IELTS Band 9 Vocab Secrets published by Cambridge IELTS Consultants is packed with examples, models to follow, advice, and real Band 9 essays.
Each of our ten modules summarises the various elements of a topic, and gives an example Academic Task 2 Writing Task exactly like the ones you will see in the exam. It also explains how to answer the writing Task. Each module then teaches a large amount of vocabulary related to the module topic, contained in a Band 9 model essay so that you see how the words are used in IELTS Writing.
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Each module has a clear-to-follow definition of each word or phrase, and a further example of how to use these topic words again in the Speaking part of the test so that you are ready to use the vocabulary in both Writing and Speaking.
If you are not yet familiar with the different types of IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 essays, please start by reading our ‘Overview’ from the table of contents. If you have already read our other books on this concept, please go straight to the Topic Modules to begin expanding your IELTS vocabulary.
If you are not yet familiar with the different parts of the IELTS Speaking test, please consider reading our Band 9 Speaking book for help, either before or after you finish this book.
If you need a dictionary while using this book, we recommend the free Cambridge Dictionaries Online from Cambridge University Press.
How to use this book
This book will teach you a very large amount of vocabulary of exactly the type that the IELTS examiners want to see and hear from you in the exam, covering the ten IELTS topics. It is important that you prepare to answer questions on all of these ten topics because they all may be used in the test. Therefore, do not start by trying to remember all the words from Module 1, then all the words from Module 2 and so on.
Try to learn and practice a small number of words from Modules 1 to 10 at first, and then a slightly larger group of words from Modules 1 to 10, and so on. In this way, you will develop a wide IELTS vocabulary on all the topics, and not become a ‘specialist’ in just one topic.