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

Today you’ll get super impressive vocabulary for celebrating an event.

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Recently, a subscriber to our YouTube channel, IELTS Energy TV, asked for this vocabulary, about celebrating an event.

Firstly, you need to do some work yourself on this, as celebrations are a very cultural experience.

Think of 2 traditional celebrations in your country, that have events attached to them. Write about them in your first language, describing the clothes, food, how it looks and activities.

Then, translate this into English, learning how to translate the very specific vocabulary.



Vocabulary for Describing Celebrations

Anniversary– the day you celebrate a specific event from the past, such as a wedding anniversary

Sharp / smart– adjectives to describe ‘fancy’, or dressed-up, appearance


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Elated / ecstatic– adjectives for feeling super happy

On cloud nineidiom for feeling super happy

Jubilant– adjective for very happy and energetic, for feelings or atmosphere

Captivating– adjective for situation or appearance that holds all of your attention because it’s so fabulous


Buzzed / tipsy– adjectives to describe how one feels after a couple alcoholic drinks, when you’re not yet drunk

Choose 2-3 of today’s words or phrases and use them to describe the last time you were at a celebration for an event.

How would you use today’s words?

Share your example sentences in the comments section below!


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