Welcome to the March 2020 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary!
This series introduces you to vocabulary-rich articles that will enrich your lexical resource and help you pass tests like IELTS.
How To Use These Articles
The 4 Rs — read, record, review, repeat.
If you have time, record the words you find in an app, such as Anki.
Don’t just learn the new word – learn the whole sentence it came with. This will help you to learn the correct usage and which words can go with your new vocabulary.
Finally, use the words you learn; this is the only way to make them a part of your active vocabulary.
Learn new vocabulary to describe language itself — and stave off Alzheimer’s at the same time…
Being bilingual makes your brain stronger at any age, and can help stave off Alzheimer’s: https://t.co/5eBmJE4SYh
— University of Leeds (@UniversityLeeds) March 1, 2020
Thinking of buying a course on accent reduction – read this article first. Not only will it save you some money, it will also boost your vocabulary…
Have an accent and taking the #IELTS test? Everyone does – welcome to the human race. Accents even spill into our writing. This article by @djkaiser_phd will arm you with good vocabulary for topics about #Pronunciation, #Linguistics, #English & #Education https://t.co/9jBBppmYuA
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 5, 2020
Learn how the way languages interconnect can bring us all closer together…
This articles explains why ‘…languages [are] not simply economic commodities, but could form the basis for a fuller flourishing of human understanding and connection’ Good vocabulary for #IELTS and good reasons to keep on learning your own language too! https://t.co/ND3cJZoogi
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 18, 2020
Social Media & Society
Is the online you the real you? A third of the world is in lockdown at the moment, and many people are starting to feel detached from who they are. This topic is bound to come up in the IELTS test, and this article will arm you with the vocabulary and ideas you need…
This article by @elliepses contains high-level vocabulary you can use in #IELTS to discuss #socialmedia, #TheInternet & #Society “Our avatars often seem more powerful than our offline selves, boasting thousands of followers instead of a few real friends https://t.co/HUraVRiUyY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 4, 2020
Technology and Privacy
With new restrictions worldwide on a third of the global population, privacy – or the lack of it – is big news. This article explains how we could soon be walking around with more than a halo around our head…
Need ideas & vocabulary for #IELTS topics about #Privacy, #Surveillance, & #FacialRecognition. This article by @davegershgorn shows how you could soon be walking around with a message hovering above your head. Are you comfortable with this kind of tech? https://t.co/MN3KFsLSmF
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 7, 2020
If you need persuading that early retirement is a good thing – this article will provide you with the ideas and vocabulary you need…
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 16, 2020
Some fantastic collocations in this article about marine Marine Life…
Great collocations for #IELTS in this video about ocean noise pollution ‘cracking ice, wind, rain, singing whales, grunting fish, even snapping shrimp’ & those are only the natural sounds. Well worth watching – & don’t forget to check out the transcript! https://t.co/O1zLM0WjK7
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 22, 2020
Food and Drink
All the vocabulary about oat milk you will ever need…
This oat milk article has high-level food-related vocabulary you could put to good use in #IELTS. Who knew oatmilk could be so interesting? ‘it may marginally reduce [your]] blood cholesterol … it’s freakin’ delicious, perfectly foamy and dairy free. https://t.co/7psdUYZJti
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 27, 2020
This article talks us through some of the coronavirus data. Very useful vocabulary for academic task 1 essays..
Here are some graphs with vocabulary and data you can use for practicing #IELTS #Academic #Writing Task 1. All connected with the coronavirus – so if you are as tired of that as I am, scroll down and there are plenty of other great articles to read! https://t.co/jISYLbb7L1
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 26, 2020
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of the essays we curated last month.
See you next month!