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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
long game   Speak
n. considering the future implications of current choices, thinking ahead, being deliberate and patient
trajectory   Speak
n. path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces
custodial   Speak
a. relating to or requiring imprisonment
instrumental   Speak
a. serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
 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 9 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
ideal
identical
identification
identify
identity
idiom
idiomatic
idiot
idle
idol
ignite
ignorance
ignorant
ignore
illegible
illiterate
illuminate
illusion
illusive
illustrate
illustration
image
imaginary
imitate
imitation
immediate
immediately
immense
immerse
immigrant
immigrate
immigration
imminent
immoral
immortal
impact
impart
impartial
imperative
implement
implication
implore
imply
import
impose
impractical
impressive
imprisonment
impulse
inability
inaccessible
inadequate
inaugurate
incense
incentive
incident
incidentally
inclination
incline
inclined
inclusive
income
incompatible
inconsistency
inconvenient
incorporate
incredible
incredulous
increment
incur
indebted
indefinite
indefinitely
indent
independent
index
indicate
indicative
indifference
indifferent
indigestion
indignant
indignation
indispensable
individual
induce
inducement
indulge
industrial
industrialization
industrialized
industrious
inertia
inevitable
inevitably
infant
infantry
infect
infection
infectious
infer
inference
inferior
inferiority
infinite
infinity
inflation
inflict
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
approximately: Read
ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly

aptitude: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

arbitrator: Read
n. Syn. judge; arbiter
someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions

arch: Read
n.
any part of a curved line

architect: Read
n.
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures

ardent: Read
a. Syn. intense; passionate; zealous
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
aboard  Speak
Exercise
personal knowledge or information about someone or something
Exercise
made by humans; produced rather than natural.
Exercise
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
acquaintance  Speak
Exercise
take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone
Exercise
utterly; definitely
Exercise
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business
Exercise
personal knowledge or information about someone or something
adequate  Speak
Exercise
quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction
Exercise
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
Exercise
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape
Exercise
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
adjust  Speak
Exercise
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
Exercise
along or by the side; side by side with
Exercise
adapt; regulate
Exercise
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
aerial  Speak
Exercise
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
Exercise
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Exercise
essential quality; reputation; honor
alloy  Speak
Exercise
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
Exercise
quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction
Exercise
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
Exercise
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value


Spelling Word: accuracy
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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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n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits


Spelling Word: adaptation
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n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement


Spelling Word: additive
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n.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


Spelling Word: adjustment
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n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction


Spelling Word: ailment
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