Spotlight Vocabulary, January 2022

Jan 30, 2022 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Welcome to the January 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 have published; you can find more on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

How To Use These Articles

Read and note new vocabulary on paper or in an app.

If you have more time, write down the sentence in which new words appear. Learning vocabulary in context helps you to remember it and use it accurately.

Use the words you learn as often as you can. This transfers 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.

This is an important topic that crops up more and more frequently in the IELTS test and our everyday lives…

Space Travel

Should mankind become an interplanetary species? Will our descendants be future Martians? Plenty of space-related vocabulary and ideas for this topic on IELTS test day.

Health and Exercise

This topic fits many health and exercise-related topics — of which there are plenty in #IELTS these days.

Describing Data

This article is most useful for those of you who have to write an Academic Task 1 essay describing data — perhaps the most difficult IELTS challenge.

Health and Longevity

Here is another positive health-related article. If you would like to live a long and healthy life — you might just pick up a few good tips…

Organic Farming and Food

Did you know spaghetti grows on trees? If you’re not sure, you’d better read this article which connects healthy eating with teaching people where their food comes from and studies the impact this has on their health. A short article with valuable ideas you could use on a test day…

Computer Games

Another short article, so if you are short on time, this one is a good one to choose. This article discusses the health benefit of computer games and includes the results of a study you can quote…

Climate Change

Another good article if you like to quote facts and survey results on test day. 2021 was the warmest year on record and could be the coldest of the rest of our lifetimes…


You have an almost 50% chance of being asked about your work in the IELTS Speaking test. This article will provide you with vocabulary and ideas to navigate this part of the test…

And there’s more…

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

See you next month!

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