Welcome to the June 2021 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.
This is the series where we link you to vocabulary and idea-rich articles that you can use in tests like IELTS or OET.
How To Use These Articles
Read them whenever you have some spare moments. If you have more time, record new vocabulary on an app, like Anki.
Ideally, you should write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning vocabulary in context helps you to remember it and use it accurately.
Finally, find as many opportunities as you can to use the vocabulary.
Urban vs Rural Living
Is communal living the answer to the anonymity of city life? This article by the BBC provides you with a good lexical resource to discuss this topic…
Would you like a simpler way of life surrounded by people who talk to each other? This article by @Browna27 is packed with high-level #vocabulary that could help you on #IELTS test day for topics related to #urban or #rural life. It’s also a great read! https://t.co/uaKh4lc1Yj
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 6, 2021
Aeroplanes are bad for the environment, airships, however, have a lower carbon footprint and offer far more luxury. Read on for an interesting angle on a common IELTS topic…
Take a look at this airship! This army vehicle will provide a luxurious, socially distanced, and environmentally friendly way to hop between cities & even take you to the North Pole’. Worth reading & not just to generate ideas for the #IELTS #Writing test. https://t.co/UoN2pBPbkv
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 8, 2021
Talking about a movie is a common test-day topic – and the videos here will give you plenty of ideas and vocabulary. They also give you good listening practice!
Talking about a #film is a common #IELTS #Speaking question. Check out Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review for some good ideas and #vocabulary for test day. Good listening practice – and some great colloquialisms. You might also find a good movie! https://t.co/ojGtOcawwP
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 10, 2021
This one is a recording – and a bit of fun. What is your nickname – and how did you get it? Some good playful use of language!
Love this https://t.co/PsCKEGOgRa
— mark kent (@markkenthair) June 21, 2021
Forget about Brexit – the upcoming continental crush will definitely create some interesting political moments.
This is an interesting article for #IELTS test takers about the natural world and its oceans. Are we destined to become one landmass again? Plenty of vocabulary and ideas for test day! https://t.co/SGQjIlaOS4 pic.twitter.com/kWjLhdgonl
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 16, 2021
This article has a father’s day theme as it discusses under-appreciated dads in the animal kingdom. Very useful vocabulary for discussing animals on IELTS test day…
We’ve just passed Father’s Day in the UK & this article by @HandwerkBrian in @NatGeo shines a spotlight on unappreciated animal dads! Lots of good vocabulary for #IELTS test takers https://t.co/9D8fVMx0wK pic.twitter.com/Tbu0Sdj7iN
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 21, 2021
This is my favourite article this month. Some excellent vocabulary for describing different British landscapes…
This article by @ben_spencer & @annalom87 has a lot of excellent #vocabulary for describing the different kinds of landscapes you encounter in the UK. A good read for #IELTS test takers – and more importantly, a rallying call to save our wildlife https://t.co/bf9X5XWybJ pic.twitter.com/FU1JxImcU8
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 25, 2021
A lot of test candidates can stumble when asked to talk about the sky. Stock up on some good vocabulary with this article…
Discussing the sky is an #IELTS Speaking topic. Read this article for some good vocabulary connected with the northern lights or Aurora borealis. Remember – you don’t need to tell the truth on exam day – you can talk about other people’s experience too! https://t.co/dOi5FuEZJa pic.twitter.com/iTR4ThK9Vn
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 14, 2021
Could Scotland soon host Europe’s first continental orbital spaceport? Plenty of good vocabulary related to spaceports and the natural environment.
The #environment, #tourism and #space are all covered in this article about a proposed new spaceport in Scotland. Plenty of vocabulary to reward those preparing for #IELTS. https://t.co/jNogJex2dx pic.twitter.com/brCg13jewk
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 18, 2021
Could spaceports one day connect us with alien life? Some strong vocabulary in this article.
In this article, @HakeemOluseyi discusses whether humans will ever make contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Whether ‘they’ would regard us as intelligent is a question for another day. Lot’s of top-notch #vocabulary for #IELTS test takers. https://t.co/z8yjm8WRof pic.twitter.com/F4gWZNGEmZ
— Andy T (@withanexpert) June 23, 2021
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of last months collection.
See you next month!