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500 IELTS Vocabulary (AWL,HK Univ.) 1

The 500 IELTS AWL (Academic Word List) was rooted from a popular webpage of HONG KONG Univ. We re-organized it with new definitions and examples. In general, students should learn at least 5000 IELTS words before taking IELTS academic test. These 500 words cannot replace hardworking of 5000 IELTS vocabulary, but is the first step to open the door of building vocabulary efficiently.

Firstly, it is a high frequent word list in IELTS test papers.Two types of students may be interested in the vocabulary list.The first is to just start to build IELTS vocabulary.They want to get the big picture of IELTS academic vocabulary quickly, like style and level.The second is in a very narrow timeframe to prepare IELTS test, this list is a proven short - cut to pass IELTS test.

English is foreign language for most of IELTS test takers.Leverage mother language's knowledge to learn new English words is a common way for them. This IELTS AWL list encloses definitions of 20 languages that cover most population of the world. It will improve efficiency dramatically.

In addition to original Chinese explanation, more local language explanations are appended to help ESL(English as Second Language) test takers.Open the register form page; you will see there are 20 languages available. Select your mother language; then, IELTS AWL list will show explanations with English and your mother language together.

Each word in this IELTS academic vocabulary list is demonstrated with example sentence, which plays a key part to understand and use new word in right way. Memorize words alone are usually boring and even if you get them you won’t be very confident to use them.However, if connect a word with an example sentence, the situation will be changed, these IELTS words and sentences will enhance your reading and writing skill in very soon.

At last, please notice this AWL is from Hong Kong. It means these words are targeted to IELTS academic test and are for students who live in English speaking areas.Lots of fundamental words are filtered because they are assumed to be known in daily activities.So this IELTS AWL list may not be an ideal choice for test takers who are in non - English countries.


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clarify: Read
/'klærɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. illuminate; elucidate
make clear and comprehensible; elucidate
A Japanese delegation has started talks in North Korea to try to clarify the fate of at least ten Japanese citizens who were abducted by the communist state.

clause: Read
/klɔ:z/ n. Syn. sentence; phrase
sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
Congress insisted on an exclusion clause for seventeen-year-olds.

coherent: Read
/koʊ'hɪərənt/ a. Syn. adhesive; cohesive
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
If the EU is to form any kind of coherent common foreign policy, it needs France and Britain singing from the same song sheet.

collapse: Read
/kə'læps/ v.
breakdown; failure
The streets of Baghdad are littered with putrefying mounds of rubbish that have been accumulating since the collapse of municipal services in March, with the arrival of coalition forces.

commence: Read
/kə'mɛns/ v. Syn. originate; start; begin
have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.

commission: Read
/kə'mɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
China has hit back, its foreign ministry urging the Congressional commission to wipe out its prejudice, respect the truth.

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abandon  Read
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declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
accumulate  Read
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distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
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breakdown; failure
achieve  Read
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jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
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approach; come near
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
alternative  Read
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gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
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put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
anticipate  Read
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breakdown; failure
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
assign  Read
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capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
attain  Read
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achieve or accomplish; gain
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
authority  Read
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capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
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declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
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jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
automate  Read
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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achieve or accomplish; gain
available  Read
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
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appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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/'ædʌlt/ n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
Not clear from the video if the [___] is a man or woman, but he or she is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child.


Spelling Word: adult
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/'ædvəkət/ v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
The some doctors [___] a smoking ban in the entire house.


Spelling Word: advocate
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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/'ænəlaɪz/ v.
resolve anything complex into its elements; separate into parts for purpose of examination of each separately
Don't spend all day calling agents about fees - pick three in your locality and [___] which is the best one.


Spelling Word: analyse
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/ə'pærənt/ a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
It is [___] to all that he was guilty; do you think anyone still trusts him now?


Spelling Word: apparent
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/ə'pri:ʃɪeɪt/ v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
I am truly thankful for the stocks, which would [___] in value considerably in future years.


Spelling Word: appreciate
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/ə'proʊtʃ/ n. Syn. access; method
access; method
Faced with an increasingly competitive jobs market and frequent bad publicity over pay and conditions, the army is getting ever more sophisticated and corporate in its [___] to recruitment.


Spelling Word: approach
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/ə'sɛs/ v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something
They say that they lack both the money and the resources to deploy officials across the country to [___] the safety of each and every ferry.


Spelling Word: assess
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/'ætɪtju:d/;/'ætɪtud/ n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
One of the major reasons for this change in [___] is that there's more money around.


Spelling Word: attitude
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/'ɔ:təmeɪt/ v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines
The other reason to [___] is to get people out of the dangerous circumstance.


Spelling Word: automate