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.
Food And The Environment
Learn how the planet could be fed on sea food by a farm the size of Washington State…
Improve your #IELTS vocabulary, #climatechange, & your diet by watching @ayanaeliza’s 4-minute video: “restorative ocean farming could provide jobs for coastal communities… a series of small farms… the size of Washington State could feed the planet” https://t.co/1YI30gC8ro
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 26, 2019
Plenty to whet your appetite in this article about French cuisine…
If you would like to feed on some top-notch food vocabulary & increase your chances of a good score on the #IELTS test, whet your appetite with this article by @Wendell23. If you’re hungry eat first, if you’re on a diet – click away now. https://t.co/PuZ0RJGwAk
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 16, 2019
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…
Spoiler alert: Earth is warming up. Help reduce global warming and learn new vocabulary for #IELTS. This vocabulary-packed article by @jtemple tells you why: ‘1.5˚C of warming could … expose 14% of the global population to bouts of severe heat’ https://t.co/zFYvhpQQx6
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 25, 2019
Language and Culture
As many of my students learn, language is as much about grammar as culture…
Language is more about culture than grammar. This article by @TripleJas talks about how “Our words betray our history. Our common metaphors and devices map us to our shared evolution over time.” Contains ideas and vocab you could transfer to #IELTS. https://t.co/OMokeNgaN8 pic.twitter.com/2vTFIw6uEm
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 1, 2019
If you are not finding IELTS challenging enough, you could always follow up on this article and build a satellite…
Pass #IELTS & build a satellite – both are achievable if you know how. This article talks about a plan to create ‘high bandwidth, low latency connectivity … throughout the world’. Useful vocabulary and interesting thoughts. Let me know how you get on! https://t.co/Ra6KXklaPI
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 4, 2019
This TED talk comes complete with a transcript, advice for how we can survive overpopulation, and plenty of high-level vocabulary…
Can ‘humankind…survive its own outbreak…get food to everybody, get water to everybody, get power to everybody…avoid the worst effects of climate change…safeguard the biome’ Find out what @CharlesCMann thinks & learn top-notch vocabulary for #IELTS https://t.co/3i0xgfpdXY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 5, 2019