IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (113)

Ongoing’ has been in the English language since the late 1800s. It is made from the two words ‘on’ and ‘going.’ The meaning is ‘continuing.’

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
odd shape, oddball
ongoing discussion
a panel from
persistent problem, persisten
t behaviour, persist in, persist with
pose for, pose with

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 113

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 113

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

  1. She was very excited because she got to ______________ for a picture with her favourite celebrity. (odd, pose)
  2. She had a very ______________ wart on her finger. It kept growing back. (ongoing, persist)
  3. A _______________ of judges will decide what the punishment should be. (panel, pose)
  4. The neighbours were involved in an _______________dispute. (ongoing, persist)
  5. She was ______________ interested in her neighbours family history. (odd, panel)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. oddly   3. panel   2. persistent   1. pose     4. ongoing

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