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render   Speak
v. cause to be or become; make
bleeping   Speak
a. making a short high-pitched sound or sounds
adherence   Speak
n. attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief
soar   Speak
v. quickly increases by a great deal
circus   Speak
n. something noisy and confused
at a time   Speak
ad. during one particular moment
disperse   Speak
v. distribute or spread over a wide area
flout   Speak
v. openly disregard
uproar   Speak
n. a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance
hashtag   Speak
n. a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign, used on social media to identify messages on a specific topic
 IELTS Academic Words List
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 future 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 an accurate or exact word set. If you search on the Internet, you can see many vocabularies called IELTS academic vocabularies.

So the first step is to choose one right IELTS vocabulary for your circumstance: Does this one match with your case?



It's a quick view of Group 1. If you are interested in other groups (2-17) of this IELTS vocabulary, watch them at YouTube.

If you think it matches with your case, you should study its words. 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, recently some 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 the current level.

For those who want to sharpen IELTS writing vocabulary, this 4000 words list seems large. Instead, IELTS Writing Task Vocabulary collects words and phrases for task 1 and task 2: describing graph and table, linking sentences, and 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 - Smaller Word Lists
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 pursuit 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 you are studying for IELTS general training test, 4000 IELTS General Words List is a better choice.

4000 IELTS General Word

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.

3   PDF and Ebook:
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Existing PDF Files
Ebook of IELTS vocabulary
Some students prefer to use Ebook to study and review IELTS vocabulary, however, we didn't publish an Ebook that exactly matches with this vocabulary. We do have two Ebooks for other IELTS vocabularies. The basic level IELTS 1200 Words in 30 Days is a great one to start. You can get it from Apple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle, or other stores.

To challenge a higher score, you have to build a stronger vocabulary. In this case, the 4000 IELTS Words deserves to have a try. You can get it from Amazon Kindle or other Ebook distributors.

Below are quick links to Amazon Kindle's IELTS vocabulary Ebook.



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Words of Group 14 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
qualification
qualified
qualify
qualitative
quantitative
quarter
quarterly
quartz
quay
queer
quench
query
quest
questionnaire
quilt
quiver
quota
quotation
quote
rack
racket
radar
radiant
radiate
radiation
radical
radius
rage
raid
rail
rainbow
rally
ramble
ranch
random
range
rank
rapture
rare
rarely
rat
ratify
ratio
ration
rational
rattle
ravage
raw
ray
razor
react
reactionary
readily
realization
realm
reap
rear
reasonable
reassure
rebel
rebellion
rebuke
recall
recede
receipt
reception
receptionist
recession
recipe
recipient
reciprocal
recite
reckless
reckon
reclaim
recognition
recognize
recollection
recommend
recommendation
recompense
reconcile
reconnaissance
recourse
recover
recreation
recruit
rectangle
rectify
recur
recurrence
redeem
reed
reef
reel
referee
reference
refine
refined
refinement
reflect
reflection
refrain
refreshment
refrigerator
refugee
refund
refusal
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
acute: Read
a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe

adaptation: Read
n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits

additive: Read
n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement

adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhesive: Read
n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adjoin: Read
v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
aboard  Speak
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
Exercise
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar
Exercise
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
Exercise
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business
absurd  Speak
Exercise
state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
Exercise
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
Exercise
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
Exercise
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
abundance  Speak
Exercise
theory of numerical calculations
Exercise
public sale of property to the highest bidder
Exercise
great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing
Exercise
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar
accede  Speak
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
Exercise
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
Exercise
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits
Exercise
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
access  Speak
Exercise
approach; entry; entrance
Exercise
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Exercise
theory of numerical calculations
Exercise
forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor
advance  Speak
Exercise
having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception
Exercise
approach; entry; entrance
Exercise
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar
Exercise
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education


Spelling Word: academic
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n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance


Spelling Word: access
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v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
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v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at


Spelling Word: admire
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v. Syn. decorate
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments


Spelling Word: adorn
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n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune


Spelling Word: adversity
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