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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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cite: Read
/saɪt/ v. Syn. quote
quote; adduce as an instance
She could cite passages in the Bible from memory.

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.

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abstract  Read
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
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include; consist of; be composed of
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
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division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
achieve  Read
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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fasten; annex; be in contact with
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gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
adequate  Read
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fellow worker; associate; co-worker
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even though; although; notwithstanding
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access; method
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
adult  Read
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fasten; annex; be in contact with
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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
assure  Read
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adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
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make amends for; reimburse
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solidify; guarantee; convince
attitude  Read
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
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gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
attribute  Read
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essential quality; reputation; honor
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achieve or accomplish; gain
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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
aware  Read
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work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; creation of the highest excellence
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achieve or accomplish; gain
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
capable  Read
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having the ability required for a specific task
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sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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achieve or accomplish; gain
chapter  Read
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
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person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
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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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/'ækjʊrət/ a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
Very Interesting, can anyone tell me, how [___] is the English translation in the posted clip?


Spelling Word: accurate
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/ə'kwaɪə(r)/ v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
As Norman Mailer once said to me, "One of the hardest things to [___] is a persona, and you've got one."


Spelling Word: acquire
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/ɔ:l'tɜrnətɪv/ a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best [___] from a Japanese competitor.


Spelling Word: alternative
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/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 [___] and maintain a quiet.


Spelling Word: assume
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/'ɔ:θə(r)/ n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
The mayor of the village, in delivering the prize to the [___] of it, made a warm speech.


Spelling Word: author
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/ə'wɛə(r)/ a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
BPA, as you're likely [___], is a chemical commonly found in plastics, food cans, and water bottles.


Spelling Word: aware
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/si:s/ v. Syn. stop; terminate
stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
We must not only [___] from the acts of sin, but we must get the vicious habits and inclinations weakened and destroyed.


Spelling Word: cease
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/'tʃæn(ə)l/ n.
passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
You should take her request through official [___], there is no private room for her issue.


Spelling Word: channel
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/'klæsɪk/ n.
work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; creation of the highest excellence
His face was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, [___] nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.


Spelling Word: classic
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/klɔ:z/ n. Syn. sentence; phrase
sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
Congress insisted on an exclusion [___] for seventeen-year-olds.


Spelling Word: clause