50+ IELTS Speaking Words To Use

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IELTS Speaking Words To Use

The IELTS Speaking module is conducted to assess the candidate’s English language speaking skills. Candidates who want to score better on the IELTS test must know how to use words in the speaking section. This section will require you to work on your word fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammatical correctness. Candidates often work on making their answers refined and urbane. Choosing the best words to use in the IELTS Speaking test can be a lot confusing. Using unique and rare words will surely help you, but you need to try focusing on everyday use and common words. Read this article to know more about the IELTS Speaking words to use.

Examination nameIELTS
Full FormInternational English Language Testing System
Conducting BodiesCambridge Assessment English
British Council
IDP: IELTS Australia
Difficulty LevelMedium to Hard

Under IELTS Speaking, the examiner tests your communication skills and how well you pronounce words related to everyday topics. This is done by answering various questions and speaking words in a limited amount of time. When speaking words make sure you maintain that fluency and do not lag too much. For example – if any word is coming after 3-4 seconds and you take pauses while speaking, your fluency is interrupted. Make sure your vocabulary is passive and not active. Check the table below to know the IELTS Speaking popular words and their meaning.

Popular WordsMeaning
AwesomeSomething inspiring or impressive
AwfulSomething very bad, unpleasant or negative
Barely Only just; almost not
BlondeFair (pale yellow) colour of hair
CertainlyUsed to emphasize that something is true
CombatTaking action to prevent something bad or danger
DebateArgue in a formal manner
DiscloseRevealing secret or classified information
EasingMaking something less severe or reducing impact
EffortlesslyNot using any mental or physical exertion
FakeSomething not real or genuine
FloutOpenly disregard (rule or law)
GenuinelyIn a truthful way
GorgeousSomething or someone very attractive or beautiful
HackUnauthorised access to a computer or date; shortcut to something
HostileShowing dislike or opposition
ImpactA marked effect/ influence
IncentiveA thing that motivates or encourages you to do something
JarringIncongruous in a shocking way
JargonSpecial words used by a profession that is difficult for others to understand
KnackA special skill or ability
LikelySomething which might be true
Lately Something recently; not long ago
MerelyJust; only
MannerA way in which things are ordered or done
NotoriousSomething or someone famous for a bad or notorious behaviour
Nuance Subtle variation or distinction
OddsThe chances of something happening
OffensiveAnnoying someone or feeling resentful
PotentiallyCapacity to do something or happen very soon
ProbablyVery likely to occur or true
QualifyEntitled to a benefit or privilege by possessing necessary conditions
QuestSearching for something for a long time
RecallRemembering a past experience
RebelSomeone who has risen in opposition or armed resistance
SeemImpression of something or a quality
SenseFeeling something
ThreatenSomeone’s intention to take hostile actions against somebody else
TendBehaving in a particular way or certain characteristic
UnanimouslyWith the approval of everybody, without any opposition
UltimatelyFinally, in the end
VaguelySomething uncertain, unclear or indefinite
VastlySomething immense or to a great extent
WreckSomething damaged very badly, especially a building or vehicle
WhoopingSomething very big or large
YellShouting in a louder tone
YieldAllowing arguments, pressure or demand
ZealousShowing or having zeal
ZenithTime or place where something is strongest or most powerful

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How to apply for IELTS in India?

To apply for the IELTS test, visit the IELTS India website and select your exam date and city. You will have to fill out an online application form and pay the application fee, which will be INR 15,500 (inclusive of all taxes).

What is the IELTS full form?

The International English Language Testing System is abbreviated as the IELTS test. IELTS is one of the English proficiency tests, which works as an eligibility requirement for candidates who want to study abroad.

How much is the IELTS application fee?

The application fee for the IELTS is INR 15,500. The application fee can only be paid online through a credit card/PayPal. Also, this fee is non-refundable.

What factors are responsible for scoring marks in IELTS Speaking?

Marks in IELTS Speaking are given by judging the candidate’s fluency and coherence, grammatical accuracy and range, lexical resource and pronunciation.

The IELTS exam is conducted 4 times a month by its conducting bodies. Candidates who will be appearing for their next IELTS exam must focus on improving their vocabulary skills. The IELTS advanced vocabulary section consists of 25 marks. 

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