Welcome to the March 2021 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.
This is a series where we introduce you to articles containing ideas and advanced vocabulary for topics common in the IELTS test.
How To Use These Articles
Click and read!
With a bit more time, you can capture new words on an app like Anki. This will allow you to review the vocabulary in an organised way – and an algorithm will decide how often you need to see a particular word.
If you can invest more time, then writing down the whole sentence in which a word appears will help your collocation.
Have more time? Write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning new vocabulary in context will help you to remember it and use it accurately – especially when it comes to collocation.
Finally, use the words you learn as often as you can. That way, you can transfer them from your passive to active memory.
The Economy and the Environment
How much is a tree worth? How about a whale?
Some economists believe we can save the world by assigning financial values to everything in nature. Good ideas and vocabulary for all environment-related topics…
Can we protect the environment by giving everything a financial value? Should we value a whale on how much CO2 it absorbs during its lifetime? This is an interesting article packed with high-level vocabulary and ideas for IELTS test day! https://t.co/QeuIOISz4k
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 7, 2021
Is economic activity having a bigger effect on the tides than even the moon or the sun? Some interesting thoughts in this article – and plenty of good vocabulary too…
Have you ever heard of a sunny day flood? This article by @TheLensNOLA explains how shipping & other human activities are altering the Earth’s tides. Useful ideas & vocabulary for an #IELTS essay on the #environment. https://t.co/WCaAtCwkum
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 23, 2021
Expand your wildlife vocabulary. Manmade structures are isolating animals and reducing genetic diversity. Can bridges designed for crabs and other animal types help?
Can bridges for crabs help to maintain nature’s gene pool? The Swedish think they can! This article contains ideas and vocabulary you can use on #IELTS test day on topics about #wildlife & the #environment. But what does a crab bridge look like? https://t.co/H9DddqbNwe pic.twitter.com/ggaGTu5zoS
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 9, 2021
Drones are having all sorts of impacts on human society – not all of them intended. Find out more in this article by A.S. Deller. But remember – you should never include bullet points in an IELTS essay…
As we replace and enhance human effort with that of machines, how much will society change? @deller_a discusses this & more in a thought-provoking article packed with #vocabulary that will impress on #IELTS test day! https://t.co/t9RNKqD6NE pic.twitter.com/CW47CLGhn0
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 11, 2021
Working from home has become very common during the pandemic. Is this good or bad? When answering this topic on IELTS test day – it’s worth remembering that the person marking your essay is also working from home…
Has working from home caused the electronic disintegration of our workforce? @EliAmdur discusses this and more in an article packed with the kind of vocabulary your home-working #IELTS examiner will delight in. https://t.co/FcQ8LDPXZ6
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 21, 2021
Society and Inequality
According to this article, wealth inequality has been involved in every collapse of civilisation for the last 5,000 years. Food for thought and vocabulary for test day…
Is civilisation set to collapse once again? Probably – almost certainly – and one of the leading causes will be wealth inequality. Good ideas #vocabulary for #IELTS test day in this article by @GlenHendrix. https://t.co/oJn3Eckqt9 pic.twitter.com/lkAJVGpShH
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 25, 2021
Talking about food, this article says we can save the environment by using microorganisms to produce honey, milk and cheese (instead of using bees, cows and goats). Let me know what you think!
Is it OK for vegans to eat food produced by microorganisms? This company is producing honey, milk and cheese by doing just that! At the same time, global greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced. Plenty of ideas for #IELTS essays on many topics. https://t.co/7Rqg0Zo7gG pic.twitter.com/UlVkBubRG8
— Andy T (@withanexpert) March 27, 2021
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of last months collection.
See you next month!