Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary August 2019

Aug 30, 2019 | IELTS Speaking, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary, IELTS Writing

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?


Travel and the Environment

How will you travel to your next holiday destination? 

This article is particularly strong on the vocabulary and idea front.  


Learn how to spin your vocabulary and a piece of dough with this article by Molly Simas…


Ever considered how hoarding your data could damage the environment? 

The Media 

A lot of useful vocabulary and ideas in this article that could be applied to topics about the media or crime…


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…

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!