4.8 Glossary - IELTS Collocations

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harmful to the environment

harmful to the environment /ˈhaːrmfəltuːðəenˈvaɪrəmənt/

causing damage to the environment

  • Many chemicals are extremely harmful to the environment and should be banned.

highly educated

highly educated /ˈhaɪliˈedʒjəkeɪtɪd/

describes someone who has a very high quality and high level of education

  • Her CV demonstrates she is a highly-educated individual.

highly unlikely

highly unlikely /ˈhaɪliʌnˈlaɪkli/

not at all probable to happen

  • It is highly unlikely I will have enough money to afford a holiday this year.