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.
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.
This is an important topic that crops up more and more frequently in the IELTS test and our everyday lives…
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.
Could and should mankind establish an outpost on Mars and become interplanetary? Plenty of intergalactic vocabulary to help you tackle this & similar topics on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/gphshbykIT pic.twitter.com/60RiYvZOBr
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 12, 2022
Health and Exercise
This topic fits many health and exercise-related topics — of which there are plenty in #IELTS these days.
If you like to quote studies on #IELTS test day, how about this one — Study Suggests You Could Soon Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Actually Having to Exercise. Yes — health news which is not Covid! https://t.co/mAn2i9zo69 pic.twitter.com/VAh98F3z18
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 13, 2022
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.
This article will arm you with vocabulary for the topics of #pollution & #climatechange. It’s most useful for #IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, though, since it describes how data changes in a number of line charts. You don’t want to miss this one! https://t.co/DK1ldmsRub pic.twitter.com/XNer6Y2gMG
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 14, 2022
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…
If you think you might need some extra time to pass #IELTS — this article gives you tips to live to 100. It might also give you some of the ideas and vocabulary you need to pass early! https://t.co/asgGczb6se pic.twitter.com/rKSUJWnqXf
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 16, 2022
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…
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 26, 2022
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…
Here’s a positive article about computer games being prescribed to treat medical conditions — with 1000 prescriptions so far. There is also a recording of the article. Ideas and vocabulary for #IELTS & life! https://t.co/YMRSHP3BoL pic.twitter.com/Riqr73sgjE
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 26, 2022
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…
2021 is the hottest year we’ve recorded so far — and maybe the coldest we will ever see. This article on climate change has plenty of collocations and facts that will help you on #IELTS test day & help us avoid more dangerous climate change https://t.co/G26M8n3ivS pic.twitter.com/5zG8Ke4GHf
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 28, 2022
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…
In this article by @alex_moshakis, micromanaging colleagues, bullying bosses, shirkers, gaslighters & office politics is discussed & plenty of work-related vocabulary is supplied. Plenty of vocabulary for #IELTS test day. https://t.co/saaag6UiKT pic.twitter.com/kLPX2icZ6f
— Andy T (@withanexpert) January 30, 2022
And there’s more…
See you next month!