4.8 Glossary - IELTS Collocations

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implement a plan

implement a plan /ˈɪmpləmentəˈplæn/

put a plan into operation

  • The train company will begin to implement their plans to provide more trains and cheaper services in the coming months.

increase dramatically

increase dramatically /ɪnˈkriːsdrəˈmætɪkli/

a very large and sudden increase in something

  • The number of teenage smokers in the UK increased dramatically between the years 2000 and 2005.

indigenous people

indigenous people /ɪnˈdɪdʒənəsˈpiːpəl/

people who are from a particular place or culture instead of coming there from somewhere different to live

  • Canada's indigenous peoples make up around 1.5 million, around 4% of the total population.

infectious disease

infectious disease /ɪnˈfekʃəsdɪˈziːz/

A disease which is easily passed from one person to another

  • The government are meeting to discuss how better to respond to the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Ebola.