Communication

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 1

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
answering machinenoun

a machine that answers missed calls and records the messages callers leave

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to attachverb

to connect or fasten something to another thing

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blogger
bloggernoun

someone who writes for a blog

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communicationnoun

the activity or process of exchanging information or expressing ideas and feelings by speaking, writing, etc.

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connectionnoun

the state of being linked or connected

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podcastnoun

a verbal broadcast

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search enginenoun

a computer program that searches the internet and finds information based on a word or group of words given to it

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to surf
to surfverb

to visit different websites

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voicemailnoun

an electronic system that can store spoken messages recorded by telephone callers whose calls are not answered

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attachment
attachmentnoun

a file that is sent with an email

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to delete
to deleteverb

to remove a piece of data from a computer or smartphone

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hate mailnoun

offensive and often threatening letters or emails usually sent under no name

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operatornoun

a person who uses or controls a machine, device or piece of equipment

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dialectnoun

the spoken form of a language specific to a certain region or people which is slightly different from the standard form in words and grammar

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fluencynoun

the quality of being able to speak or write very well and easily in a foreign language

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accuracynoun

the state or quality of being without any errors

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language barriernoun

a difficulty emerging from the fact that people cannot communicate because they do not have a common language

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mother tonguenoun

the first language that a baby acquires naturally; the native language

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native speakernoun

someone who has learned a language as their first language, and not as a foreign language

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pronunciationnoun

the way a word is pronounced

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sign language
sign languagenoun

a system used to communicate with deaf people that involves using hands and body gestures instead of words

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incoherentadjective

(of speech or written discourse) unclear or poorly organized in a way that is not comprehensible

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to clarifyverb

to make something clear and easy to understand by explaining it more

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to comprehend
to comprehendverb

to fully understand something, especially something complicated

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to converse
to converseverb

to engage in a conversation with someone

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to explain
to explainverb

to make something clear and easy to understand by giving more information about it

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to expressverb

to show or make a thought, feeling, etc. known by looks, words, or actions

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to illustrateverb

to explain or show the meaning of something using examples, pictures, etc.

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to indicateverb

to mention or express something in few words

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tweetnoun

a message or post on Twitter

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telephone bankingnoun

services that banks offer their customers by telephone

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