Spotlight Vocabulary, December 2022

Dec 15, 2022 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Welcome to the December 2022 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.

Following are several carefully chosen articles that contain the sort of vocabulary and ideas you will find useful on IELTS test day. 

You can find even more of the articles we read in December on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

How To Use These Articles

A simple first step would be to read them.

You can use a vocabulary app like Anki to store the words you learn if you have some extra time. 

Make sure to record the entire context in which the word appears. You will retain more words and use them more correctly if you learn them in context. 

Finally, be sure to put your new vocabulary to good use. That’s how you move them from your passive to your active memory. 

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


Some good insights here into why men tend to have too few friends and lots of really good vocabulary about character and friendship…


Well, I did get to see this movie and wasn’t that impressed by it this time. Nevertheless, this article has a lot of good vocabulary for talking about movies should you get that question on IELTS test day…


Movies can be an independent topic on test day or one that the examiner will ask you about at the same time as talking about books. In this article, The New Yorker lists some of its favourite books for 2022…

The Environment 

Whether you need to improve your vocabulary to talk about health and fitness or exercise or just want to pick up some tips for improving your lifestyle in 2023, this article has got you covered…

History and Chocolate

These days, the IELTS test loves to combine topics—especially in its Writing Task 2 questions. This one combines the topics of history and chocolate…


This is the seasonal tweet we are closing the year with. Talking about wild animals is a Part 2 (and thus part 3) IELTS topic. What better animal to talk about in winter than a reindeer… 

And there’s more…

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

See you next month!

Buy an IELTS vocabulary eBook

Book a lesson

Sign up to our Newsletter

Return to blog

Find out more