In this IELTS Vocabulary article, we will give you plenty of detailed explanations, tips, examples and resources for practice on this subject.
What is a collocation?
A collocation is a group of words that has an above average possibility of being found together.
Using collocations in your writing and speaking helps to make your language sound more natural and fluent. This in turn makes your skills higher and gets you better scoring in essays.
What is the best way to learn Topic Specific Collocations?
The best way is to learn Topic Specific Collocations is to look for them being used in context and in their natural environment. In the links we extracted collocation from Ted Talks, you can identify how they are used in context (very important).
IELTS Vocabulary means using a more academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Word List will help considerably.
On this page, you can find some external resources that will help you learn collocations in a more natural fashion, and a full tutorial about collocations.
On this page, we have a lot of podcasts, a big vocabulary playlist, and some video tutorials. This is ideal for learners who prefer to listen or watch tutorials rather than read,.
IELTS Speaking vocabulary also means “upgrading” your normal speaking style. The best style to use is to treat it as “job interview”. As for vocabulary, we have a large resource of sample lists for each IELTS topic, each with sample answers.
On this page we have a very large list of connectors and linking devices. Some of them are quite formal so you can only use for the writing section, while some are neutral or more apt for just the speaking test. Get the full list here.
This ebook regarding IELTS vocabulary contains lots of examples and lists, and is available for free here.