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Learn Essential Words for the IELTS Writing Test

Learn 63 words essential for success in Task 1 and Task 2 of the IELTS Writing Test

Do you need a band score of 7.0 or above on the IELTS test? Then this course is for you!

Essential Words for IELTS is a collection of video presentations, worksheets and quizzes created for students preparing to take the IELTS test. By working through the materials, you will master the vocabulary needed to get a high IELTS score.

  • learn word meanings
  • hear how to clearly pronounce each word
  • see how each word is used in example sentences
  • learn how to use the word like a native through common collocations (words that frequently go together)
  • discover the different forms and derivatives of each word
  • get to know synonyms of each word - vital for success on the IELTS reading and listening tests
  • revise using a PDF version of each video
  • build your own vocabulary booklet using the printable vocabulary record that comes with each video
  • test yourself using multiple choice quizzes

Together, this information will help you develop a deep knowledge of each word.

Who is this course for?

This course is for English language learners who are preparing to take or retake the IELTS test and need a band score of 7.0 or above.


The course has been organised accurately and fantastically, it was great job. The course will improve your listening skills as well, which was wonderful. Thanks a lot.

This course is very interesting, informative and helped me to learn many right words for improving English!!! Thank you very much, Charles for your course!!!

It's a wonderful course and well done. The author has a clear British accent. There are a lot of new collocations which I didn't know. It's a pleasure taking this course. Thanks a bunch.

I am pleasantly surprised by the course, it is a really easy and simple way to learn.

It is a very informative and interesting course. I highly recommend it for everyone who wants to take IELTS.

The Vocabulary

The vocabulary has been carefully selected to cover language that will help you get a high band score in the IELTS Writing Test.

Each video presentation contains 7 words - this is the perfect number of words to learn in one go.

Your Instructor


Charles Cornelius
Charles Cornelius

Hi, my name's Charlie. I am an IELTS expert, and I run the popular website, IELTS Charlie. My passion is helping students prepare for the IELTS test, because I know that a good score can change someone's life.

I'm a qualified teacher with almost 20 years' teaching experience all over the world. I have taught in the United Kingdom, Kenya, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and Thailand. From 2012 to 2016, I worked for the British Council where I taught IELTS.

I have a Masters degree in education and I'm an experienced teacher trainer.

I'm the author of two bestselling books and run websites designed for both English language teachers and students.

Qualifications: MA (Education), PGCE (Secondary Education), CELTA

You can email me with any questions at charlie@ieltscharlie.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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