Sublist 4, Group 8 (44)

An ‘option‘ is a choice. If you want to go on holidays, but have a limited budget, then your options will be limited too.


  • If students do well at the end of high school, then they will usually have a lot of options open to them.
  • We will be in Toronto for 12 months; we can either hire a car or buy a car. Buying is probably a cheaper option.
  • When you get married, you must sign legal documents, but the parties, clothes and expense are all optional.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
occupied territory, option to/for, output of, overall success/numbers/increase

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IELTS Vocabulary

Vocabulary for IELTS

Academic Word List 44

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

  1. All of the tables are _______________ ; let’s go to another restaurant.  (occupy, overall )
  2. Some businesses are doing well in this economy, but  _______________ there is a downward trend in business success. (output, overall)
  3. A second lens comes with the camera as an  _______________ extra for just $50. (occupy, option)
  4. Studies suggest that workers’  _______________ increases when working conditions improve.  (obvious, output)
  5. She  ______________ doesn’t like him very much.  (obvious, option)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. obviously   3. optional    2.overall    1. occupied    4. output