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burnout   Speak
n. a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress
perk   Speak
n. money, goods, or other benefits to which one is entitled as an employee
speakeasy   Speak
n. a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold
prohibition   Speak
n. the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol
hop   Speak
v. to ride surreptitiously and without authorization
estate   Speak
n. a large, privately owned area of land, often with a large house
parishioner   Speak
n. an inhabitant of a parish, especially one who belongs to or attends a particular church
veer   Speak
v. to change direction suddenly
make sure   Speak
v. to establish that something is definitely so; confirm
battery   Speak
n. a fortified emplacement for heavy guns
 4000 IELTS Academic Words
1   Overview:
IELTS academic test is widely accepted in English countries. Its score is one of the keys to university or college admission. This 4000 IELTS vocabulary is to help you own a strong words list in the IELTS academic test.

In all English tests, vocabulary level is an essential factor in evaluating language ability; IELTS has no exception. All test sections rely on strong vocabulary to succeed. However, IELTS academic word list isn't a fixed or constant word set. If you search on the Internet, you can see many vocabularies called IELTS academic vocabularies.

So the first step is to choose an IELTS vocabulary for your circumstance: Does this 4000 IELTS Vocabulary Words meet your case? We divide the words into 3 levels; each level consists of 4 groups. If you are interested in the words of all groups (1-12), watch them here.

If you think it matches your case, you can start to work on it. It's long but deserves to spend time. Besides, we remind you this list is based on IELTS general vocabulary. As academic test-takers, IELTS general vocabulary is the foundation, which you shouldn't ignore.

Last but not least, you should know that building vocabulary takes lots of time, and its result plays a crucial factor in the final score. We hope this word list can assist you in building IELTS academic vocabulary. If you cannot set your goal or doubt your plan, go to the IELTS Official Website, which will help you make a right decision.

2   Alternative Solutions:
If you doubt whether this 4000 IELTS Academic Vocabulary is the right option, this section gives you some alternative methods and vocabularies.

Alternative Methods
Study a word list isn't a unique way to enrich IELTS vocabulary, and this 4000 vocabulary isn't the only list either. If you have half or one year to prepare, there are some other options to accumulate IELTS vocabulary. 20 Ways to Build IELTS Vocabulary introduces some proven ways.

You may learn new words in TV, news, ads, and daily readings that IELTS exam materials likely come from. Every word has own frequency in specified circumstance. IELTS test has own convention to select materials too, for example, many recent academic reading objects are originated from Economist or BBC.

Alternative Vocabularies - Writing and Speaking
However, if your time frame is very tight, or this 4000 vocabulary is relatively tough, you have to get a more flexible and practical substitute to work. Pick up a dictionary by random to prepare IELTS test isn't a good idea. Your effort and reward both depend on your current level.

For those who want to sharpen IELTS writing vocabulary, this 4000 words list seems large. Instead, IELTS Writing Task Vocabulary collects a short but hard writing vocabulary.

If speaking test is your shortage, enhance speaking vocabulary from 100 IELTS Speaking Words will strengthen your confidence to face examiners.

Alternative Vocabularies - Other Wordlists
Students with separate levels or situations may choose differently. Some like a shortlist because time matters; others prefer to learn difficult and large vocabulary in order to pursue a high score. We do know this 4000 IELTS vocabulary cannot cover all test takers' cases, for those who are looking for lighter or smaller lists, 10 Popular IELTS Vocabularies may give some clues.

Two of them possibly you are interested.

If your schedule is very tight, or you just need a passed score, suggest to view 500 IELTS Vocabulary, a short but proven academic vocabulary for students who are in English countries.

The 6000 IELTS Vocabulary Words actually consists of 2000+ words that are not in the 4000 IELTS Academic Words, low frequency but useful, an excellent supplement after your finishing the first 4000 words.

3   Words' EBook, PDF, and Cards:
IELTS Vocabulary EBook
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IELTS Vocabulary PDF List
Some students like using PDF lists to learn and review words. We do offer a handy feature to make a PDF word list of each group. Below are demos of Level 1's first group, including 9 non-English explanations.If you have a VIP account, you can print all groups' word list from the website; the details are in:

IELTS Vocabulary Cards
Cards are useful tools for some students to study new words. We offer two buttons to make one-side and two-side flashcards for each group. Below are one-side cards for Level 1's first group, including 9 non-English explanations.If you have a VIP account, you can print all groups' cards, either one-side or two-side, from the website; the details are in:

DIY - PDF of IELTS vocabulary
May I DIY PDF file of the 4000 IELTS words? Yes, you can run Print Vocabulary in PDF directly. This app can load all vocabularies of this website, please select '4000 IELTS Academic Words', filter and edit words, and create PDF by browsers. It's a free and handy tool to make your IELTS vocabulary PDF file.

If you need more flexible solutions, please go to Download IELTS Vocabulary PDF. In addition to print the whole group, it tells you how to leverage other free Internet PDF tools to produce a PDF file based on this IELTS vocabulary in a few minutes.

4   Manage Word Status:
To speed up your studying, you can manage words by marking them as New, Known, and Review status. There are two ways: Note page or Panel page to manage words' statuses. You can also save statuses to the cloud and sync back if your device has trouble or want to switch to other devices.

Word status works for all vocabularies on the website, including 4000 IELTS Academic Words. It is a handy flag to skip known words and focus on new and half-familiar words.

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Words of Group 1: (Part of words, select list to view all.)
6   Demonstrate word list style:
classic   Pronounce
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, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.
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click   Pronounce
v. make a slight, sharp noise by gentle striking; tick
Students prefer to click the mouse rather than to strike the keyboard.
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clinic   Pronounce
n. healthcare facility for outpatient care
In one of the worst-hit villages in the Bachu area, authorities say about a thousand homes collapsed and at least one school and a clinic.
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closet   Pronounce
n. a small room or apartment; room for privacy
Please put the coats back into the closet.
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coach   Pronounce
n. tutor; teacher; a vehicle carrying many passengers
When the players and coach arrive back later today, they'll be greeted as national heroes in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were held.
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code   Pronounce
n. body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
Do you know the postal code of this postal district?
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7   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
amaze  Speak
n. pledge, undertaking; an act of binding yourself  to a course of action
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
v. astonish; affect with wonder
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
anniversary  Speak
a. annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
n. agreement between parties concerning the sale of property
a. having the ability required for a specific task
n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
appetite  Speak
n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked
n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
v. assign the roles of; choose at random
n. instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
attitude  Speak
n. posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
v. change something slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
auction  Speak
n. public sale of property to the highest bidder
n. act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
v. protect or fight for the first place
bacon  Speak
v. work or act together toward a common end or purpose
n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked
n. outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden; margin; verge; brink; boundary
n. orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally
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8   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] n. school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists

Spelling Word: academy
Read [Esc] a. affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt

Spelling Word: ashamed
Read [Esc] n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked

Spelling Word: bacon
Read [Esc] n. vessel; large cylindrical container

Spelling Word: barrel
Read [Esc] n. an inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; a small body of water set off from the main body

Spelling Word: bay
Read [Esc] n. estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

Spelling Word: budget
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