Spotlight Vocabulary, August 2022

Aug 31, 2022 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Spotlight Vocabulary, August 2022

Welcome to the August 2022 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.

In this series, we curate articles that contain ideas and high-level vocabulary you can use in tests like IELTS or OET.

These are just a selection of the articles we read in April; you can find more on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

How To Use These Articles

Just reading them would be a good start!

If you have a little more time, record the words you find in a vocabulary app, like Anki.

Have more time? Write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning new vocabulary in context will help you to remember it and use it accurately – especially when it comes to collocation.

Finally, use the words you learn as often as you can. That way, you can transfer them from your passive to active memory.

Passive vocabulary is good for listening and reading tests, but you need ready recollection for it to be useful in speaking and writing.

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

Working from home

One of the current big work debates is whether it is better to work in an office or work from home. Needless to say this topic has also cropped up in the IELTS test. This article equips you with vocabulary and ideas you can use…

Marketing Advice and Film Reviews

This recommendation is actually a podcast by a couple of marketing pros. Plenty of vocabulary here to suit a wide range of topics…

Architecture and the environment 

Here’s a fairly unique idea — a 106 km city that consists of one building…

Health and medicine

This is a BBC video covering the topic of health — containing ideas and vocabulary you could use  in either the IELTS or OET test. Antibiotics are starting to lose the battle to protect us…


At a time of rising costs, some people think we should pay more for our water! When you read how much the average American uses, you can understand why. Plenty of ideas to feed a related IELTS essay…

Outer Space

The final frontier is becoming an increasingly popular IELTS Writing Task 2 topic. If you space vocabulary needs a boost, this could be the article for you…


The animal kingdom is another vocabulary area that many people are weak on — and this is a topic that is quite common in IELTS Speaking. This article is packed with band 9.0 vocabulary…

And there’s more…

There are plenty more articles from pervious months on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

See you next month!

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