Spotlight Vocabulary, October 2022

Oct 30, 2022 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Welcome to the October 2022 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary

This series compiles articles chosen for their advanced concepts and vocabulary useful for exams such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) .

These are just a selection of the articles we read in October; you can find more on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

How To Use These Article

A simple first step would be to read them.

If you have some extra time, you can use a vocabulary app like Anki to store the words you learn.

Have more time? Note  the entire example sentence containing the word.

Last but not least, be sure to make frequent use of your new vocabulary. This will help you move the word from your passive  to your active memory.

Passive vocabulary is helpful for tests of listening  and reading comprehension, but requires active recall to be of any use in everyday conversation or academic writing. For the ultimate practice, book a lesson with one of our teachers or submit a Writing Correction.

A Well-known Person

A topic in the current test—talk about a well-known person in your country…


We all pay lip-service to recycling, but do we actually follow through? This article supplies plenty of high-level vocabulary as it examines the difference between what we believe and whether we actually follow through on those beliefs…



The vocabulary in this article could be introduced into many Speaking topics. These could include hobbies, animals or even what you do in the evening. What did I do one evening? I caught, tagged and stroked a shark!

The Final Frontier 

As mankind heads back into space and aims to colonise our solar system, the topic of space is going to become ever more popular. Does your space vocabulary need a top up>? 

Sleep / Nature vs Nurture

As with many articles, this write up straggles two topic areas. Is the amount of sleep we need pre-programmed into us. To what extent are our habits determined by nature or nurture?  

Describing Personality

Whether you are describing a well-known person or your best-friend, this supplies the vocabulary you need…


If you are not an art lover, this topic can be hard to tackle. This article has you covered as it describes the story behind Leonardo da Vinci’s most mysterious portrait…

And there’s more…

We have not shared all of last months collection.

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

See you next month!

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