Top Vocabulary: Making Life Choices & Changes

Following vocabulary will help you answer Writing, Speaking questions smoothly, get IELTS high score.

1. Decide (v) / Decision (n) 

Example: Young children should be encouraged to make their own decisions

Related Collocations:

  • To make a decision to do something 

2. Encourage (v)

Example: Young children should be encouraged to make their own decisions

Related Collocations:

  • To encourage somebody to do something 

3. Participate (v) 

Example: College students should participate in extracurricular activities to enhance their soft skills. 

Related Collocations:

  • To participate in something/doing something 
  • Participation in something 

4. Pursue (v) 

Example: Many high school graduates choose to pursue a career instead of attending college. 

Related Collocations:

  • To pursue a hobby, career, a passion, education 

5. Underlying (adj) 

Example: There are some underlying reasons why children nowadays have more freedom than the previous generation. 

Related Collocations:

  • Underlying causes
  • Underlying reasons 

6. Experience (n) Trải nghiệm 

Example: People can have valuable experiences when they travel around the world. 

Related Collocations:

  • Rewarding experiences 
  • Valuable experiences 

7. Gender-specific (adj) 

Example: It is unfair to determine a person’s suitability for a certain job based on gender-specific personalities.

Related Collocations:

  • Gender-specific personalities 

8. Favor (v) 

Example: A huge number of youngsters nowadays favor the sedentary lifestyle. 

Related Collocations:

  • To favor A over B 

9. Cultivate (v) 

Example: The aim of any education system should be to help each individual to cultivate his or her own talents.  

Related Collocations:

  • To cultivate a talent, skill 

10. Liberty (n) 

Example: Students should be at liberty to choose study whatever subjects they like at school. 

Related Collocations:

  • To be at liberty to do something 
  • To take the liberty of doing something.

11. Attitude (n) 

Example: Students who are forced to do unpaid work might develop a negative attitude toward their schools. 

Related Collocations:

  • To develop a positive/negative attitude toward something.