Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight Vocabulary in 2020!
This series is designed to introduce you to ideas, vocabulary and quality articles that will stimulate you and help you to pass IELTS or OET.
How To Use These Articles
You can benefit from just reading them!
If you have a little more time, record the words you find in an app, such as Anki.
Don’t just write down the new word – record the whole sentence it came with. Learning new vocabulary in context will help you to both remember it and use it naturally.
Finally, take as many opportunities as you can to use the new words. This will help to make the words a part of your active vocabulary – so you can score highly in the Writing as well as Reading test.
Have we reached the point of no return?
Good vocabulary for #IELTS in this article by @joellegergis on the topic of #climatechange. “There may now be so much heat trapped in the system that we may have already triggered a domino effect that could unleash a cascade of abrupt changes…” https://t.co/JJvjbGDuaQ
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 7, 2020
Food and Technology
Have you ever wished that you can pull a rabbit out of a hat? Scientists are claiming that they have almost done just that.
#IELTS candidates might wish they could produce a certificate from thin air, but scientists have gone one better – creating food “from thin air” (which is only a small & forgivable exaggeration). Learn some new vocabulary and find out what it tastes like. https://t.co/EhLjGMFKoC
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 8, 2020
This article is about how to write a book. If you can learn to do this, then a 250 words essay should present you with no problems at all. Plenty of good vocabulary!
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 16, 2020
The xeneobots are coming! Should we use living tissue to make robots programmed to clean up our mistakes?
This article by @kobotic & @CoghSimon is full of ideas and vocabulary for many #IELTS topics. Should we clean our oceans & repair our bodies with xenobots? “Described as “programmable living robots”, they are completely organic and made of living tissue.” https://t.co/GRkeeBADRb pic.twitter.com/Jy1iWY0ywM
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 21, 2020
Accommodation is one of the most common topics in the IELTS test. This article uses plenty of useful vocabulary as it discusses the disadvantages of renting.
Do you own or rent? I have the dis/pleasure of both. This topic is one of the most common in the #IELTS test and this article by @tomjsimcock is filled with ideas and vocabulary you could use in both the #Speaking and #Writing tests https://t.co/aoRPmIBzGW pic.twitter.com/yQblYVVGeG
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 29, 2020
Pollution and clean energy are common talking points these days. Is nuclear power really clean? Is meeting short-term pollution targets by building lots of mini-nuclear power stations a good idea? This article gives you some perspectives on the matter.
Taking the #IELTS test? Here are good ideas & #vocabulary on topics related to #energy & the #environment. Should we replace coal-powered plants with mini-nuclear reactors? Or is this idea as bad as inventing plastic bags to save trees and reduce waste? https://t.co/CxMdFO7vf8 pic.twitter.com/vGplHsjw6X
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 30, 2020
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of the articles we read last month.
See you next month!