I was lucky enough to log into www.ielts-chat.com just after our online friend, Matilda, posted this excellent BBC study resource of tips for all portions of the exam:
While on the topic, I would like to elaborate on the idea of ‘Word Maps’. Please try to write more than just the definition for new words you encounter. You should be including example uses of the word and adding additional uses you encounter in your day-to-day life.
So, for example, if a student sees the verb ‘sap’ in one of their readings, they should note both the definition and use:
- to drain
- ‘sapped the morale of the army’
- ‘sapping demand globally’
When you next go to review your vocabulary log, you will be reminded of how you saw the word in use.
What new words have you encountered this week? In what context were they used? Please reply to this post with your thoughts.