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 IELTS Vocabulary in Sentences
In 1976 the suppression of an uprising in Soweto, a black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, ushered in sanctions and boycotts, crimping South Africa’s economy.
suppression
n. putting an end to the activities of
boycott
n. a punitive ban that forbids relations with certain groups
Although the signs of decline may not yet be evident on the pitch, Latin American football is in chaos, with financial and administrative problems that make the Europeans' troubles seem trifling.
pitch
n. football field, a playing field
evident
a, plain or obvious; clearly seen or understood
New technologies offer lower margins than internet services, making it more important for startups to husband their cash; all this is before considering the nastier features of Bay Area: from clogged traffic to shocking inequality.
margin
n. an amount by which a thing is won or falls short
 IELTS Academic Words List
1   Overview:
IELTS academic test is widely accepted in English countries. Its score is one of keys for 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 important factor to evaluate language skill; 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 searching on Internet you can see many lists called as IELTS academic vocabularies.

So the first step is to choose a 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 own 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, so you shouldn't ignore it.

Last but not least, you should know that building vocabulary takes lots of time and its result plays a crucial factor in final score. We hope this words list can assist you to build 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 a right option, this section gives you some alternative methods and vocabularies.

Alternative Methods
As a matter of fact, study a word list to enrich IELTS vocabulary isn't unique way, 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.

For example, learn new words in TV, news, ads, and any daily reading, 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 should depend on current level and be rewarded on test scores.

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 when facing examiners.

Alternative Vocabularies - Smaller Word Lists
Students with separate levels or situations may choose differently. Some like a short list because time matters; others prefer to learn difficult and large vocabulary in order to pursuit 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.

500 IELTS Vocabulary

3   PDF and Ebook:
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Existing PDF Files
Ebook of IELTS vocabulary
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Words of Group 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
bachelor
backbone
backward
bacon
bacterium
badge
badminton
baffle
baggage
bait
bake
balance
balcony
bald
ballet
balloon
ballroom
bamboo
band
bandage
bang
banker
bankrupt
banner
banquet
bar
barber
bare
barely
bargain
barge
bark
barn
barometer
baron
barrel
barren
barrier
barter
baseball
basement
basin
bathe
batter
battery
bay
bazaar
bead
beak
beam
bean
bear
bearing
beat
become
beforehand
behalf
behave
behavior
belly
beloved
below
bend
beneath
beneficial
beneficiary
benefit
benevolent
bent
besides
bestow
bet
betray
beverage
bewilder
bias
bid
bill
billion
bind
biographer
biography
biologist
bite
bitter
bitterness
blacksmith
blade
blame
blank
blanket
blast
blaze
bleach
bleed
blend
bless
blessing
blink
block
bloom
blossom
blot
blunder
blunt
blush
board
boarding
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
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amuse: Read
v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive

analysis: Read
n. Syn. study; investigation
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts

analyze: Read
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine

anchor: Read
v. Syn. fasten
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate

angular: Read
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

animation: Read
n.
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abortive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
connect or join together; combine
Exercise
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
Exercise
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
Exercise
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
abundant  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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plentiful; possessing riches or resources
Exercise
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
Exercise
impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration
Exercise
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
academy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate
Exercise
adapt; regulate
Exercise
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
Exercise
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
adequate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt
Exercise
travel with; be associated with
Exercise
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
Exercise
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
ammunition  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells
Exercise
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
Exercise
connect or join together; combine
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
antagonism  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
beg pardon
Exercise
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
Exercise
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate
antarctic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
shield away from; prevent
Exercise
be broadcast on television or radio
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
antibiotic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
travel with; be associated with
Exercise
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
Exercise
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
Exercise
affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt
anticipation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence
Exercise
be broadcast on television or radio
Exercise
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
Exercise
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
application  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
Exercise
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
Exercise
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n. Syn. suspension
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension


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v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede


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n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance


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n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment


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


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n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon


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n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again


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a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning


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n. Syn. aspiration
aspiration


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a.
occurring or payable every year


Spelling Word: annual