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Essential vocabulary for IELTS – the letter ‘C’

Vocabulary for IELTS – words beginning with C

We’re back with some more vocabulary for you to test your skills. Read the sentences below and decide which of the words that follow would be best to complete the sentence. NOTE: sometimes more than one answer will grammatically fit, but you should select the most likely word.

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Sentence 1. It is important for local councils to _______ with people from the local community before making major changes to the road infrastructure.

Choose one answer.
A. CONCEPT
B. CONCLUDE
C. CONCURRENT
D. CONDUCT
E. CONFER
F. COMPOUND
G. COMPREHENSIVE
H. COMPRISE
I. CONCEIVE
J. CONCENTRATE
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Sentence 2. The majority of business students study the Product Life ________ in Marketing class.
Choose one answer.
A. CREDIT
B. CRITERIA
C. CRUCIAL
D. CULTURE
E. CURRENCY
F. CYCLE
G. CONSTRUCT
H. CONSULT
I. CORPORATE
J. COUPLE WITH
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Sentence 3
I have to _______ a list of references for my assignment, but apart from that it is now finished.

Choose one answer.
A. COMPENSATE
B. COMPILE
C. COLLAPSE
D. COLLEAGUE
E. COMMENCE
F. COMMUNICATE
G. COMMISSION
H. COMMODITY
I. COMMUNITY
J. COMPATIBLE
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Sentence 4
The human body _______________ predominantly of water.

Choose one answer.
A. CONSIDERABLE
B. CONSEQUENT
C. CONSISTS
D. CONDUCTS
E. CONFERS
F. CONFINES
G. CONFIRMS
H. CONFLICTING
I. CONFORMS
J. CONSENTS
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Sentence 5
Young children find it difficult to _______ for long periods, lessons therefore need to be fun and varied.

Choose one answer.
A. COMPENSATE
B. COMPILE
C. COMPLEMENT
D. COMPLEX
E. COMPONENT
F. COMPOUND
G. COMPREHENSIVE
H. COMPRISE
I. CONCEIVE
J. CONCENTRATE
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Question 6
I failed my last assignment because my work did not meet all of the _______ required for a pass grade.

Choose one answer.
A. CREDIT
B. CRITERIA
C. CONSIST
D. CONSTANT
E. CREATE
F. CONSTRAIN
G. CONSTRUCT
H. CONSULT
I. CORPORATE
J. COUPLE WITH
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Question 7
The presentation she gave was very _______; I could understand all of her ideas.
Choose one answer.
A. COHERENT
B. CHAPTER
C. CHART
D. CHEMICAL
E. CIRCUMSTANCE
F. CITE
G. CIVIL
H. CLARIFY
I. CLASSIC
J. CODE
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Question 8
The _______ between how we live today and the lives of past generations is enormous.
Choose one answer.
A. CONTRACT
B. CONTRADICT
C. CONTRARY
D. CONTRAST
E. CURRENCY
F. CYCLE
G. CONSUME
H. CONTACT
I. CONTEMPORARY
J. CONTEXT
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Sentence 9
Herbal medicines are seen by some to be an ideal _______ to medicine prescribed by their doctors.
Choose one answer.
A. COMPENSATE
B. COMPILE
C. COMPLEMENT
D. COLLEAGUE
E. COMMENCE
F. COMMUNICATE
G. COMMISSION
H. COMMODITY
I. COMMUNITY
J. COMPATIBLE
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Sentence 10
New employees gain a lot from a helpful and more experience ________.

Choose one answer.
A. CHANNELS
B. COINCIDE
C. COLLAPSES
D. COLLEAGUES
E. CIRCUMSTANCES
F. CITES
G. CIVIL
H. CLARIFY
I. CLASSIC
J. CODES
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