Lesson 10: Information Technology – Writing Band 8 Vocabulary

Lesson 10: Information Technology

  1. the latest – the most recent news or technical development
  2. patent – the official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years
  3. prototype – the first one made of a machine or system
  4. silicon chip – a small piece of silicon that is used in computers, calculators, and other electronic devices
  5. telecommunications – the sending and receiving of messages over distance, especially by phone, radio, and television
  6. vision – an idea or mental image of something
  7. cutting edge – the most recent stage in the development of something
  8. cyber – involving, using, or relating to computers, especially the internet
  9. dated – old-fashioned; out-of-date.
  10. labour-saving – a device or method that saves a lot of effort and time.
  11. portable – light and small enough to be easily carried or moved
  12. virtual – made, done, seen etc on the Internet or on a computer, rather than in the real world
  13. access – to get information, esp. when using a computer
  14. revolutionize – to completely change something so that it is much better
  15. scroll – to move text or other information on a computer screen in order to see a different part of it
  16. surpass – do better than; be greater than; excel
  17. live up to something – to be as good as something
  18. takeover – to begin to have control of something
  19. awash – there is a large amount of something
  20. be a tribute to – to be a clear sign of the good qualities of
  21. redundant – unnecessary
  22. guise – the appearance of someone or something
  23. date – to say how long something has existed or when it was made
  24. dump – deposit or dispose of (rubbish, waste, or unwanted material)
  25. tricky – difficult to do or deal with
  26. awkward – clumsy; not well-suited to use; not easily managed; embarrassing

Some questions asked in previous IELTS Writing Paper that you would be able to write with the help of the vocabulary in this lesson:

  1. Do you think that technological advancement has brought more harm than good? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. What technologies did you use to help you in your studies? Describe how it has helped you. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
  2. With the latest technological advancements, dating is now possible online. Would you recommend online dating for your single friends? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online dating? Site some examples to support your answer.
  3. All inventions and discoveries like the discovery of fire and electricity have impacts on our lives so much so that people can no longer live without them. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  4. The internet has a bigger impact on people’s lives because it is more popular than television. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support you position.