Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn amazing 8+ academic vocabulary to speak or write about technology on your next IELTS Exam.

Students are always asking for academic vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2. It’s difficult to know where to find it, and what exactly it might look like.

The best place to find this high-scoring, native-speaker, impressive vocabulary is from reputable news organizations, such as NPR, the New York Times, the BBC and the Guardian.

In this video, you are exposed to not just a list of words, but a series of phrases and structures that would land you that 8+ on IELTS Speaking and Writing Exams.



  • Hackers are launching attacks on corporations as well as individuals
    • Hacking is in the news a lot recently, and could definitely come up on any part of the IELTS Exam. The impressive phrase here is ‘launching attacks.’
  • Top cyber-security threats
    • Cyber’ is much better than ‘online’ or ‘internet’. Also, ‘threats’ is better than ‘dangers’.


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  • Attack national infrastructures, like the healthcare system
    • Infrastructures’ is an excellent word to describe an organizational network, such as a system of roads, a power grid, or, in this case, the healthcare system.
  • Cyber espionage
    • This is a parallel expression for ‘hacking’. ‘Espionage’ means ‘spying’.
  • The banking industry is vulnerable
    • Vulnerable’ is a great adjective meaning ‘weak’ or ‘open to danger’.
  • Update software to monitor threats
    • Monitor’ means to ‘keep track of’.

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