FCE Word of the Day

A new and useful word every day to use in your FCE Writing:

Wednesday August 31st, 2016

Moreover (adv)

A more formal version of also. Use it at the start of a sentence to add an extra idea.

Example: Students learn many things in school. Moreover, they learn how to make friends.

Thursday September 1st, 2016

Suddenly (adv)

If something happens suddenly, it happens quickly and surprisingly. It’s a dramatic word.

Example: I was walking to work when suddenly a police car rushed past me.

Friday September 2nd, 2016

Picturesque (adj)

Adjectives such as nice, good and bad are all okay, but to get a good mark for Language, you need to show you can use higher-level words. Picturesque means beautiful or attractive, but you can only use it to describe places or buildings, not people.

Example: The view from my hotel window was picturesque.

Saturday September 3rd, 2016

Lively (adj)

This is another descriptive adjective. If something or someone is lively, they are full of life and energy.

Examples: The streets of London on a Saturday night are always lively. My nephew is a lively eight-year-old

Sunday September 4th, 2016

Sibling (countable noun)

A sibling is a general word which means a brother or sister.

Example: Children who live in a house with lots of sibilings learn how to share things.

Monday September 5th, 2016

Dependable (adj)

If a person is dependable, you can depend on him / her (or trust him / her); he / she always does what he / she says he / she’s going to do.

If a machine is dependable, it rarely or never breaks down.

Examples: Jon is my most dependable friend because he always helps me when I need him. My car is very dependable; I’ve had it for three years and it’s never broken down.

Thursday September 8th, 2016

Occasionally (adv)

An adverb of frequency which has the same meaning as the word sometimes.

I occasionally play tennis at the weekend.

Friday September 9th, 2016

Vast (adj)

If a place is vast, it’s very big.

I stood in the middle of a vast forest and looked around.

Sunday September 11th, 2016

Congestion (uncountable noun)

This is a synonym of traffic jam. It’s a useful word to use in texts about problems in cities, for example.

Example: Congestion on the roads in my city is very bad.