If something ‘emerges‘ it comes out from somewhere.

  • She emerged from behind the curtain.
  • The sun emerged from behind the clouds.
  • I think she will emerge as the winner after the debate.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
a debate about, to debate an issue
despite this
two dimensional, three dimensional
domestic market , domestic help
emergence of, emerge from, emerge as, emerging markets

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


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

  1. Cats were probably the first animals to be_______________. (emerge, domestic)
  2. When problems aren’t addressed adequately in the beginning, they tend to _______________. (domestic, emerge)
  3. Many social issues in society are up for ______________. (debate, despite)
  4. He did well in the test _______________ not having studied very hard. (dimension, despite)
  5. Three_______________ shapes can be hard to draw. (dimension, debate)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
2. re-emerge   5. dimensional    4. despite    3. debate    1. domesticated

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s