IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8

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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8

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WORD: lack

WORD FAMILY: verb and noun

MEANING: not have something that is considered desirable or needed

EXAMPLE (verb): Many elderly people lack the ability to surf the internet.

EXAMPLE (noun): There is a lack of facilities in many inner city schools.

STRESS: LACK

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Quick test. Are the sentences below using LACK as a verb or a noun?

 

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1. The lack of support meant that the client eventually took their business elsewhere.

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This is a noun

 

2. Many countries lack the basic essentials of life, like clean water and good health care.

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This is a verb

 

3. He didn’t get a high score in his IELTS test because he lacked motivation in the weeks before the test.

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This is a verb

 

4. He didn’t get a high score in his IELTS test because of a lack of motivation in the weeks before the test.

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This is a noun

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