Vocabulary Learning Tips

IELTS Vocabulary

  • Read as much as possible. If you come across a word you don’t know, write it down or look it up.
  • Use a dictionary. Many browsers include dictionaries. If you are reading online, you may be able to right-click on a word to look it up.
  • There is no specific vocabulary section in the IELTS test but you will need to understand and be able to use a large number of words to do well in all sections of the exam.
  • If you are doing the Academic version of IELTS you should study the words in the Academic word list.
    Sign up for a ‘word a day’ email.
  • Think of ways of remembering words. Do they sound like a word in your own language?
  • Remember words are often used together with other words. Try to learn these ‘collocations’.
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