Welcome to the September 2020 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.
This is the series in which you can find a series of curated articles which contain high-level vocabulary and ideas you can use on test day – or even everyday life!
These are just a selection of the articles we read in April; you can find more on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
How To Use These Articles
Just click and read!
Have more time? Write down the whole sentence in which the word appears. Learning new vocabulary in context helps you to remember and use it more accurately – especially when it comes to collocation.
Finally, use the words you learn whenever you have an opportunity. That way, you can make them an active part of your everyday English.
Passive vocabulary is useful for listening and reading tests, but you need ready recollection for it to be useful in speaking and writing.
For the ultimate practice, book a lesson with one of our teachers or submit a Writing Correction.
This is our very own IELTS Task 2 essay about the importance of traditional music. We have packed it with the kind of vocabulary and grammar that examiners love…
Is your country’s traditional music less important than international music? Here is a model essay for #IELTS #Writing Task 2. What do you think? If you would like to answer the same question and get graded feedback – get in touch! https://t.co/3UajqdFQwp pic.twitter.com/f1zo8pQjis
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 6, 2020
Humour, Jokes and Laughter
This is a topic that test candidates are reporting as encountering in the current test. Read this article and arm yourself with some useful vocabulary…
Laughter is the best medecine. You won’t be laughing at this article – but you will learn some good vocabulary you can use on #IELTS test day to talk about all sorts of topics includind laughter. https://t.co/o0q7U5oeqH pic.twitter.com/d3dxAYFvAm
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 12, 2020
What will overpopulation do to us and the planet? There are some interesting insights in this article which brings new meaning to the term ‘rat race’…
Every heard of Universe 25? It’s what could be the ultimate outcome of the rat race we are all engaged in. Read this article by @cheminalist for interesting insights into the effects of #overpopulation which you could use on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/URR9asKAKM pic.twitter.com/g2kxfkdwSK
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 14, 2020
You will find some interesting insights into global warming in this article. Air conditioning might be cooling our homes, but it’s warming our planet…
If you are interested in stats, this article provides some on air conditioners in relation to #globalwarming. You might learn a couple of new words for #IELTS test day too. https://t.co/ci2A045fmZ pic.twitter.com/qQU8a3Bt6s
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 16, 2020
Space is a topic that seems to be appearing more often in the IELTS test. This article explains how we might make our home on Mars…
Should we get back to basics & return to the caves? That’s what @StartsWithABang believes, but then he is talking about Mars. It would have an interesteing symmetry with our past. Plenty of photos & a few new words you could find useful on #IELTS test day. https://t.co/7YyyfwWCqu pic.twitter.com/qmOrWvUMVY
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 18, 2020
This is a regular IELTS topic. Plenty of vocabulary and holiday ideas in this article…
Talking about a place you would like to travel to is a regular #IELTS #Speaking question. This articles will give you plenty of ideas and not a few new words to help you. It might even inspire a holiday or two! https://t.co/AmDnWhbD8H pic.twitter.com/JrGPtAq5E3
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 20, 2020
Medicine & Online Doctors
This article is useful for IELTS and OET. Are online doctors more likely to prescribe antibiotics…
You will find some useful thoughts in this article which is largely about the cons of meeting a doctor online instead of face- to-face. Useful ideas and #vocabulary for #OET and #IELTS students. I also agree with pretty much everything it says – https://t.co/1wU31rkn7V pic.twitter.com/EBOts1oj3K
— Andy T (@withanexpert) September 26, 2020
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!