Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn 8+ IELTS vocabulary about hopes and dreams to use on your next exam.

Today’s vocabulary is all high-scoring, formal, and academic, except for the one idiom provided.

Watch the video and take notes:

  • How do I use the phrases in sentences?
  • What examples or details do I give?
  • Write the phrases in your vocabulary notebook.

Remember, to stand out from other students on exam day, you must use unique, interesting vocabulary that other candidates are not presenting.



Vocabulary to Discuss Hopes and Dreams

  • Future hope/goal: ambition, aspiration
  • Goal: objective, intent, (idiom) not just a pipe dream


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  • Ideal: utopia, quintessential, exemplary, supreme

Practice using the new words yourself in your answers to these IELTS questions:

Part 1

What will you do when you complete your studies?

Part 2

Describe your ideal life 10 years from now.

How would you use today’s vocabulary?

Leave us your example sentences in the comments section below!

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