I have flaws, but don't worry they are not contagious.
= a fault, mistake, or weakness, especially one that happens while something is being planned or made, or that causes something not to be perfect.
1. 'I returned the material because it had a flaw in it'.
2. 'There's a fatal flaw in your reasoning.'
3. 'This report is full of flaws.'
4. ' Sue has a character flaw.'
Study the COLLOCATIONS carefully: security / fatal / character flaw.
(** 25% of IELTS mark is for vocabulary which includes collocations!)
Think about how you could use FLAW to speak or write about common topics in English exams. For example, technology, education or social issues in IELTS or EAP.
TECHNOLOGY is a popular topic. Keeping passwords safe is an issue. An organisation, company or government may have a plan or strategy that they are proposing to put into operation to solve a security problem. You might need to challenge the proposal by pointing out its flaws.
Read this article about a security flaw that has been exposed by experts as it leaves passwords exposed.
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