IELTS vocabulary

IELTS vocabulary

IELTS vocabularyImproving your IELTS vocabulary is essential for getting a good result, not only in the active skills (writing and speaking) but also in the passive skills (reading and listening). Very often the difference between the right and wrong answer will depend on how well you understood a word, so learning vocabulary common to IELTS is the best place to start.

There are some very good websites available on the internet to help you improve your general English vocabulary. However, IELTS vocabulary is more specific and will often focus around language identified in the ‘Academic Word List’.

The links from the pages below will help you improve your IELTS vocabulary.

IELTS vocabulary

Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS

Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS A wide range of active vocabulary is absolutely essential to get a good result – you need to be informal and relaxed in Part One of the speaking test and in some General Training ...
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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 2

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed Lesson 1 here. When talking about people, you will almost certainly need adjectives describing personality. Are the following adjectives positive, neutral ...
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Using idioms in IELTS

Using idioms and phrasal verbs in the IELTS test An idiom is a phrase created from a group of words that does not necessarily have any meaning related to the words themselves. For example, 'that rings a bell' actually has ...
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Vocabulary for IELTS – words beginning with B or C

Vocabulary for IELTS - words beginning with B or C We're back with some more vocabulary for you to test your skills. Read the sentences below and decide which of the words that follow would be best to complete the ...
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IELTS vocabulary for the environment

IELTS vocabulary for the environment Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on IELTS vocabulary for the environment - pollution, solutions to the problem etc. Take a look at the list ...
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Parallel expressions in IELTS – examples

Before looking at this page, we recommend looking at the parallel expressions page first. In the IELTS test (especially in the reading), finding the correct answer often depends on understanding that the same sentence can be written in different ways, ...
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Common errors in IELTS writing – ‘government’

Common errors in IELTS writing - 'government' Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you've got the right word or phrase! In this post, ...
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Vocabulary for IELTS – the letter A set 1

Vocabulary for IELTS - the letter A (set 1) In order to get a good result in your IELTS test, it is essentially to have wide range of vocabulary. Regardless of whether you are preparing for the Academic Module or ...
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IELTS vocabulary for communication

IELTS vocabulary for communication Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe communication - how we communicate, the words we use, non-verbal communication and more. Take a ...
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IELTS vocabulary for family

IELTS vocabulary for family Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe families - the relationships between people, the structure and type of family and more. Take ...
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IELTS vocabulary for health

IELTS vocabulary for health Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe health - people that work in the health service, common illnesses, types of healthcare and ...
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IELTS vocabulary for law

IELTS vocabulary for law Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe the law - crimes, criminals, the legal system and more. Take a look at the ...
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IELTS vocabulary for education

IELTS vocabulary for education Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe education - schools, teachers, subjects and more. Take a look at the list below. How ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 3

IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 3 WORD: suspend WORD FAMILY:  verb MEANING: exclude for a period of time, temporarily not allowed to join or be a part of something. EXAMPLE: Children who misbehave at school are often ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 2

IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 2 WORD: schedule WORD FAMILY: noun and verb MEANING: plan, timetable, programme. EXAMPLE (verb): I scheduled the appointment for the 23rd. EXAMPLE (noun): He will be on a very busy schedule during ...
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