To get more information about Topic Specific Collocations and how to use them, follow up on these websites:
For an interesting way to gain academic vocabulary, try these radio shows:
- Radiolab – Science focused radio show (American English)
- No Such Thing As A Fish – Facts based radio show (British English)
Here is a whole podcast dedicated to these techniques and more IELTS vocabulary, which also includes a great resource for learning Topic Specific Vocabulary – great if you are aiming for a Band 7/8 or 9.