Words of Topic: Number

Word group for topic: Number, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
 Word Group By Topic: Number
represent  Speak
v.
to be a symbol of something
To many people the White House represents the identity of the United States.
specific  Speak
a.
clearly defined or identified
There are several specific problems to be dealt with.
count  Speak
v.
determine the total number of a collection of items
I started to count the stars I could see.
measure  Speak
v.
to discover the exact amount of something
This machine measures your heart rate.
label  Speak
n.
a word that is used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things, often in a way that is unfair
The label became detached from your parcel.
instantly  Speak
adv.
at once; immediately
We can now communicate instantly with people on the other side of the world.
infinity  Speak
n.
endlessness
The lights on the Bay Bridge seemed stretched out to infinity.
aspire  Speak
v.
strong desire to achieve something
They aspired to be gentlemen, though they fell far short of the ideal.
dominate  Speak
v.
to have control over a place or person
They work as a group - no one person is allowed to dominate.
symbolize  Speak
v.
be a symbol of
The lighting of the Olympic torch symbolizes peace and friendship among the nations of the world.
valuable  Speak
a.
worth a lot of money
Diamonds are still valuable, even when they are flawed.
unfortunately  Speak
adv.
used to say that something is sad or disappointing
We tried to get tickets, but unfortunately they were already sold out.
memory gap  Speak
n.
memory loss
What causes memory gaps?
perhaps  Speak
adv.
used to express uncertainty; maybe
Perhaps it needs a bit more sugar?
forte  Speak
n.
a strong ability, something that a person can do well
Cooking was not exactly her forte.
at once  Speak
adv.
immediately
I have to go, I really must, at once.
verification  Speak
n.
the process of establishing the truth of something
I was not asked for any verification of my identity or age.
purpose  Speak
v.
have as one's intention or objective
What's the purpose of this new rule?
rare  Speak
a.
not occurring very often
Talent like hers is rare in someone so young.
resource person  Speak
n.
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  Speak
n.
an article in a newspaper
The show received a good write-up.
deal with  Speak
v.
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
a.
needing a lot of time and effort
Unfortunately, this can be a slow, laborious , and very deadly process.
tedious  Speak
a.
boring; monotonous
It was laborious and tedious and horrible, but it got me interested in math.
brag  Speak
v.
to say something in a boastful manner
He once bragged that he would become the world's richest man.
constitute  Speak
a.
to form something; equal
Asians constitute seven percent of the population in this county.
addition  Speak
n.
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
n.
the process of calculating the total of one number multiplied by another
There will be simple tests in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
cardinal number  Speak
n.
a number that says how many of something there are, such as one, two, three, four, five
The numbers that we use for counting are called cardinal numbers.
ordinal number  Speak
n.
a number that tells the position of something in a list, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc
Most ordinal numbers end in "th" except for: one ⇒ first (1st); two ⇒ second (2nd); three ⇒ third (3rd).