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Resource /rɪˈsɔːs/

​Hi, another IELTS vocab word! As you all know much better than me, vocabulary is the key to the IELTS test. Once you know how to read, write, say and hear every word in English the test is simple! It’s a long and difficult process but the struggling and working hard is the best part – take your eye off your end goal and enjoy everything that will lead to your goal.

So… today’s word is resource. A resource is a supply or a bunch of something – it could be money, a natural resource like oil or water, or more general like people at a company. You probably have a lot of IELTS resources, books and websites, that you use to study.

The most common verb-noun collocations for resource are to allocate resources, provide resources, and to lack resources. Common adjective noun collocations are human resources, valuable resources, vital resources, and dwindling resources.

Find more collocations for resource here.

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Remember collocations are more important than grammar when it comes to learning English and getting a high band score.

A good quote about resources is: ‘Climate change is also really important. You can wreck one rainforest then move, drain one area of resources and move onto another, but climate change is global.’  -David Attenborough, well-spoken British naturalist and narrator of the BBC series ‘Planet Earth.’

Resource is used as a noun, usually with an adjective before it, or as an adjective itself (resourceful) sometimes without a noun after it (He is resourceful) or with one (A resourceful teacher.) The stress is always on ‘source’. If no one else is around try saying the word. If someone else is around, try whispering the word to yourself.

Here is a sentence I took from an IELTS reading. I’m not going to link to the reading yet. First I’m going to do a bunch of words from this reading then I’ll give the link so you can review all the vocabulary later. Here’s the sentence: ‘The depletion of another key non-renewable resource continues without receiving much press at all.’

Now it’s your turn! Put your answers in the comments.

Can you write 1 sentence with yesterday’s word (impending) and today’s word (resource)?

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