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Stress caused by the word ‘stress’

Posted by on March 27th, 2016 | 0 comments | collocation, IELTS, speaking, sutress, vocabulary, writing

The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to get stress.

Collocation! For a stress-free life (and for a higher IELTS score for vocabulary), use one of the following instead:

  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to experience stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to suffer stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to suffer from stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to feel stressed.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is stressful.

Take a look at some sentences using ‘stress’ and try to identify common collocations. Remember that stress can be a noun as well as a verb, and it also has different forms: stressful, stressed.
Advanced students can consult this comprehensive collocation table for stress.
Above all, try not to become too stressed out by ‘stress’.

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