IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (108)

Trigger’ has a different meaning in the verb and noun form. In the noun form it is the part of the gun that you pull to fire a bullet. In the verb form it means to begin a process.

So you can pull the trigger of a gun and you can trigger an event.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
a temp in, temporarily unavailable
trigger point
unification of, unifying factor
violation of, in violation of
vision of

Check the meanings of the words if you don’t already know them. Check the meanings of the various forms as sometimes they are different. You can check them at Time4english by clicking the words (

Academic Word List 108

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 108

Complete the sentences. Choose the correct word and then use the correct form of the word.

  1. The ______________ of Germany occurred in 1989. (unify, vision)
  2. He entered the building in ______________ of their agreement. (violate, temporary)
  3. The lifts are _______________ out of order. (temporary, violate)
  4. The economic crisis was _______________ by the close of the car manufacturing industry. (unify, trigger)
  5. The country now has a ______________ leader. Under his leadership citizens will prosper. (trigger, vision)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. visionary   3. temporarily   2. violation   1. unification     4. triggered

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