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 IELTS Vocabulary in Sentences
Speaking of Clint, his skit was a bit of a mind-blower. It was more than strange to watch him standing on the podium talking to an empty chair.
skit
n. short, usually comic dramatic performance or work
mind-blower
n. one that intensely affects the mind or emotions
That alone should cause the number of closures to increase, as bad managers get fired and money is recirculated into those managers that do better.
alone
ad. independently, unaided, unaccompanied, without help
recirculate
v. pass from place or place or person to person again
Microsoft shrugged off a 14% slump in PC sales during the first quarter to report net income of $6.1bn (£3.9m), up 18% from $5.1bn a year ago, beating analysts' forecasts.
slump
v. fall or sink heavily; collapse; decline suddenly; fall off
 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.

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 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 fromApple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle, or other stores.

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



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Words of Group 13 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
pace
pack
packaging
pad
painting
pair
pale
palm
pamphlet
pan
pane
panel
panic
panorama
panoramic
pant
pantry
pants
par
parachute
parade
paradise
paragraph
parallel
paralyse
parameter
parasite
parliament
partial
participant
participate
particle
partition
partner
passion
passionate
passive
passport
pastime
pasture
patch
patent
path
pathetic
patriot
patriotic
patriotism
patrol
patron
patronage
pave
pavement
pawn
peach
peak
pebble
peck
peculiar
peculiarity
pedal
pedestrian
peel
peer
penalty
pending
penetrate
penetration
pension
perceive
percent
perception
perch
perfect
perfection
perform
performance
performer
perfume
peril
perimeter
period
periodic
periodical
peripheral
perish
permanent
permission
permissive
permit
perpendicular
perpetual
perplex
persecute
persecution
perseverance
persevere
persist
persistence
personal
personality
personnel
perspective
persuade
pertain
pertinent
perturb
peruse
pest
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
assortment: Read
n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things

assumption: Read
n. Syn. hypothesis; supposition
something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of

assure: Read
v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince

astonish: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
surprise; shock

astray: Read
a.
away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering

astronomical: Read
a. Syn. celestial
enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abundance  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
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great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
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way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street
academic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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act of accompanying someone or something
administrative  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
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of or relating to or responsible for administration
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disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
adventure  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
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suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
advisable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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quality of nearness to the truth or the true value
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
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regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at
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proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice
advocate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party
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approach; come near
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quality of nearness to the truth or the true value
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n.
giving up completely; freedom from constraint


Spelling Word: abandonment
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v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede


Spelling Word: accede
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n.
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event


Spelling Word: accident
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v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete


Spelling Word: accomplish
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ad.
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length


Spelling Word: across
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v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to


Spelling Word: admit
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