Two words on the Academic Word List that are important for you to learn more about as part of your IELTS preparation are ‘research‘ (the careful study of a subject in order to find out new facts about it) and ‘researcher‘ (a person who carries out research).
If you’re taking the IELTS Academic test, it’s really important that you understand these words because they’ll probably be in at least one of the texts you have to read.
It’s also important that you know how to use these words in case you get an IELTS essay question like the one in my blog post ‘Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?‘.
To help you understand and use the words ‘research’ and ‘researcher’, here are some examples of how they were used in the articles I recommended you read in my post ‘Five days of reading‘:
- This area of research remains somewhat controversial in medicine because…
- Research led by Rob Condon of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests…
- The findings were released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
- …that involved doctors and researchers in Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
If you’ve already read the texts that these examples are from, you could use an Academic Word List highlighter to see what other academic vocabulary they include.
Have a good weekend,
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