Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary July 2019

Jul 30, 2019 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Welcome to the fifth edition of Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary.

As usual, we have curated a number of articles which will introduce you to vocabulary and ideas you can use in the IELTS Writing and Speaking tests.

The articles first appeared on our Twitter account. Follow us there if you would like to see more.

How To Use These Articles

Choose a topic where your vocabulary is weak, or maybe one that you have a strong passion for.

Capture new words and record them. Don’t just capture the word – capture the whole sentence. Learning a word in context will help you to recall it and use it more accurately later.

Never translate the word into your language. Instead, create an English definition. Learning in this way will help you to think as well as speak in English.

Practice, practice, practice! Use every opportunity you can to use the new words.

For the ultimate practice, book a lesson with one of our teachers or even a Writing Correction.

Food And The Environment

Learn how the planet could be fed on sea food by a farm the size of Washington State…

Plenty to whet your appetite in this article about French cuisine…

Global Warming

Anyone else been feeling like a frog in a pot recently? This article explains why and you’ll pick up some useful vocabulary along the way…

Language and Culture

As many of my students learn, language is as much about grammar as culture…


If you are not finding IELTS challenging enough, you could always follow up on this article and build a satellite…


This TED talk comes complete with a transcript, advice for how we can survive overpopulation, and plenty of high-level vocabulary…