Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

In this article, I will provide links to a wide variety of IELTS high-scoring vocabulary you need for Speaking and Writing!

All of the words and phrases you will learn today are natural, native, and interesting. They are provided to help you stand out from other students on the IELTS Exam!

While you are exploring these links, make a vocabulary cheat sheet to use in your IELTS Speaking practice, and also add words to your vocabulary notebook to practice using in your speaking and writing preparation.

Work / school / home

Common topics especially in Speaking Parts 1 and 2, but can be used and found in any part of the IELTS Exam.

Work and business

Describing buildings

Emotions and feelings

You often have to describe your feelings and opinions on the IELTS Speaking and Writing Exams.

Hopes and Dreams for the Future

Negativity and problems

Complaining and disadvantages

Opinion phrases


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Free time

Again, many topics here are common on IELTS Speaking, but can be used and found in any part of the exam.

Sweets and desserts

Food and eating

Sports and exercise

Weather and seasons

Describing places



Art and museums

Technology and media

This is more formal vocabulary, to be used on IELTS Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2.

Internet and online dangers


Phrasal Verbs

Using a few phrasal verbs correctly will really push up your IELTS Speaking score!

Phrases with the verb “hook”

Phrases with “look”

Conclusions and endings


Be ready for any topic!

Crime and punishment

Age and generations

What words or phrases did you most like from today’s collection?

Leave us your comments in the comments section below!



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