Spotlight Vocabulary, September 2020

Sep 24, 2020 | IELTS, IELTS Reading, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

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.

Traditional Music

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…

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…


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’…

Global Warming

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…

Space Colonisation

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…


This is a regular IELTS topic. Plenty of vocabulary and holiday ideas in this article…

Medicine & Online Doctors

This article is useful for IELTS and OET. Are online doctors more likely to prescribe antibiotics…

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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