IELTS Vocabulary: Learn 300 Essential Words for IELTS
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IELTS Vocabulary: Learn 300 Essential Words for IELTS

Learn how to use 300 words essential for success on the IELTS: example sentences, collocations, quizzes and much more
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Created by Charles Cornelius
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 86 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Get a band score of 7.0 and above in the IELTS test
  • Fully understand reading texts in the IELTS Reading Test
  • Fully understand the audio recordings in the IELTS Listening Test
  • Write more natural essays in the IELTS Writing Test
  • Speak using a wider range of vocabulary in the IELTS Speaking Test
  • Understand and know how to use a range of advanced words and phrases in English
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Requirements
  • You should be at a pre-intermediate level of English or above
  • An understanding of the different parts of the IELTS exam is useful but not essential
Description

Do you need a band score of 7.0 or above on the IELTS test? Then this course is for you!

Essential Words for IELTS is a collection of video presentations, worksheets and quizzes created for students preparing to take the IELTS test. By working through the materials, you will master the vocabulary needed to get a high IELTS score.

  • learn word meanings
  • hear how to clearly pronounce each word
  • see how each word is used in example sentences 
  • learn how to use the word like a native through common collocations (words that frequently go together)
  • discover the different forms and derivatives of each word
  • get to know synonyms of each word - vital for success on the IELTS reading and listening tests
  • revise using a PDF version of each video
  • build your own vocabulary booklet using the printable vocabulary record that comes with each video
  • test yourself using multiple choice quizzes

Together, this information will help you develop a deep knowledge of each word.

What students are saying:

"The course has been organised accurately and fantastically, it was great job. The course will improve your listening skills as well, which was wonderful. Thanks a lot."

"This course is very interesting, informative and helped me to learn many right words for improving English!!! Thank you very much, Charles for your course!!!"

"It's a wonderful course and well done. The author has a clear British accent. There are a lot of new collocations which I didn't know. It's a pleasure taking this course. Thanks a bunch."

"I am pleasantly surprised by the course, it is a really easy and simple way to learn."

"It is a very informative and interesting course. I highly recommend it for everyone who wants to take IELTS."

The Vocabulary

In total, the course contains 300 words that will help you get the band score you need on the IELTS test. These words have been carefully selected from the COBUILD English language corpus to cover functions and topics that are frequently found in the IELTS test.

Each video presentation contains 7 words, the ideal number of words to learn in one go.

Who is this course for?

This course is for English language learners who are preparing to take or retake the IELTS test and need a band score of 7.0 or above. It is also useful for anyone who wants to improve their English by learning more English words and phrases.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students preparing to take or retake the IELTS test
  • Students who need a Band Score of 7.0 and above in the IELTS Test
  • English language learners at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Anyone who wants to improve their English vocabulary
Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
08:39:16
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Introduction to the course
3 Lectures 08:04

Get an overview of the course, what its aims are and how it will help you

Preview 02:56

Get the most out of the vocabulary lectures. Discover how the lectures will give you a deep knowledge of each word.

Preview 02:43

Discover how using the downloadable resources will help you improve your understanding of the words in the video lectures.

Preview 02:25
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Animals
1 Lecture 09:33

In this video, you'll learn some words related to animals. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • amphibian
  • carnivore
  • herbivore
  • omnivore
  • predator
  • prey
  • parasite
Preview 09:33

Animals
7 questions
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Changes
2 Lectures 24:37

In this video, you'll learn some words related to describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • acclimatize
  • merge
  • restore
  • amend
  • deviate
  • distort
  • divert
Preview 11:52

In this lecture, you'll learn some more words for describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: manipulate, refine, transition, enlarge, deteriorate, diminish and eradicate.

Changes Part 2
12:45

Changes
14 questions
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Chemistry
1 Lecture 07:43

In this video, you'll learn some words related to chemistry. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • agent
  • atom
  • molecule
  • compound
  • soluble
  • insoluble
  • crystal
Preview 07:43

Chemistry
7 questions
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Engineering
1 Lecture 10:52

In this video, you'll learn some words related to engineering. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • analogue
  • automate
  • hydraulic
  • hydroelectric
  • laser
  • prototype
  • optical
Engineering Vocabulary
10:52

Engineering
7 questions
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Environment
1 Lecture 12:29

In this video, you'll learn some words related to the environment. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • fossil fuel
  • landfill
  • refuse
  • unspoiled
  • green belt
Environment Vocabulary
12:29

Environment
7 questions
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Family
1 Lecture 09:42

In this video, you'll learn some words related to the family. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • infant
  • adolescent
  • maternal
  • paternal
  • sibling
  • marital status
  • upbringing
Family Vocabulary
09:42

Family
7 questions
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Geography
2 Lectures 20:11

In this video, you'll learn some words related to geography. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • hemisphere
  • equator
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • tide
  • crater
  • summit
Geography Vocabulary Part 1
08:42

Geography Part 1
7 questions

In this lecture, you'll learn some words related to geography. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: temperate, arid, marine, glacier, terrestrial, fauna and flora.

Geography Vocabulary Part 2
11:29

Geography Part 2
7 questions
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Government
1 Lecture 12:10

In this video, you'll learn some words related to government. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • autonomy
  • constitution
  • coup
  • dictator
  • monarch
  • legislature
  • regime
Government Vocabulary
12:10

Government
7 questions
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Health and Illness
3 Lectures 33:56

In this video, you'll learn some words related to healthcare. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • therapy
  • transplant
  • immune
  • vaccine
  • antibiotic
  • dose
  • remedy
Health Vocabulary
12:14

Health
7 questions

In this lecture, you'll learn some words related to healthcare. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: immunize, pathology, pharmaceutical, physiotherapy, practitioner, psychiatry and anesthetic.

Healthcare Vocabulary
11:59

Healthcare
7 questions

In this video, you'll learn some words related to illness. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • acute
  • chronic
  • addict
  • allergy
  • syndrome
  • epidemic
  • trauma
Illness Vocabulary
09:43

Illness
7 questions
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About the Instructor
Charles Cornelius
4.5 Average rating
285 Reviews
4,478 Students
5 Courses
English language teacher, 4000+ students in 121 countries

I'm a qualified teacher with 20 years' teaching experience all over the world, most recently as an English language teacher with the British Council where I taught IELTS exam preparation and Business English. 

I have a Masters degree in education and a certificate teaching the English language. I'm an experienced teacher trainer, most recently in Thailand where I have carried out training in English language teaching techniques to classroom teachers. I currently live in Thailand.

I'm the author of two bestselling books and run websites designed for both English language teachers and students.

Qualifications: MA (Education), PGCE (Secondary Education), CELTA