Do your IELTS learners realize that words might be synonyms in one context but not in another? 

It might be useful to help them notice this for a better score on the receptive skills tests of the exam, such as reading and listening.

For example, the word ‘good’ in the phrase wait a ‘good few years’ means ‘many’ or ‘considerable’ while in most other contexts its more common use is to mean ‘useful, adequate’.

Can you think of another word or phrase and its two different uses?

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