Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

How can you increase your vocabulary range for the IELTS? 

Today, learn 3 steps for building a more dynamic vocabulary for the IELTS exam!

You need to have words that are useful for academia and formal situations, but also with your friends on the street.

This is key to having a more natural sounding English.

But how do you build this range of vocabulary?

Jessica has three steps for building it.  They include:

Step 1: Getting the vocabulary: Newspapers are a great resource for this.  A newspaper like the USA Today is more understandable, while the New York Times is written at a higher level.  A magazine like the Economist is even higher.

Step 2: Recording it: For every article you read, choose maybe five new words to learn.  Keep them in context. Maybe write a summary of the article that uses these new words.

Step 3: Remembering it: Develop a system for studying these new vocabulary words.  Try to review the words at least two or three times a week. Also, try to use these new words in conversation.

Don’t stop here! Keep learning!

For more awesome vocabulary episodes, check out work idioms for IELTS and happiness idioms for the IELTS Speaking test.

What are you doing to build a range of vocabulary?

Tell us what you’re doing in the comments section below!

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