An ‘instance‘ is an example of something.


  • Even school children these days are feeling stressed. For instance, in the past children used to go out to play after school, but now they are burdened with a lot of homework.
  • There are many instances of discrimination in workplace hiring policies.
  • In the first instance you should enter a college to study graphic art and then later you can look for work in your particular field of interest.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
Illustrate by, illustrate with
immigration law, immigration policy, immigrate to, immigrate from

imply that, implicit in, implicated in
initial response
for instance, an instance 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 (

IELTS Vocabulary 30

Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.

  1. _______________ policy is changing quickly in some countries. (illustrate, immigrate)
  2. Her _______________ response was one of disbelief. (immigrate, initial)
  3. The Australian government is not doing much about climate change; _______________ in that is that they don’t believe it is a real threat. (imply, initial)
  4. For _______________ , wages have not kept pace with inflation. (instance, imply
  5. The ______________ in children’s books are often very colourful. (illustrate, instance)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
4. instance   3. implicit   1. Immigration    5. illustrations    2. initial

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