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IELTS Vocabulary Improvement Plan 3 Easy Steps to Success

IELTS Vocabulary

Improvement Plan

3 Easy Steps to

Success

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1 Thank you! Thank you for downloading this document. I really appreciate you taking the time

Thank you!

Thank you for downloading this document. I really appreciate

you taking the time to read it.

Here at IELTS Advantage we quickly realised that vocabulary is one of the biggest worries students have and improving your vocabulary is one of the keys to IELTS success.

With this in mind, we created this guide for you. I hope you find it useful and it leads to success.

Chris Pell, Founder of IELTS Advantage and IELTS Writing Academy.

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3 Step Pr0cess The following slides will outline the process 1 in much more detail

3 Step Pr0cess

The following slides will outline the process 1 in much more detail and show you
The following slides will outline the process
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in much more detail and show you exactly
what to do.
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It is essential that you
regularly review these new
words and phrases in order to
retain them in your memory.
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02 03 IELTS Writing Academy © 2016. All rights reserved. Studies have shown that the number

Studies have shown that the number one way for learners to improve their vocabulary is through reading and listening to genuine sources of English.

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reading and listening to genuine sources of English. 2 You must record any new words you

You must record any new

words you hear or read. There are lots of ways to do this, so that you will remember them effectively.

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Reading

Read something you love

Don’t read long lists of boring words. Read something you are passionate

about. You will learn more effectively if you enjoy the topic you are

reading.

When you see a new word or phrase, underline it or write it down.more effectively if you enjoy the topic you are reading. Spot new words or phrases Guess

Spot new words or phrases

Guess what the words mean before writing them down in your notebook.underline it or write it down. Spot new words or phrases Guess There are millions of

Guess

There are millions of free blogs, websites,words mean before writing them down in your notebook. Guess Use free resources news sites and

Use free resources

news sites and eBooks for you to choose from. See my guide at the end.

Read every dayand eBooks for you to choose from. See my guide at the end. Make reading in

Make reading in English part of your daily routine and you will soon improve.

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Listen Just like reading, you will learn much more if you listen to something you

Listen

Just like reading, you will learn much more if you listen to something youListen Listen to something you love enjoy. If you like football, listen to football commentary or

Listen to something you love

enjoy. If you like football, listen to football commentary or shows. If you like fashion, listen to a podcast about the latest trends. When you hear a new word or phrase, write it down.

Use free resourcestrends. When you hear a new word or phrase, write it down. YouTube has billions of

YouTube has billions of hours of clips for you to listen to. Simply search for

things you are interested in and listen. Podcasts are also a great way to

improve your vocabulary and listening skills. Again, they are free. These are just a couple of examples from many.

Listen on the goare free. These are just a couple of examples from many. Put your ear buds in

Put your ear buds in and listen to your favourite Podcast while you walk, work

out, travel or work. The possibilities are endless.

There will always be time for you to listen. You can then write down your new words or phrases when you get home.

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can then write down your new words or phrases when you get home. IELTS Writing Academy

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Record It does not need to be an expensive notebook. Anything that allows you to

Record

It does not need to be an expensive notebook. Anything that allows you to record lots of new words or phrases is good.Record Buy a notebook There are a huge number of apps, like Memrise, that allow you

Buy a notebook

There are a huge number of apps, like Memrise, that allow you to record lists.record lots of new words or phrases is good. Buy a notebook Use your phone Add

Use your phone

Add things to help you rememberlike Memrise, that allow you to record lists. Use your phone Don’t just write the meaning.

Don’t just write the meaning.

You can write collocations, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, pictures etc.

antonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, pictures etc. A complete book of new words and phrases Soon you

A complete book of new words and phrases

Soon you will have a huge number of new words and phrases that will become part of your vocabulary.

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Review Make it part of your routine It is much more effective to review your

Review

Review Make it part of your routine It is much more effective to review your new

Make it part of your routine

It is much more effective to review your new words for 5-10 minutes per day than to leave it all until the day before your test.

Do it regularlyper day than to leave it all until the day before your test. One week, two

One week, two weeks and one month after you first learn a new word should be enough.

There are many word games that you can play on Memrise or Quizlet.one month after you first learn a new word should be enough. Make it fun You

Make it fun

You can also get creative and tell stories with your new

words.

Try to use your new words in the same way you would in the speaking or writing tests.can also get creative and tell stories with your new words. Use them You can include

Use them

You can include them in your answers when appropriate

to do so.

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It’s all free You do not need to spend any money to improve your vocabulary.

It’s all free

You do not need to spend any money to improve your vocabulary. All of the resources you need are freely available on the internet.

Here is a list of my favourite sites, but there are millions more that will help you. Simply use Google to find something that interests you.

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Online Resources

All of the common IELTS topics are covered on a daily basis. Listen or read.Academy © 2016. All rights reserved. Online Resources They have a great selection of news articles

IELTS topics are covered on a daily basis. Listen or read. They have a great selection

They have a great selection of news articles and podcasts.IELTS topics are covered on a daily basis. Listen or read. This app gives you access

They have a great selection of news articles and podcasts. This app gives you access to

This app gives you access to hundreds of thousands of podcasts.They have a great selection of news articles and podcasts. vocabulary. Makes reviewing vocab. fun. Nice

app gives you access to hundreds of thousands of podcasts. vocabulary. Makes reviewing vocab. fun. Nice

vocabulary. Makes reviewing vocab. fun.app gives you access to hundreds of thousands of podcasts. Nice app for recording and reviewing

of podcasts. vocabulary. Makes reviewing vocab. fun. Nice app for recording and reviewing An endless supply

Nice app for recording and reviewing

An endless supply of videos.reviewing vocab. fun. Nice app for recording and reviewing Fun and interesting talks by some of

app for recording and reviewing An endless supply of videos. Fun and interesting talks by some

Fun and interesting talks by some of the world’s leading thinkers. world’s leading thinkers.

talks by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Simple tools for learning anything. available to read

Simple tools for learning anything.talks by some of the world’s leading thinkers. available to read online for free. Hundreds of

leading thinkers. Simple tools for learning anything. available to read online for free. Hundreds of thousands

available to read online for free.by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Simple tools for learning anything. Hundreds of thousands of

thinkers. Simple tools for learning anything. available to read online for free. Hundreds of thousands of

Hundreds of thousands of books are now

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