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While Instagram is primarily used to share moments with your friends and to watch engaging reels for inspiration, the popular social media platform can also be used to improve your English.  

Today, learning a language has never been easier with the plethora of free resources available on our mobile phones.  

What makes Instagram so great as a resource for learning English is how the platform encourages constant exposure through the form of reels, short stories, posts, and messages. You get to consume educational content on the go.  

Whether your goal is to improve your vocabulary or pronunciation skills, here are 5 Instagram accounts that will definitely help you take your English to the next level!  

5 Instagram accounts to improve your English language skills

Note: With the exception of the official IELTS by IDP account, IDP has no affiliation or connection to any of the products or services the featured accounts may offer.  

1. IDP IELTS Indonesia (@idp.ielts.indonesia) 

IDP IELTS Indonesia

As co-owners of IELTS, IDP is more than the official source to book and take your IELTS examination to study or work abroad. It also prepares students to score their best possible results through free resources and training materials.  

Based in more than 30 countries, IDP IELTS is also present in Indonesia and its account on Instagram, IDP IELTS Indonesia, helps you in many ways.

Through entertaining writing tasks and prompts, as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered directly by IELTS experts, this page will feed you content to help you easily navigate the four different parts–the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests–with ease.  

You can expect the content provided to equip you with the right techniques and everything you need to know before sitting for one of the most important prestigious language tests out there.  

2. Vocab For English 

Vocab For English

Take your vocabulary to the next level one step at a time with Vocab For English. The Instagram account excels in helping you discover and understand new English words. 

Every day, you get treated to a new ‘word of the day’ on your feed with an accompanying picture that describes the emotion and feel of the word, giving you extra colour to work with. 

They also include a definition of the word, allowing you to quickly understand what it means without running to a dictionary! Each post, within its caption, also features an example of how the word is used in an actual sentence. 

With a thriving community that regularly shares its opinions, you might even discover new interesting words as you scroll through the comments section. 

3. Pronunciation With Emma 

Pronunciation With Emma

Just like the name suggests, this Instagram account is all about sharpening your pronunciation and listening skills.  

Emma Walker is a professional English teacher with 14 years of teaching experience under her belt and a specialisation in British English.  

With an aim to make English learning engaging and accessible to more people, she started Pronunciation With Emma and has garnered over 240,000 followers on Instagram alone.  

Apart from providing free resources on pronunciation practice on Instagram, Emma also has a podcast, YouTube channel, and paid courses for those who want to take it to the next level. 

4. Cambridge English  

Cambridge English

Cambridge English comes from one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, Cambridge University.  

With over 100 years of experience in language teaching and assessment, they have established themselves as one of the most reputable resource providers for English language learning.  

Cambridge English is also one of the co-owners of the IELTS alongside the British Council and IDP.  

With that, the resources you’ll find on their Instagram page aren’t just engaging for general English learners, but are also geared towards helping prospective students ace the examination.  

You’ll find a range of posts from comprehensive grammar tips, idioms, phrasal verbs, prefixes, commonly mispronounced words, and even fun writing challenges and listening activities to put everything you’ve learned to the test.  

5. English Vocabulary by Green Forest   

English Vocabulary by Green Forest

If you are like us, you are probably on the go every day, this leaves you very little time to expand your vocabulary in a methodical and deliberate way. 

Thankfully, this account provides you with new English words to discover, learn and master, directly from your feed! It provides you with the definition and how it is used in an actual sentence. 

What’s more, they go beyond teaching you specific words, they also feature phrases and idioms that are used in everyday conversation.  

This is extremely helpful if you are an international student living abroad in an English-speaking country - now you’ll understand English colloquialisms and start to use them in everyday conversations with your friends and classmates.

Seek guidance from experts in the field with IDP

Learning on Instagram can be fun and easy, it can’t get better than simply scrolling through your feed right? However, while online resources can be helpful, sometimes, the content isn’t backed by facts or there could be unintentional errors. 

If you have doubts or lingering questions, be sure to head straight to official sources like the IDP, the co-owners of IELTS.

We have a library of free preparation materials like videos, webinars, practice tests and online courses to help you ace the IELTS and enter your dream university or job overseas.  

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