Current IELTS exam topics and questions:

In order to improve your range of vocabulary, on these pages you will learn about the academic word list and specific IELTS topic related vocabulary.

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How is this all relevant to the IELTS exam? Many students express concern at not knowing anything about a topic. In particular, they worry about part 3 of the speaking test and part 2 of the writing. They fear facing something they feel they have nothing to say on. There could of course be a number of reasons for this. It is not necessarily the case that students commit less general knowledge to memory. Some studies such as Moore, Stroup and Mahony (2009) found that some of the IELTS topics were perceived too Eurocentric in nature. If students feel the topics are not related to them or they have never considered them, then they undoubtedly will feel disadvantaged when encountering them. To a certain extent this lack of confidence could make students hesitate, repeat ideas and even have a flatter pronunciation.


The article below will show you the top 10 most common IELTS topics.

Current IELTS exam topics and questions:

Learn IELTS topic vocabulary the easy way, presented as you might use the words and expressions in an IELTS Speaking exam. When you’ve completed each lesson, try using the vocabulary in . Here are our latest vocabulary lessons: