Welcome to the sixth edition of Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary.
If you are looking for vocabulary-rich articles and ideas to use in the IELTS Writing or Speaking tests – you are in the right place!
Below you will find a number of curated articles which we first highlighted in our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
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How To Use These Articles
Find an article that interests you or one where you need to boost your vocabulary.
As you read, keep a note of new words, in fact, keep a note of the sentences where you found them. Learning a word in context helps you to use it more accurately, and may also improve your collocation.
Don’t translate the word into your native language – learn its English definition. Doing this will help you to become more fluent.
Finally, use the words you learn as often as you can. One way to do this is to keep a diary. The diary doesn’t have to be about your real life – it could be imaginary.
For the ultimate practice, book a lesson with one of our teachers or even a Writing Correction.
Ever wish you could cast a spell that would translate your thoughts into English?
This video shows why language isn’t a science and why even Harry Potter’s spells can cause problems. I do have a few incantations that can help with #IELTS if anyone needs some help 😉 https://t.co/o2SPQqpeO6
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 1, 2019
Travel and the Environment
How will you travel to your next holiday destination?
This article is particularly strong on the vocabulary and idea front.
This article about giving up air travel by @LisaAbend serves a veritable feast of #vocabulary. Read it to improve your chances in #IELTS, read it to help save the environment, or just read it for the sheer pleasure of seeing words well employed. https://t.co/6rwqG9QZn0
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 2, 2019
Learn how to spin your vocabulary and a piece of dough with this article by Molly Simas…
Need to improve your vocabulary for #IELTS? @simasmollye explains how she learnt to ‘assemble dissociated ingredients into a cheese pizza … by spinning a lump of sticky dough into an airborne disc with a 3-foot radius’, she is equally skilled with words https://t.co/0ArJH53twH
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 7, 2019
Ever considered how hoarding your data could damage the environment?
Learn vocabulary for #IELTS. This article by @TebbaVonMaths explains how data hoarding threatens the climate: ‘…records of nearly every digital transaction are stored. It may seem hyperbolic to harp on a few wasted bits, but this is a serious problem’. https://t.co/1qk1u7wk73
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 10, 2019
A lot of useful vocabulary and ideas in this article that could be applied to topics about the media or crime…
This article by @lemonsand tackles crime & the media. It asks if the ‘“if it bleeds, it leads” adage”’ is true and discusses the effect of reportage on society. Lots of useful vocabulary and ideas you can transfer to the #IELTS test and even real life 🙂 https://t.co/5OiUhW6BqT
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 17, 2019
Can you resist advertising? This video shows how adverts manipulate our emotions. Lots of good ideas that you could use in an IELTS Task 2 essay…
Know what to write if you get advertising as a topic in the #IELTS test? Robert Heath explains how advertisers use emotions to influence our subconscious minds & how to resist them. Visit my website https://t.co/yFbT3laY7v to see if his advice works 😉 https://t.co/iare7ruQ4W
— Andy T (@withanexpert) August 27, 2019
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of last months collection here, to see the missing articles, and articles from previous months – visit our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
See you next month!