Words of Topic: Number

Word group for topic: Number, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Number

represent  Speak
to be a symbol of something
To many people the White House represents the identity of the United States.
superstition  Speak
excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings
I don't believe in the old superstition that the number 13 is unlucky.
count  Speak
determine the total number of a collection of items
I started to count the stars I could see.
measure  Speak
to discover the exact amount of something
This machine measures your heart rate.
coincidence  Speak
an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time, especially in a way that is unlikely and surprising
Meeting you here in London is a remarkable coincidence.
instantly  Speak
at once; immediately
We can now communicate instantly with people on the other side of the world.
infinity  Speak
The lights on the Bay Bridge seemed stretched out to infinity.
numerology  Speak
the study of particular numbers, such as a person's date of birth, in the belief that they may have special significance in a person's life
The number eighty-eight is very lucky in Chinese numerology.
aspire  Speak
strong desire to achieve something
They aspired to be gentlemen, though they fell far short of the ideal.
dominate  Speak
to have control over a place or person
They work as a group - no one person is allowed to dominate.
fascinated  Speak
strongly attracted and interested
They were absolutely fascinated by the game.
obsessed  Speak
too interested in or worried about something
Why are people so obsessed with money?
tremendously  Speak
to a very great extent
He was a tremendously strong individual.
symbolize  Speak
to represent something
The lighting of the Olympic torch symbolizes peace and friendship.
valuable  Speak
worth a lot of money
Diamonds are still valuable, even when they are flawed.
unfortunately  Speak
used to say that something is sad or disappointing
We tried to get tickets, but unfortunately they were already sold out.
memory gap  Speak
memory loss
What causes memory gaps?
forte  Speak
a strong ability, something that a person can do well
Cooking was not exactly her forte.
verification  Speak
the process of establishing the truth of something
I was not asked for any verification of my identity or age.
purpose  Speak
why you do something or why something exists
The purpose of the research is to try to find out more about the causes of the disease.
rare  Speak
not occurring very often
Talent like hers is rare in someone so young.
resource person  Speak
a person who is an expert of something who is called upon to perform a task or provide information
If you are unfamiliar with a resource person or agency, you may wish to ask for references from that person or from other educators.
write up something  Speak
to record something completely on paper or on a computer
We have to write up the lab report for chemistry.
deal with  Speak
to behave towards and talk to someone in an effective way
The pub trade is one area where the ability to deal with people is very important.
laborious  Speak
needing a lot of time and effort
Unfortunately, this can be a slow, laborious , and very deadly process.
tedious  Speak
boring; monotonous
It was laborious and tedious and horrible, but it got me interested in math.
brag  Speak
to say something in a boastful manner
He once bragged that he would become the world's richest man.
muddled  Speak
badly organized or confusing
He became increasingly muddled as he grew older.
entrenched  Speak
unlikely to change
It's very difficult to change attitudes that have become so deeply entrenched over the years.
constitute  Speak
to form something
Asians constitute seven percent of the population in this county.
addition  Speak
the process of adding numbers or amounts together
Twice a week the children are tested in basic mathematical skills such as addition and subtraction.
multiplication  Speak
the process of calculating the total of one number multiplied by another
There will be simple tests in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.