Spotlight Vocabulary, June 2021

Jun 29, 2021 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

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.

These aren’t the only articles we read in June; you can find more on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

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.  

For the best practice, book a lesson or submit a Writing Correction.

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…


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…


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! 


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! 

The Oceans

Forget about Brexit – the upcoming continental crush will definitely create some interesting political moments. 

Wild Animals

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…

This is my favourite article this month. Some excellent vocabulary for describing different British landscapes…

The Sky

A lot of test candidates can stumble when asked to talk about the sky. Stock up on some good vocabulary with this article…


Could Scotland soon host Europe’s first continental orbital spaceport? Plenty of good vocabulary related to spaceports and the natural environment.

Could spaceports one day connect us with alien life? Some strong vocabulary in this article.


And there’s more…

We have not shared all of last months collection.

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

See you next month!

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