Barron's Essential Words for the IELTS
by Lougheed, Lin







Introduction1(8)
Vocabulary and the IELTS
1(1)
IELTS Study Contract
2(1)
Self-Study Activities
3(4)
How to Use This Book
7(2)
Unit 1 The Natural World
9(28)
Environmental Impacts of Logging
9(9)
Bird Migration
18(9)
Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desert
27(10)
Unit 2 Leisure Time
37(28)
Peripheral Vision in Sports
37(8)
History of the Circus
45(9)
Uses of Leisure Time
54(11)
Unit 3 Transportation
65(26)
First Headlamps
65(8)
Major Subways of Europe
73(9)
Electric Cars Around the Globe
82(9)
Unit 4 Culture
91(28)
Origins of Writing
91(9)
Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culture
100(9)
The Art of Mime
109(10)
Unit 5 Health
119(28)
Nurse Migration
119(8)
Aerobic Exercise and Brain Health
127(11)
How Drugs Are Studied
138(9)
Unit 6 Tourism
147(28)
Hiking the Inca Trail
147(9)
What Is Ecotourism?
156(10)
Learning Vacations
166(9)
Unit 7 Business
175(28)
What Makes a Small Business Successful?
175(10)
Brand Loyalty
185(9)
Global Outsourcing
194(9)
Unit 8 Society
203(30)
Social Networking
203(9)
Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers?
212(9)
Wheelchair-Accessibility Issues
221(12)
Unit 9 Education
233(30)
Learning Styles
233(10)
The Homeschool Option
243(9)
Educating the Gifted
252(11)
Unit 10 Technology/Inventions
263(29)
The Development of the Lightbulb
263(9)
The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellers
272(10)
The Transatlantic Cable
282(10)
Appendix292(1)
Word List292(7)
Answer Key299(59)
Audioscripts358


Reviews all question types covered by the International English Language Testing System, offers four practice tests, and includes audio portions of the test on an accompanying disc.





Dr Lin Lougheed is author of more than 30 EFL/ESL textbooks. He is a past member of the Executive Board of TESOL, the international EFL/ESL professional organization.






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