IELTS Vocabulary Topic: Communication
accuracy – the fact of being exact or correct
communication – the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
conjecture – a guess; an opinion or judgment that is not based on proof
dialect – regional language
fluent – able to speak or write a particular foreign language easily and accurately.
hesitation – the act of pausing before saying or doing something.
language barrier – absence of communication between people who speak different languages
linguist – someone who studies foreign languages or can speak them very well
linguistics – the scientific study of the structure and development of language in general
means – a method or way of doing something
sign language – a system of communication for people who cannot hear that uses hand and finger movements
vocabulary – all the words that exist in a particular language or subject
incoherent – expressing yourself in a way that is not clear
inherent – existing as a natural or basic part of something
clarify – to make something clear or easier to understand by giving more details.
comprehend – to understand something completely
converse – to have a conversation with someone
define – to say or explain what the meaning of a word or phrase is
demonstrate – to show or make something clear
emerge – to become known or develop as a result of something
evolve – to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
gesture – to use movement to express a thought or a feeling
illustrate – make clear or explain by stories, examples, comparisons, or other means
imply – to suggest something in an indirect way or without actually saying it
signify – to be a sign of something
stutter – to speak or say part of a word with difficulty, esp. by repeating it several times or by pausing before it
there’s something to be said for – said to mean that something has advantages
needless to say – of course
have the say – to be involved in making a decision about something
when all is said and done – when everything is finished and settled; when everything is considered.
having said that – despite what has just been said
to say the least – to not describe something in the strongest way you could, often in order to be polite
you can say that again – I completely agree with you
that is to say – used when explaining more clearly what you have just said
marine – related to the sea or sea transport
odd – strange or unexpected
devastating – causing a lot of damage or destruction
recap – to repeat the main points of an explanation or description
connotation – suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
intimate – to make clear what you think or want without saying it directly
narrate – to tell a story, often by reading aloud from a text, or to describe events as they happen
profound – very great or intense
youngster – a young person or a child
merely – only; just
intrigue – fascinate; to interest someone, often because of an unusual or unexpected quality
pinpoint – to discover or establish something exactly
idle speculation – speculation that is unlikely to be true
ancestor – a person related to you who lived a long time ago
wander – to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction
chit-chat – informal conversation about matters that are not important
Homo sapiens – modern humans considered together as a species
string together – to arrange a group of things into a series
grunt – to make a short, low sound instead of speaking, usually because of anger or pain
archaic – ancient
hyoid – a U-shaped bone in the neck that supports the tongue.
larynx – an organ in the throat which contains the vocal cords (= tissue that moves to produce the voice)
ritual – a set of fixed actions and sometimes words performed regularly, especially as part of a ceremony
burial – the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this
hearth – the area in front of a fireplace.
groom – to clean an animal, often by brushing its fur
social grooming – is an activity in which individuals in a group clean or maintain one another’s body or appearance.
alliance – a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.
opiate – a drug with morphinelike effects, derived from opium.
banter – conversation that is not serious and is often playful
smattering – a slight knowledge of something, or a small amount
gurgle – (of babies) to make a happy sound with the back of the throat
cling – to hold on tightly to somebody/something
soothe – to make someone more calm and more relaxed
primate – any member of the group of animals that includes human beings, apes, and monkeys.
nomadic – a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer
maiden – a girl or young unmarried woman;
IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions
- E-mail is now the easiest way to communicate with families and friends all over the world. Some people say that it does not have the sincerity of handwritten letters. Do you agree or disagree? Give specific details and examples to support your opinion.
- With the speed and ease of viral communication, do you think it will totally replace papers and letters in their old form? If that happens, will it be for the better? Explain and provide specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
- There are opinions that technology and science are beneficial but also destructive. Due to technological advancement, mankind has irrevocably ruined nature and the environment and affected the climate. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
- In the future people will not need to have schools, galleries, museums or libraries because everything from education to culture and entertainment will be available online. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- Being literate in technology or the internet is so popular that many believe that it will no longer be necessary to read conventional books as the main source of material for education. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.