Welcome to Spotlight Vocabulary, Issue 41!
To help you prepare for examinations like IELTS or OET, we’ve compiled a list of articles that contain high-level concepts and terminology.
How to Use These Articles
Just read them!
Consider using an app like Anki to keep track of the terms you learn and don’t feel rushed!
If you have time, note the entire sentence in which a new word appears. When you learn new vocabulary in context, you’ll retain it more easily and be able to apply it correctly, which is especially important when learning collocations.
Finally, don’t forget to use the terms you’ve learned. Once they are in your active memory, you can easily recall them. Spotlight Vocabulary, _____
How far would you go to save the world? How about drinking beer made from sewage? No?! Yes! …
Would you drink a pint of sewage to help save the world? Some interesting ideas and vocabulary in this article which are good for environment and recycling topics on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/Ffru2vbA49 pic.twitter.com/kMkVtGPAiH
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 18, 2022
Technology & Drones
Watch out — the UK is about to open its skies to the world’s largest drone highway. Drones seems set to be a big part of our future …
Within the next two years, the UK is expected to host the largest autonomous drone superhighway in the world. A new 164-mile route will connect towns and cities. Lots of useful ideas and vocabulary for discussing this topic on #IELTS test day! https://t.co/l53LfiKVUZ pic.twitter.com/LztsBYHDjY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 19, 2022
Housing & Climate Change
I was somewhat aback by the wide variety of measures being implemented by towns all around the world to keep the streets cool. Responses that don’t merely lower the city’s temperature, but actually improve the quality of life for the people living in it presently…
This article in @PositiveNewsUK by @MartinFutures shows how cities are turning the climate crisis into an opportunity for better living. Learn ideas and vocabulary which can help you in the #IELTS test – and for the rest of your life! https://t.co/0KyyCx1E38
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 23, 2022
Social Media & Relationships
Questions about social media and if they have strengthened or undermined society are common in IELTS. This article gives you ideas of what to say and vocabulary to use…
Changes to the Facebook algorithm are reported to mean that it and otherplatforms will no longer serve as places where people can form “meaningful” relationships. Plenty of vocabulary in this article by @TravClark2 that you could use on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/BivgfEbtCw pic.twitter.com/3KpDf4BzfS
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 25, 2022
Not content with the UK superhighway some drones are going to attach themselves to asteroids in an attempt to mine precious minerals…
Can asteroid mining meet Earth’s resource demands.Learn about robots designed to ‘hold on to the side of [an] asteroid for dear life as it screams through the solar system.’ Good vocab for the environment, robotics and space to help you pass #IELTS! https://t.co/mfiAiBp16g pic.twitter.com/r8cZRWKSvh
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 21, 2022
“Space bubbles” the size of Brazil could be an effective way to slow the effects of global warming.
What do you think?
Looking for ideas for #IELTS climate change topics? “Space bubbles” the size of Brazil have been proposed as a solution to mitigate the consequences of climate change. Plenty of good vocabulary too! https://t.co/AGiIaQmKHK pic.twitter.com/goaOUNMb03
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 29, 2022
This article introduces you to plenty of high-level vocabulary to help you write about a new renaissance in space exploration..
Read @FuturistWill‘s article about a space renaissance. NASA is returning to the Moon, SpaceX is heading to Mars & NASA’s is ready to conduct paradigm-shifting science. Lots of high-level vocab to inform a space essay on this topic on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/5WfuUX5mye pic.twitter.com/pCRmbTgJRH
— Andy T (@withanexpert) July 31, 2022
More Vocabulary for IELTS…
See you next month!