Spotlight Vocabulary, March 2020

Mar 17, 2020 | IELTS, IELTS News, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary, OET

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.

These are not the only articles we read in March; you can find more on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

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. 

For the ultimate practice, book a lesson with one of our teachers or submit a Writing Correction.


Learn new vocabulary to describe language itself — and stave off Alzheimer’s at the same time…

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…

Learn how the way languages interconnect can bring us all closer together…

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…

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…


If you need persuading that early retirement is a good thing – this article will provide you with the ideas and vocabulary you need…

Marine Life

Some fantastic collocations in this article about marine Marine Life…

Food and Drink

All the vocabulary about oat milk you will ever need…

Describing Data

This article talks us through some of the coronavirus data. Very useful vocabulary for academic task 1 essays..

And there’s more…

We have not shared all of the essays we curated last month.

To see the missing articles – visit our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

See you next month!

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