Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn the importance of formal and informal vocabulary for IELTS scores.

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Knowing and using this range of vocabulary is essential for higher scores, in Speaking and Writing, for both General and Academic students.

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For all IELTS candidates, you need to use informal vocabulary in Speaking Parts 1 and 2, like slang and idioms, and formal vocabulary in Speaking Part 3.

For General students, you must use appropriate vocabulary for the formal or informal tone required in the letter for Task 1.

Formal and Informal IELTS Vocabulary


Informal- tots, little tikes

Formal- offspring, progeny, minors

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Informal- hunt for

Formal- searching for merchandise to purchase

Also, check out another video: Formal and Informal Paraphrases for “Because”

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