabulary you need to maximize your score
As of March 2000, Julia Roberts was earning $20 million per movie, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood history.
His earnings as a realtor won him a prize as the top salesman of the month.
The mining industry contributes over 90% to Zambia's export earnings.
She is now a behavioral ecologist, an expert in how animals use sound.
The first range ecologist, he was the father of range management.
Many people worry that the world could experience another economic depression.
Unfortunately, cutting taxes to stimulate the economy mainly helps those in the middle and upper classes.
Generations ago, marriage was primarily an economic arrangement in most cultures.
The economies of the U.S. and Mexico are closely linked.
Any changes made in our ecosystem affect all the plants and animals that live there.
Destroying one part of the ecosystem affects every other part of it.
The ecosystem is this area is extremely fragile because it is so small and so specialized.
One of the key elements in our plan is a new advertising campaign.
There are 109 different elements in the Periodic Table in chemistry.
Simple hard work has been the primary element in the story of his success.
Moderate dancing will elevate heart rates, and can burn up to 300 calories an hour.
Movie stars in the U.S. have been elevated to the status of royalty.
He had an elevated heart rate during the days of his final exams.
The young boy embarrassed his friend by laughing at his new haircut.
The Australian team was embarrassed 7-0 by the Argentineans in the opening match.
It is the embodiment and home of divine personality and power.
With Zeus and Apollo, she forms a triad which represents the embodiment of all divine power.
A butterfly will emerge from its cocoon after a certain amount of time.
Rome emerged as the major power in Italy after 500 B.C.
This ESL program puts a lot of emphasize on speaking and listening skills.
In French, the emphasis is always on the last syllable of a word.
Healthy eating emphasizes fruits and vegetables.
He tried to emulate the recent success of mine.
We tried to emulate what we had seen in the morning.
Using a computer has enabled me to do my work much more quickly and efficiently.
Can you show me how to enable the internal modem on my computer?
Reading novels can enable us to temporarily forget our problems.
In our lives, we all encounter stress and difficulties which we must overcome.
Travelling allows you to encounter new ideas, and new ways of living.
Your reckless driving endangered the lives of everyone in the car.
Raising taxes at this time could endanger this slow recovery of the economy.
Science is the endeavour to increase the body of knowledge.
This is a fantastic and noble endeavour.
Ducks are no less richly endowed with their own ancestral memory.
New Zealand is generously endowed with wonderful golf courses.
The Wellcome Trust is an independent, privately endowed charity.
Each house employed a clerk to keep minutes and to engross copies of the laws.
It may engross a vast, unknown, and perhaps unknowable area.
But such sports should not engross all our time to the exclusion of useful employment.
Go on to tell the story of how the Buddha reached enlightenment.
Such "modernism" was an aspect or fruit of what historians call the European enlightenment.
Enlightenment and more serious habits of moral reflection ought indeed to be encouraged.
The visit by the President resulted in an enormous traffic jam.
She lives in an enormous house, with 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool.
He was so tired that he slept through the entire movie.
It seemed like the entire world was watching the television on the day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.
Most kinds of snakes can go an entire year without eating anything.
This city is generally a safe and friendly environment for foreign students to study in.
This city is generally a safe and friendly environment for foreign students to study in.
Different learning environments are beneficial to students with different learning styles.
Global financial markets have few incentives to equip poor countries to be globally productive.
Their elders have always told them that education is the best way to equip them to thrive in a globalised world.
Equipped with the most modern appliances, cooking and cleaning was quick and easy.
The living room was equipped with a massive flat screen television and worn furniture.
You can pay by cash, check, bank draft or money order, in British funds or equivalent.
One glass of beer is equivalent to a glass of wine, in terms of alcohol content.
Women will not be satisfied until their wages are equivalent to those of men doing the same kind of work.
It is essential that you increase your vocabulary if you want to improve your English.
It is essential that you attend next week's management meeting.
Her grandfather established his own law firm in 1922.
Small Islamic kingdoms were established in India by the year 1200.
His estimate for the renovations to our house was $2,250.
You should have an estimate done before proceeding with repairs.
Real worry here centers on what are euphemistically referred to as seismic events.
Prisons should not be euphemistically named, and they should not bedesigned as comfortable, attractive rehabilitation centers.
It will take us a few days to fully evaluate your proficiency in English.
We are currently doing a study to evaluate the effects of the drug on patients with high blood pressure.
Do you have any evidence to back up your accusations?
He doesn't have enough evidence to support his theories just yet.
She doesn't believe in evolution; she thinks we are all descended from Adam and Eve.
The evolution of the thumb allowed human beings to become tool-makers.
The winter is short, but exceedingly cold.
He was exceedingly fond of horses and hunting.
Researchers recently discovered the existence of a previously unknown sonata by Beethoven.
The existence of a dinosaur fossil with feathers has cast doubt on the theory that birds are descended from dinosaurs.
The Chinese used lions on hunting expeditions during the reign of Kublai Khan.
Jackie and Tim went on a photographic expedition to Kenya last year.
A deer will not expend energy for no purpose.
The Karens and Shans who settle in the plains expend much more care in ploughing and weeding their crops.
Expend as little energy as possible in doing so.
The world's most expensive food is saffron, which sells for as much as $2,000 per ounce!
There's a lot of expensive stereo equipment in here, so we'd better lock the door.
Antarctica was the last continent to be explored by mankind.
We explored the old town on foot for the first couple of days after arriving in the city.
Many people are totally ignorant of the extent of poverty in this country.
Our thoughts and behaviors are shaped to a certain extent by the culture in which we live.
Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
Mount Fuji is an extinct volcano.
In the old days of dentistry, tooth extractions were done without the benefit of proper painkilling medication.
Kazakhstan's industrial sector rests on the extraction and processing of its abundant natural resources.
Johnny has made extraordinary progress in reading this past year.
Only 7 years old, the young girl is already an extraordinarily gifted pianist.
Cactus plants are uniquely adapted to the extreme temperatures of the desert.
Very few animals can survive the extreme cold of the Arctic.
The movie was absolutely fabulous; gorgeous scenery, a wonderful story, and beautiful music.
Going to Mexico for our holidays was a fabulous idea; we all had a great time.
The children have done a fabulous job of cleaning up the playroom.
The facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic.
She couldn't see his facial expression in the dark, so it was hard to tell if he was teasing her or not.
The government is looking for ways to facilitate foreign investment in our country.
The government believes that reducing regulations will facilitate economic development in the region.
A healthy diet and regular exercise will facilitate loss of those unwanted pounds.
As the disease progresses, the cracks become bigger and eventually begins to fall apart.
I guess it was like that for you when your company started to fall apart.
They had a fantastic time in Greece on their holidays.
The movie was fantastic; the special effects were unbelievable and the story was great.
The little girl's eyes grew bigger and bigger as she stared at the toy robot with fascination.
Tim's boyhood fascination with the stars eventually led him to a career as an astronomer.
The strap of my watch has Velcro fasteners.
The coat has Velcro fasteners which are easy for small children to use.
The government is currently assessing the feasibility of turning over certain services to the public sector.
In 1969, the American navy spent $375,000 to test the feasibility of using a frisbee as a weapon of war.
Ferocious predators attack other ants rather than people.
The Texans had a good excuse for shooting him, as he conducted war in a ferocious way.
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
We are teaching our dog how to fetch a stick.
There are no traces either of paired fins or of dermal armour.
The pelvic fins are abdominal in position, long and pointed in shape.
It lies on the south side of the Bukken Fjord, and has a picturesque harbour well sheltered by islands.
Limits advance almost to the Arctic coast at Varanger Fjord
Scoresby Fjord has a length of about 180 m.
I will point out the methodological flaws in the project.
John Prescott's decision contained a number of fundamental flaws.
If your travel plans are flexible, you can get a last-minute flight at a very low rate.
Teachers have to be very flexible when working with students who have varying needs.
The students had a formal dinner at the end of the program to celebrate their graduation.
She was an excellent musician despite the fact that she had no formal training.
The formulation of this definition of chemistry was due to Robert Boyle.
Ilis theory was not a mere formulation of the Prussian state.
He broke his leg, and a fragment of bone was sticking out.
Sand consists primarily of fragments of rocks.
The policy framework will provide guidance on when and where bike lanes will be installed.
We need to draw up a framework for payment of our debts before they become too big.
Romantic relationships with humans were fraught with difficulties.
Over the following years, the situation in the south grew increasingly fraught.
The camp monitor tried to frighten the kids by telling them scary ghost stories.
An Italian proverb notes that it is easy to frighten the bull from the window.
In determining fungi no single character must be relied upon as conclusive, but all the characters must be taken together.
Red spots may indicate the presence of Fungi.
The furious pace of technological change can be very overwhelming for people at times.
The Americans took control of the island after a furious battle with the enemy soldiers.
The furrows disappeared and he chuckled as he moved away from the door jam.
The furrows between his eyes deepened as his brows drew down further.
He made a rude gesture, and walked away.
The child couldn't talk, and had to communicate using gestures and sounds.
It was a glorious spring morning, with the sun shining, and birds singing.
The band had a glorious career, and was the best in the business for over 10 years.
The young boy left his bicycle out in the rain for weeks, so it gradually began to rust.
We gradually got used to living in a new city.
Our sun, like all stars, is held together by its own gravity.
The moon's gravity is only one sixth that of the Earth.
Over time gravity can kill a star by crushing it in on itself.
The wetlands here are a rich habitat for various kinds of birds.
The natural habitat of the lion is the savannah.
The officer shouted "Halt!" to the soldiers.
The soldiers came to a halt at the crossroads.
Frequently these systems are not hard-wired but controlled using wireless technology.
The problem is that our lives have become hard-wired to the oil economy.
The time of harvest is traditionally a time of celebration in farming regions all over the world.
A Chinese proverb states, "The harvest of a whole year depends on what you sow in the springtime."
Frogs also hibernate from october for around 3-5 months.
Unlike their cousins they do not hibernate due to the all round high temperatures of their native land.
There was a hierarchy of headings, meaning headings of different sizes or weights.
The same remarks apply to a society that is caste-based, or has any other rigid hierarchy to social status.
At high sea level, limestone was deposited and beaches and dunes were created.
High sea salt levels signal increased storminess and stronger winds.
Abbad makes extensive quotations from early historians of Spanish America.
They were men of great culture, and many historians, poets and writers belong to this class.
"I'm only interested in the historical implications," he said.
Even Fred O'Connor was taking the day off from his historical research to watch the festivities.
The household gradually settled down to near normal.
The balance of the afternoon was spent on household chores and packing away the last remnants of the holiday.
The winter storm made her want to huddle under the covers.
Huddle of mean houses in mean streets, diversified with splendid mosques.
The vessel is strongly built of steel with an ice-strengthened hull, perfect for the polar seas.
The computer-designed, solid Fiberglass hull is the result of extensive testing and special engineering.
Their hypothesis was proven to be true in a number of experiments.
A number of different hypotheses have been put forward to explain the rise in global temperatures.