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in a bid   Speak
ad. in an attempt
stem   Speak
v. prevent, stop, or deter
aspen   Speak
n. a poplar tree with rounded, long-stalked, and typically coarsely toothed leaves
unfettered   Speak
a. unrestrained or uninhibited
behest   Speak
n. a person's orders or command
on the line   Speak
ad. at serious risk
on hold   Speak
ad. in going to be done or dealt with at a later date rather than now
shortbread   Speak
n. a crisp, rich, easily breaking cookie made with butter, flour, and sugar
gooey   Speak
a. soft and sticky
praline   Speak
n. a smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture
 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 7 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
gale
gallery
gallop
gamble
gang
gaol
gap
garbage
garment
gasoline
gauge
gaze
gear
gem
generalization
generalize
generate
generation
generator
generosity
generous
genius
gentle
genuine
geology
geometry
germ
gesture
giant
gigantic
giggle
ginger
glare
glassware
gleam
glide
glimpse
glisten
glitter
global
globe
gloom
gloomy
glorify
glorious
glossary
glow
glue
glut
gnaw
goal
goat
gorge
gorgeous
gossip
govern
governor
gown
grab
grace
graceful
gracious
grade
gradual
graduate
grand
granite
grant
graph
grasp
grasshopper
grateful
gratify
gratis
gratitude
grave
gravel
gravity
graze
grease
greedy
greenhouse
grief
grieve
grim
grin
grind
grip
groan
groove
grope
gross
ground
grove
growl
grudge
grumble
guarantee
guardian
guess
guilt
guilty
gulf
gulp
gust
gutter
gymnasium
gymnastics
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

accuse: Read
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn

achievement: Read
n. Syn. feat; accomplishment
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective

acknowledge: Read
v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks

acquaintance: Read
n.
personal knowledge or information about someone or something

acquire: Read
v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accompany  Speak
Exercise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
travel with; be associated with
accord  Speak
Exercise
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
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positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
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word of opposite meaning; counter term
actual  Speak
Exercise
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current
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further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
Exercise
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape
additional  Speak
Exercise
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Exercise
candidate
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
adequate  Speak
Exercise
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
Exercise
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
Exercise
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
affirmative  Speak
Exercise
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
Exercise
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive


Spelling Word: advanced
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v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of


Spelling Word: advertise
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a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable


Spelling Word: agreeable
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n.
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant


Spelling Word: aid
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n.
hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances


Spelling Word: allergy
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a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice


Spelling Word: alternative
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