Compound Words List — IELTS Vocabulary

Sentence variety is one of the requirements to obtain a decent score in the IELTS. Having a couple of words with a hyphen will help to increase the visual diversity that the examiners are looking for in our vocabulary.

I researched some compound words that can be useful in the different IELTS topics categories.

Build your list and make those words your own. Good luck, but make your luck! ;)

  • Well-produced
  • Well-structured
  • Well-developed
  • Well-designed
  • Well-balanced
  • Well-behaved
  • Well-educated / Low-educated

Whoever you decide to be, make yourself proud

  • Time-saving
  • Time-consuming
  • Cross-cultural
  • Far-reaching
  • Forward-thinking
  • Nation-building
  • Spanish-speaking community / English-speaking community
  • Less-wealthy
  • Best-performing
  • High-performing
  • User-generated
  • E-commerce
  • E-cars
  • Non-digital space
  • User-friendly
  • State-of-the-art
  • Tech-savvy
  • Narrow-minded
  • Old-fashioned
  • Densely-populated
  • World-famous
  • Widely-recognized
  • Highly-respected
  • Long-lasting
  • Record-breaking
  • Never-ending
  • Fat-free
  • Last-minute
  • Out-of-town business trip
  • Real-life education
  • Environment-friendly
  • Fast-moving
  • Must-have products
  • High-end
  • Long-term
  • Short-term

You better master your game, keep studying!

Describing people:

  • Open-minded
  • Laid-back
  • Hard-working
  • Self-conscious
  • Bad-tempered
  • Self-centred
  • Cold-blooded
  • Easy-going

You don’t need anyone to believe that you can do it, as long as you believe in yourself and what you’re capable of. Agatha Stephanie Lin

This blog portraits my IELTS journey as a self-taught student. Please take my essays to develop vocabulary and your idea bank. Good luck! :)