Welcome to the November 2020 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.
On this page, we link you to curated articles filled with ideas and high-level vocabulary you can use in the IELTS test.
How To Use These Articles
Read the articles, note new vocabulary, and if you have time, record the words you learn in an app like Anki.
Ideally, you should write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning 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.
Passive vocabulary is useful for listening and reading tests, but you need ready recollection for it to be helpful in speaking and writing.
Climate Change & Technology
Is green energy about to change the world? We hope so! Technology and the environment are both very common topics in the IELTS test, and this article can help you stock up on the vocabulary and ideas you need…
Has green energy reached the revolutionary tipping point that smartphones proved to be? This article makes an interesting read – and you will find plenty of vocabulary and ideas for #IELTS tool #climatechange #environment https://t.co/po0tTkXiWY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 2, 2020
The Future of Fashion
Covid-19 has been accelerating innovation in several industries, and fashion is no exception. Learn what the future might hold. Plenty of high-level vocabulary to help you tackle this topic on test day.
Vocabulary for #IELTS. Lots of good #vocabulary and insights into the #fashion industry in this article – which discusses how Covid-19 has pushed fashion out of the boutique and onto your computer. https://t.co/3vC8adMq2H
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 4, 2020
This topic has crept into IELTS more and more. How would you like a universal income today? If you live in the US, this app might help you to achieve just that…
Here’s an exciting idea. This article links to an app aspires to give everyone a universal income (everyone in the US at least). If like me, you don’t live in the US, you can at least learn some new #vocabulary that you can put to use on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/zqla8PhPXl
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 6, 2020
Food & Health
This article will not only improve your chances of passing IELTS or OET, it will improve your health as well. What are the 3 ingredients we should give up for good?
Life expectancy is dropping and what we eat is to blame. A good diet is more about what we don’t eat than what we do. Find out what not to eat in this article by @NutritionalThe3, and learn some good vocabulary for #IELTS at the same time! https://t.co/VacKRySOD4
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 15, 2020
Is the internet a power for good or evil? This article explains why it is about to get a lot more crowded. Plenty of ideas to feed your conversation or writing on test day…
40% of the world population is about to be added to the internet! Is this a good thing? What kind of impact will it have? Learn what others think to help you tackle this topic on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/q7wVxBZd7I
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 17, 2020
Fish & Medicine
The introduction to this article says it all…
Whether you are taking #OET, #IELTS or talking about fish – you will find some useful vocabulary in this article by @Emma_louise151 about a fish that may have killed a king and which holds the secret to spinal cord regeneration. https://t.co/JWOLzZYVWr
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 19, 2020
Pollution & The End Of The World
This is one of my favourite articles—lots of excellent collocation about bickering politicians and resilient plastics. You’ll learn plenty about our planet and potential legacy too!
This is the 5th season of planet earth, and in 25,000 years our lasting contribution might be a plastic bottle left on set. How will this season end? Read this article by @Emma_louise151. Lots of vocabulary for #IELTS on #ClimateChange & the #Environment https://t.co/Q2JjzNaRAm
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 21, 2020
Happiness is a current IELTS topic – so you might be happy to find this article which will supply you with the vocabulary you need. But is happiness a good thing?
— Andy T (@withanexpert) November 23, 2020
And there’s more…
We have not shared all of last months collection; in fact, we’ve missed out some of the best ones.
See you next month!