Index of useful vocabulary

Below is a list of more advanced words/phrases found in model answers on this site, which can help increase your score.

The list includes:

  • Less common words which have a more precise meaning, which are needed for a 7, 8 or 9 in vocabulary
  • Collocations (word combinations) typical of band 7, 8 and 9 users of English
  • Difficult words which often appear in the reading and listening tests

For mobile users:

  • To see a term’s English definition, Chinese translation and/or example sentences, touch it.
  • To see where I have used it, touch the Term link in the pop-up box.
  • To close an opened pop-up box, touch the pop-up box, and then touch any area outside it.

For computer users:

  • To see term’s definition, translation and/or example sentences, hover the mouse over it.
  • To see where I have used a term, click the term in the list.

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