Idiomatic Vocabulary for IELTS (13 of 25): “I’m a super-IELTS teacher!”

By | November 26, 2020

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Every language has phrases and sentences that cannot be understood by just knowing the individual words. This is known as idiomatic language, and it is a very important part of any language, including English, and is very useful for IELTS speaking. Here’s an example.

Super-[adj]

This is a prefix which makes the adjective which follows much stronger, and it is useful because it can describe many more extremes of feeling, and has a fun and upbeat feel. It is used as a prefix (meaning ‘more than’) in some formal words, such as…

superstar

superstition

supersonic

supergroup

supernatural

superhuman

…and many others, but it can be used playfully to give a more informal feel to the speaking.

Here are some example sentences in IELTS Speaking.

“Oh, I thought the movie was good – super good, in fact.”

“I didn’t like the food in America. The deserts were super-sweet, so different to what we have in Taiwan.”

Here are some example sentences in IELTS Writing.

In this electronic age, and with this globalised world, media celebrities are often not just rich, but ‘super-rich’.

Media celebrities undergo far too much cosmetic surgery, deciding that only ‘super-glamorous’ will serve their purposes.

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Author: Andrew

Andrew Guilfoyle Cambridge CELTA, Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA teacher-trainer, M.Ed