Spotlight Vocabulary, September 2021

Sep 30, 2021 | IELTS, IELTS Test, IELTS Vocabulary

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of Spotlight Vocabulary.

We have a lot of high-level articles this month that supply high-level vocabulary as well as ideas to help you pass the IELTS test.

We are often asked how to think of ideas for an essay — the answer is to read more, and the articles below will give you a big boost.

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How To Use These Articles

Read them whenever you have a spare moment — standing in a queue or eating your lunch.

Best practice will see you recording the vocabulary you learn either on paper or capturing it electronically on an app. Ideally, you should be writing down not just the new word — but the whole sentence in which it appears.

Finally — review, revise and use the words often so that they transfer from your passive to your active memory.

Passive vocabulary is good 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.

Animals & Fish

Talking about animals is a topic that has been reported often in recent years — as has the topic of fishing. This article will inspire you with a few ideas.

Movies and TV

Listen to this podcast for some suggestions on good quality programmes you can watch — and to pick up some excellent vocabulary to discuss what you see!

Communication Technology

Is it better to communicate over the phone or Zoom? This is an IELTS Speaking and Writing question, and the article below will equip you with the vocabulary and ideas you need.


There is a good chance you might be asked to describe your home at the very beginning of the IELTS test. If you live in a small apartment, you might find the vocabulary in this article useful…

Urban to Rural Migration

Cottagecore is the new word for the day. If you would struggle to write about urban to rural migration, this is the article for you…

Problems in Your Neighbourhood

If you live in a good area, talking about problems in your neighbourhood could be tricky. If asked, you could always say there are none and point out the positives. But the following article might give you some ideas…

Home Working

Is it better to work from home or in an office? This is an old staple question — and this article has points of view from both sides.

Food & Health

It’s that time of the decade when the bad food becomes good again, and the healthy food become unhealthy. Plenty of arguments and counterarguments here to help you write about diet and well being…

Talking about your favourite dish can be tricky; read this article for ideas and vocabulary on how to talk about taste…

And there’s more…

We have not shared all of last months collection.

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See you next month!

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