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getaway   Speak
n. an escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime ¬†
surveillance   Speak
n. close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal¬†
acquire   Speak
v. buy an object or asset for oneself, take over
envision   Speak
v. imagine as a future possibility; visualize
phenomenal   Speak
a. very remarkable; extraordinary
in the wake of   Speak
ad. happening after an event or as a result of it
smear   Speak
v. coat or mark something messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance
plague   Speak
v. cause continual trouble or distress to
categorical   Speak
a. unambiguously explicit and direct
pretense   Speak
n. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
 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.

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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:
analogy: Read
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

analytical: Read
a.
of analysis; resolving into elements or parts

ancestor: Read
n. Syn. forefather; forebear
forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

animate: Read
a.
endowed with life; alive; living; animated

ankle: Read
n.
joint which connects the foot with the leg; tarsus

This is 6 words quick view. View words of the list
6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abeyance  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
Exercise
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
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exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
abortive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
Exercise
worsen; make worse or more troublesome
Exercise
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose
Exercise
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
abuse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
Exercise
improper use or handling; misuse
Exercise
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
Exercise
by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together
accelerate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
Exercise
independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination
Exercise
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length
Exercise
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
accomplishment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances
Exercise
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Exercise
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length
Exercise
achievement; fulfillment
acute  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Exercise
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
unexpected; unforeseen


Spelling Word: accidental
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v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for


Spelling Word: accommodate
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n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party


Spelling Word: accusation
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a. Syn. further; extra
further; extra; supplemental or added to


Spelling Word: additional
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a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air


Spelling Word: aerial
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n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock


Spelling Word: agriculture
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