Articulate – Word Of The Day For IELTS Writing & Speaking

WOTD - Articulate

Articulate – Word Of The Day For IELTS Writing & Speaking

Articulate /ɑːrˈtɪkjuleɪt/

(v): to express or explain your thoughts or feelings clearly in words

(a): good at expressing ideas or feelings clearly in words


  • Verb: vocalize, communicate, enunciate
  • Adj: eloquent, fluent, effective, persuasive, lucid, expressive, silver-tongued, intelligible


  • Adj: unintelligible, inarticulate, unclear


  • He suffers from glossophobia and can barely articulate his thoughts when standing on the stage.
  • The presidential candidate has proven to be a brilliant speaker during the debate session thanks to his ability to articulate arguments and ideas.
  • She deliberately articulated each word to ensure her message was unmistakably interpreted.
  • Public speaking skill is essentially crucial for anyone who aims to lead and influence people. It requires constant effort, practice and, sometimes, inner charisma to capture audience’s attention and articulate a speaker’s message.
  • Christina was surprisingly articulate during her presentation in philosophy class, considering that she was only informed of the topic ten minutes beforehand.
  • Robert is considered one of the most articulate journalist cum reporter of NBC for his sharp, persuasive comments as well as his quick improvisation towards unexpected situations.
  • A highly articulate speaker is likely to be more effective in convincing and drawing out desired responses from listeners.

Glossophobia (n): the fear of public speaking or of speaking in general

Deliberately (adv): slowly and carefully

Unmistakably (adv): in a way that cannot be mistaken for somebody/something else

Interpret (v): to explain the meaning of something

Inner (a): inside; towards or close to the centre of a place

Charisma (n): the powerful personal quality that some people have to attract and impress other people

Capture (v): make somebody interested

Cum (prep.): (used for linking two nouns) and; as well as

Considering that: used to show that you are thinking about a particular fact, and are influenced by it, when you make a statement about something; although

Inform (v): to tell somebody about something, especially in an official way; to find out information about something

Improvisation (n): the ability to make or do something using whatever is available, usually because you do not have what you really need

Draw out (phrasal verb): to make someone or something show a quality that they have


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