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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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area: Read
/'ɛərɪə/ n.
plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
His special interest lies in the area of literature.

assemble: Read
/ə'sɛmb(ə)l/ v. Syn. gather
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
Washington announced its decision to dissolve the core group of nations, the US, India, Japan and Australia, it would assemble to deliver aid.

assign: Read
/ə'saɪn/ v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
Never underrate the difficulties which your pupils will have to encounter, or try to persuade them that what you assign is easy.

assume: Read
/ə'sju:m/;/ə'su:m/ v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear
He looked at me long and hard: I turned my eyes from him, fixed them on the fire, and tried to assume and maintain a quiet.

attach: Read
/ə'tætʃ/ v. Syn. fasten; annex
fasten; annex; be in contact with
The anti-nuclear campaigners used concrete blocks and chains to attach themselves to the rails.

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

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access  Read
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breakdown; failure
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
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passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
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approach; entry; entrance
accompany  Read
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body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
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travel with; be associated with
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
achieve  Read
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
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graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators
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reckon; make mathematical calculation
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
adult  Read
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
analysis  Read
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
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travel with; be associated with
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study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
appropriate  Read
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society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
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body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
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acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
assist  Read
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combine; mix; constitute; pay interest; increase
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thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
assume  Read
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acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
available  Read
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
benefit  Read
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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do something that cannot be changed; cause to be admitted
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
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/ə'kædəmɪ/ n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
The mission of our [___] is actually to ensure the health and the well-being of all children.


Spelling Word: academy
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/ə'kʌmpənɪ/ v.
travel with; be associated with
But the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not [___] them.


Spelling Word: accompany
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/ə'tʃi:v/ v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity, require the world's scientific community to come up with the means to [___] sustainable development.


Spelling Word: achieve
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/əd'mɪnɪstreɪt/ v.
administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
Remember that Democrats want to increase spending and create more laws which in turn create more government to [___] and enforce.


Spelling Word: administrate
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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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/'ægrɪgət/ v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers managed to [___] great wealth in short periods of time.


Spelling Word: aggregate
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/'ɔ:ltə(r)/ v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
In public neither Mr. Blair's visit nor the regional summit in Nepal has done anything to [___] India's position on dialogue with Pakistan.


Spelling Word: alter
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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'saɪn/ v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
Never underrate the difficulties which your pupils will have to encounter, or try to persuade them that what you [___] is easy.


Spelling Word: assign
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/ɔ:'θɒrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
The laws will reinforce Australia's [___] to turn boats away from Australia.


Spelling Word: authority