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Writing task 2 - Causes and Solutions vocabulary


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difficulty
a fairly close synonym to “problem”:
question
this is slightly different to problem: it is something people have different opinions about
solution
you normally “find” or “come up with” a ~
significant
A ~ problem many countries face is falling birth rates
fundamental
This is not a minor issue, rather it is a ~ problem
real
A very ~ difficulty in many households is rising fuel bills
minor
In my view, global warming is only a ~ problem
pressing
This is a ~ problem that needs to be dealt with urgently
serious
Of course, global warming is a ~ issue that needs to be addressed
complex
This is a ~ issue and there are no easy solutions to it.
address
The government needs to ~ the problem of unemployment. similar to “deal with” and “tackle”
face
How to combine work with having children is a problem ~ng many women. an alternative here would be the more academic “confronting”
deal with
We need to ~ the pressing issue of global warming. a close synonym of “tackle”: it includes the idea that the problem is difficul
tackle
It will not be easy to ~ global warming. a close synonym of “deal with”
experience
Many families are ~ difficulties in paying their rising fuel bills. a more academic way of saying “have”
pose
Rising fuel bills ~ a problem for many families. a good collocation to use with problem meaning “make”
resolve
The best way of ~ng the problem of global warming would be to raise taxes. you can “solve” a problem or you can “~” a problem