Welcome to the seventh edition of Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary.
This series is the place to be if you want to improve your English vocabulary the natural way – by reading high quality and vocabulary-rich articles.
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How To Use These Articles
Just start reading!
As you read, keep a note of new words. In fact, copy the whole sentence in which the words appear. Learning the word in context will help you to use it correctly.
Instead of translating the word into your native language, learn the English definition. This practice will help you to think as well as speak in English and improve your fluency.
Find as many opportunities as you can to use your new words. If you want to use the words fluently in your speech, they must become a part of your active vocabulary.
Accommodation is one of the most common topics in the IELTS test.
This IDEAS video by the BBC will help you to take this topic to new heights – or perhaps I should say depths.
Learn why some think our species will become homo aquaticus and seastead in seascraper communities …
Can homo aquatics conquer the seas? Need an interesting answer to an #IELTS Speaking question about your ideal home – this is your video. @joequirkexults shows how seasteading can use renewable energy, exploit food sources, & incentivise civil society. https://t.co/l9bHilVh81
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 8, 2019
Most of the vocabulary in these articles are appropriate for academic contexts. However, IELTS Writing General Task 1 requires a more everyday type of vocabulary.
You and Yours is a BBC 4 programme which uses exactly that type of lexical resource. This podcast includes a discussion on noisy neighbours …
You & Yours was recommended to me by @Mohamme71884317. It contains vocabulary you will find useful in #IELTS General Writing Task 1. This episode talks about noisy part-time neighbours. Also very good listening practice with plenty of regional UK accents! https://t.co/S2QTs7hwdx
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 19, 2019
Matthew MacDonald’s articles are always vocabulary rich. This article is no exception. Learn why ‘buttoned-down scientists’ and ‘concrete dates’ might be bad for the environment…
If you’ve never heard of a ‘buttoned-down scientist,’ a ‘concrete date’ or a ‘virtuous cycle’ then you haven’t met @prosetech. He has plenty of ideas and vocabulary that could help you ace the #IELTS test – before the world ends! https://t.co/RS0L011uAl
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 11, 2019
This article discusses a ‘new digital revolution where networks, data and devices work seamlessly and intelligently together to create an ecosystem that will impact every facet of our lives each day’ …
Could ‘sensory wearables…become…a cognitive augmentation platform’. Will digital transformation remove the need to learn languages? No definitive answers in this article – but plenty of high-level #vocabulary for the #IELTS test. https://t.co/U2Ng728VYg
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 24, 2019
This article discusses how automation is affecting job prospects. Will your job still exist in ten years?
#IELTS vocab for the rise of automation & the future of employment. Click on the article recording & listen to how flat and robotic it sounds if you want hope. ’The milkman went missing thanks to the rise of refrigerators. Switchboard operators…’ https://t.co/61U0OEkuNr
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 28, 2019
Have you ever heard of ‘overtourism’? Find out what it means before your dictionary does…
‘The word “overtourism” is so new it does not yet appear in most dictionaries’ If you want to find out what it means, learn some vocabulary for #IELTS, & be part of a conversation we all need to be having, click on this article by @NatGeoTravel https://t.co/BCjbFSw8wV
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 28, 2019
This article is about Greta Thunberg and covers topics ranging from parenting to climate change. Well worth a read!
This article by @yayitsrob is a positive piece about ‘an especially flummoxing’ global icon with a ‘shaming, authoritative tone’ who tells things as they are. It contains a wealth of vocabulary covering #IELTS topics from climate change to parenting. https://t.co/DoCPHFHYWN
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 25, 2019
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of last months collection.
See you next month!