Welcome to the second edition of Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary.
In this series, we curate content which contains high-level vocabulary and ideas that you can use in the IELTS test.
The following articles were first tweeted on our Twitter account in April 2019. We have separated them into different topics to help you focus your attention on areas you need to improve the most.
How To Use These Articles
We recommend that you read through each article and capture words which are new for you.
Try to learn each word in context – don’t just copy the word, copy the whole sentence!
Don’t translate the word into your own language – use an English-English dictionary. This will help you to think and speak in English.
Finally, find as many opportunities as you can to use the new words. This could be by using them in a diary or booking a lesson with a qualified native speaker.
Technology is always a favourite topic for IELTS test writers. Here are a couple of vocabulary and idea rich articles that can help you to prepare.
Would you like to live in a city where you are monitored 24/7? This article by @annaknicolaou contains ideas and vocabulary you could use in the #IELTS test, covering topics as varied as technology, neighbourhoods and housing. https://t.co/3HyAYKfzMD
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 3, 2019
Do you prefer digital media over paper? This article by @DaveLeeBBC explains why you might like to go back to paper. When a digital store closes – it takes all your ebooks with it! Useful vocabulary and ideas for the #IELTS test. #IELTSvocabulary https://t.co/KUkcpthf4D
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 4, 2019
This is a popular subject in the media these days, and several questions about social media have found their way into the test.
Is it time to take a hiatus from social media? This article by @lemonsand is packed with useful insights and vocabulary which you can use in the #IELTS test. The vocabulary and ideas could be used in social media, digital life & technology type topics. https://t.co/2mCcmUk9ug
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 17, 2019
Could your online life disappear in a puff of smoke? Social media contains very personal records, but they could be deleted in an instant. Read this article by @elenacresci, learn high-level vocabulary for the #IELTS test, & back up your memories now! https://t.co/tViIJbXRFY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 26, 2019
A good topic to study whether you are taking the test or not!
This well-written article by @CharltonEmma discusses why various biological differences and gender roles mean women outlive men. Packed with good vocabulary for the #IELTS test and the kind of statistics you might encounter in IELTS Writing Task 1. https://t.co/27TKbTqG5M
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 12, 2019
Work and Employment
The robots have arrived and are taking our jobs. What is the future or work?
In this article for @unimelb, @MSEI_UniMelb asks why AI discriminates. Useful vocabulary and ideas for the #IELTS test & beyond! https://t.co/NLM38iR3Xd
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 28, 2019
That’s all for this edition. Keep your eyes on our blog for the next issue