Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn how to use high-scoring and impressive academic vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2.

Do you have questions about IELTS?

Join the All Ears English Facebook group, and meet me on Facebook Live every Thursday at 12pm, PST!

People continue to post questions even after the event has ended. So, I chose three recent vocabulary questions to answer in this video which weren’t addressed in the Facebook Live class.

While you watch the video, take notes on how I use the words and phrases in context.



How can I use “with that being said”?

We use this phrase to introduce a contrast or an exception.

Use it to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 question: Are there problems with student behavior in your country?


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How can I use the phrase “live to work or work to live”?

This phrase describes the contrast between choosing to make your job the number one priority in your life, versus only working to earn money to support you in your life outside work.

Use it to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 / Writing Task 2 question: How can people achieve a work – life balance?

What does the word “daunting” mean?

It means scary or intimidating.

Use it to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 question: How can adults be encouraged to read more?

Now, practice using the phrases in your own IELTS answers to the questions listed above.

How would you use these phrases?

Share your sentences in the comments section below!

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