Vocabulary does not only contribute to 25% of your marks for IELTS writing and speaking, it also plays a key role in listening and reading. Considering that there is a wide range of topics that you may encounter in your IELTS exam, our IELTS content team have put together 10 topic toolkits to help to build your vocabulary for an IELTS exam.


Each of these toolkits contains resources specific to a particular topic, including:


  • 20 useful words

  • IELTS Writing topics 

  • 1x Sample Band 9 Writing Task 2

  • IELTS Speaking questions

  • Links to articles, videos and podcasts to build your vocabulary and topic knowledge


If you are a free user you should have access to the first toolkit


The IELTS Topic Toolkit is now available for purchase an an e-book! Check it out here: E2 Test Prep E-Bookstore


If you are a paid user you can access all our topic toolkits.


To access them, choose 'IELTS GENERAL/ACADEMIC COURSE' from the left sidebar menu, clicking on the 'General and Academic Vocabulary' tab at the top and then selecting 'IELTS Topic Toolkits':


If you would like more information and resources about improving vocabulary, we recommend the following blog posts and articles for you:

Vocabulary for IELTS

How to Develop Your IELTS Vocabulary

General word list

Academic Word List


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How to Develop Your IELTS Vocabulary