Breakthrough in terms of the three short-term trick IELTS

Many IELTS candidates reflect the IELTS requirements for the high vocabulary, and its foundation is weak, it is difficult to break in a short time. Many candidates, “desperately trying everything” to the bookstore to buy a lot of vocabulary Manual “mad back”, each word is from A manual start back, the result is the back of each book a page or two would be difficult to adhere to the wayside. The result is that candidates particularly familiar words beginning with A, while behind the word or nothing. Candidates spend a lot of money and time, but with little success. This is methodology. In this paper, these questions of candidates put forward some suggestions for your reference.

First, the importance of memorizing words

Terrel linguists believe that once you have enough words, even without much knowledge of grammar, language learners can better understand foreign languages ​​and foreign language for expression. Wilkins had a classic linguists saying: “Without grammar very little can convey information, there is nothing words can not convey.” Diller American linguist studies show that if we recognize the 25 words, on average, we each page 23% knew the words; if we know 135 words, the percentage reached 50%; 2500 corresponding to 78% of the vocabulary; 5000 corresponding to 86% of the vocabulary; 10000 of words corresponding to 92%. Laufer from the perspective of reading comprehension study found that: recognize 5000 words, reading accuracy rate was 56%; know 6400 words, the percentage was 63%; know 9,000 words, the percentage is around 70%. Also in writing, speaking, listening, it is also generally the case. Practice has proved that in the IELTS exam, candidates often larger vocabulary than the small vocabulary of the students obtained higher scores. Generally believed that, to obtain IELTS score 6 points or more, it normally takes about vocabulary in 5000-6000.

Second, the manual selection of vocabulary

IELTS is no official announcement had a formal “IELTS vocabulary”, and the market IELTS vocabulary manual variety, but mixed. To sum up, generally have the following major categories:

1. “IELTS Words”

Among the candidates of these words guide, the most widely because it meets the candidates are “one step” needs. It is characterized by the large volume of accepting words, generally around 8000, are arranged in alphabetical order. Some words claimed to be in accordance with the “root affix” to “Memorize” to arouse interest in candidates. However, the compilation of such words is to Cambridge IELTS Zhenti series of listening and reading the words appear for summarization, and then order it. Familiar with the IELTS students know that not every word that appears in the papers where candidates need to fully understand. IELTS Reading Section in particular, only the title and the text appears the word is synonymous convert the focus of examiners examines. In addition, with the phenomenon of intensified IELTS younger age, more and more based on the weaker candidate to take IELTS test, and their vocabulary is often in 2000, while the so-called “root affixes Memory Method” is not only not help them to remember words , but more memory added to their burden, so that the back of the work more complex words. For large vocabulary (e.g., by University of CET candidates) who can help them to play such word manual leak filled the role, but for most other candidates, recite these words up time-consuming, effort, and the results are often less effective.


The biggest selling point of these words is their guide to the actual words IELTS speaking and writing in the four-part classification of the situation there, most of which were classified according to the scene. Manuals can often because such words “off now,” so by the number of candidates of all ages. However, these terms cannot be overlooked the shortcomings of manual. First, the IELTS speaking and writing is not an isolated part of the four-door, but the organic whole. For example, the IELTS listening and reading the article there are many similar scenes, and IELTS reading and writing in the selection of the above there is a considerable common ground there. But these words could have combined these words were artificially separated, and had a vocabulary of manual into four, substantially increased the burden on the memory of the candidates, most of the candidates difficult to uphold.

3. “Core vocabulary”

The biggest highlight of these words is that it contains the most frequently used IELTS vocabulary, and such oral and written words no matter which part of the examination are the point. Therefore, the majority of candidates best suited to such terms, especially the weak basis of candidates. In a thorough grasp of these terms based on IELTS go to the other terms of the recitation, is an effective strategy.

Actually, the most authoritative market can buy the “core vocabulary” will the number of university CET vocabulary list, because the University of forty-six vocabulary words with the manual preparation of the general methods, which is arranged according to word frequency , a collection of four English (Forum) in 4000 the most commonly used words, the six most commonly used collection of 5,500 words. The IELTS test 6 points just for the requirements of the vocabulary around in 5000-6000. If you master the vocabulary of CET, then mastered the English language which is equivalent to the core of the most commonly used words in this matter or in the future in the IELTS study is helpful in life.

Third, the recitation of the word method

1. To develop a reasonable plan, step by step, repeated cycles

The word back is a very arduous task, it requires a lot of energy. If you do not develop a careful plan, many candidates will be difficult to uphold. So this step is necessary. In general, the exam will recite three times the word man, the first pass careful study, the second time to consolidate, the third time leak filled a deeper impression. This effect played much better than just back again.

2. Speaking and writing go hand in hand

Many candidates in mind when the words just look, the result is often only remember the shape, which can be recognized in reading, but the hearing did not hear the inside out, which also cannot spell writing, speaking there cannot say more. This vocabulary of English learning, the only “negative words.” In addition, the best way to memorize the words should be read the first word, but listen to recordings of the standard, and then repeat it after kept his mouth again and finally to the pronunciation of the word by his own record. Only so much as feeling “go hand in hand” to remember the word the most profound.

3. Recitation and practice of sync

English words in the final analysis on the language or to be used, if the word is not only the words back into context to understand, then the mind will be greatly reduced efficiency of the word. So, when candidates must recite the words supplemented by a large number of oral and written exercises to consolidate in the repeated use of the word pronunciation, meaning and usage. Cambridge IELTS Zhenti is a good material to practice. Finished listening and reading in the subject and to conduct their own analysis, then the best time to conduct intensive listening the recording, will read the article to Reading, you will learn all the core vocabulary recorded in a dedicated notebook repeated recitation. Writing and speaking practice, they can learn from these words and more. Usually have to listen to BBC, VOA and other programs in English soundtrack, read The Economist, National Geographic magazine and other original, multi-angle contact, multi-position memory, strengthen the back of the word, “of the negative words” to “positive words.”

4. Note that the links between words

Huge amount of English words, many words there is a certain internal or external links, for example, some words have common roots, affixes, such as inhabit, inhabitant, habitat and so on. Some words can appear in a scene under the same time, such as name of disease: myopia, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and so on. The name of discipline: psychology, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, ecology, etc., there are many words and phrases defined relationship exists or near synonyms, such as cause, induce, breed, lead to, result in, contribute to, give rise to, be responsible for, and so can that “cause” means. There are many words there is a certain degree of relationship, such as smile, grin, chuckle, laugh laughter and so on. If the time to master the words in the back of the above rules, the original series into a network isolated words, then you can play a multiplier effect.