Lesson 11: Mental & Physical Development
- adolescent – Characteristic of a teenager; not fully grown up
- concept – a principle or idea
- consequence – a result of a particular action or situation
- imagination – the ability to create pictures in your mind
- infancy – the time when someone is a baby or a very young child
- milestone – an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life
- peer – [usually plural] a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person.
- social skills – skills required for successful social interaction.
- toddler – a young child who has just learnt to walk
- cognitive – connected with mental processes of understanding
- clumsy – awkward in movement or manner
- fond – to like someone or something very much
- full–grown – completely grown
- rebellious – somebody who breaks the rules
- acquire – to obtain or begin to have something
- imitate – to copy the speech or behaviour, etc. of someone or something
- look back (on) – to think about what happened in the past
- master – to learn or understand something completely
- reminisce – to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure
- throw a fit/tantrum – to experience and show a strong feeling of anger, especially suddenly
- visualise – to imagine or remember someone or something by forming a picture in your mind
- bear in mind – to remember someone or something
- broaden the mind – to increase a person’s knowledge, experience, or interests. widen.
- have something on your mind – to be worrying about something
- it slipped my mind – to forget something that you had to do
- keep an open mind – to wait until you know all the facts before forming an opinion or making a judgment
- my mind went blank – cannot remember anything
- make a choice – to select; to separate and take in preference.
- shoelace – a thin string or strip of leather used to fasten shoes
- mimic – copy, imitate
- overly – too; very
- unparalleled – having no equal; better or greater than any other
- spurt – to flow out suddenly
- infinity – time or space that has no end
- grasp – to understand something, especially something difficult
- overindulge – to allow yourself or someone else to have too much of something enjoyable, especially food or drink
- displeased – annoyed or unhappy
- overdue – late; not done or happening when expected or when needed
- enquire – to ask for information
- unassisted – unsupported by other people
- momentarily – for a very short time
- tantrum – a sudden period of extreme anger
- spontaneous – happening naturally, without planning or encouragement
- obstacle – something that makes it difficult for you to achieve something
Some questions asked in previous IELTS Writing Paper that you would be able to write with the help of the vocabulary in this lesson:
- Tuition for healthy children usually has top priority in most countries. However, teaching students with disabilities or mental issues is more difficult and even more important to support and develop.
Which viewpoint do you agree with?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- In some countries, physical education is a compulsory subject for the leaving certificate. Some people suggest that this practice be abolished?
Which view do you agree with?
Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.