Spotlight Vocabulary, February 2021

Feb 27, 2021 | IELTS, IELTS Reading, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary, IELTS Writing

Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.

This series features curated articles containing vocabulary and ideas for topics common in the IELTS test.

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How To Use These Articles

The most important thing is to read them. If you can, capture new vocabulary on an app – for example, Anki.

If time permits, write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning new vocabulary in context will help you remember it and use it accurately – especially when it comes to collocation.

Finally, use the words whenever you have an opportunity. This will help you to transfer them from your passive to your active vocabulary.

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

Furniture and the Environment

Have you ever struggled to carry new furniture through the doors of your home? 

Check out this solution which involves growing furniture into custom made moulds. No soil or sunlights needed – and a great way to reduce stress on the environment…

Working from Home

Working from home has become almost the default these days – and is also a common IELTS Speaking and Writing Task 2 question. These articles ask who benefits the most and highlight four hidden risks…

The Digital City and Urban Spaces

If you need to stock up on vocabulary for discussing urban spaces – this is your article! 

Describing Your Home

This is one of the most common topics on IELTS Speaking test day. The author of this article shows you how to answer it in style…

Technology and Vaccines 

Admiral Nelson was a strong supporter of how technology benefits our lives. Plenty of ideas and examples you can use in the test…

The Internet 

Plenty of vocabulary and ideas here to help you tackle any internet-based topics on test day…

AI and Robotics

Was it an insect or a drone? That’s a question you might have to start asking yourself very soon!

This is the kind of article you might have to tackle in the Reading test…


This is not only a topic in its own right – it is also a part of many other topics. Is expensive infrastructure a barrier to success? … 

IELTS General Task 1 

We’ve noticed that’s it’s difficult to find good quality vocabulary that covers the kind of contexts you will find in IELTS General Task 1. 

This new section in the Spotlight IELTS Vocabulary series aims to address that problem…


If you had to write a letter about a problem with your bathroom – what would you say? Read this article to arm yourself with the kind of vocabulary which you might find useful…

And there’s more…

We have not shared all of last months collection.

To see the missing articles and articles from previous months – visit our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

See you next month!


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