Every Wednesday we will be giving you five key vocabulary words or common mistakes made in IELTS Writing Task 1, Writing Task 2 and Speaking:
Latin or non-English words, excluding Thai: best avoided as they look pre-learned. There are some exceptions, make sure you consult a native English speaker for appropriateness
LinkedIn: the Facebook equivalent for business. Copy the preceding sentence to give a bit of variety when talking about social media
People: people is already plural. Peoples means a race or country’s people. Therefore write “the people’s will”.
Size: never try to express something in terms of size to something else, for example: the size of the national debt is as big as the moon. This is just weird, although native speakers often write or speak like this, it’s not suitable for IELTS
Young offender institution: a prison for young people