Mastering the right vocabulary for the IELTS exam is very important as this counts 25% of your mark for the writing and speaking section. Here you'll find detailed explanations and a IELTS Vocabulary list to practice and improve your vocabulary.

Our Topic Specific Vocabulary pages also contain lots of collocations. So you can expect a thorough explanation on what they are and how to use them.

Below is a list of IELTS Topics to improve your IELTS vocabulary and prepare for the exam. You can use this vocabulary for IELTS Writing as for your IELTS speaking exam:

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  • IDIOMS AND PHRASES : Learning new idioms and English phrases can help you improve your score and strengthen your English skills for the IELTS test. It is important to learn some new phrases that can be used in informal letter writing and idioms that are recommended to use in your speaking exam.

What is a Vocabulary Collocation?

A collocation is a group of words that has an above average possibility of being found together.

Using collocations in your writing and IELTS 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. In the links we extracted collocation from Ted Talks, you can identify how they are used in context .

IELTS Vocabulary refers to academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Vocabulary List will help considerably.

If you want to accelerate your learning, have a look at some tutorials about vocabulary acquisition . This page includes how to use a vocabulary phrase book and flash cards.  

Take a look at our article that will provide tips and strategies to improve your vocabulary .

Below is a free PDF ebook of lexical resource with lots of vocabulary lists and examples to learn new vocabulary for your English language study.

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