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by far   Speak
ad. far and away, much more of a particular quality than anything else
depict   Speak
v. show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art forms
congregate   Speak
v. gather into a crowd or mass
chant   Speak
v. say or shout repeatedly in a singsong tone
dropout   Speak
n. a person who has abandoned a course of study
free fall   Speak
v. move under the force of gravity only; fall rapidly
out of the woods   Speak
ad. out of danger or difficulty
contain   Speak
v. control or restrain
refute   Speak
v. prove something to be wrong or false; disprove
hashtag   Speak
n. a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign to identify messages
 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 3 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
cab
cabin
cabinet
cable
cafe
cafeteria
calculate
calculation
calendar
calm
calorie
campaign
campus
canal
canary
cancel
cancellation
candid
candidate
cane
cannon
canon
canteen
canvas
canvass
capability
capable
capacity
cape
capital
caption
captive
capture
card
cardinal
career
careful
careless
cargo
carol
carpenter
carrier
carrot
carry
cart
carton
cartoon
carve
carving
cash
cashier
cassette
cast
casual
casualty
catalyst
catastrophe
catch
category
cater
cathedral
catholic
cause
caution
cautious
cavalry
cavern
cavity
cease
celebrate
cell
cellar
cement
cemetery
censor
centigrade
cereal
ceremonial
ceremony
certainty
certificate
certify
chalk
challenge
chamber
champion
championship
channel
chaos
chap
chapter
character
characteristic
characterize
charcoal
charge
charity
charm
chart
charter
chase
chat
check
cheer
cheque
cherish
chew
chief
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
accomplish: Read
v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete

accord: Read
n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states

accountant: Read
n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts

accrue: Read
v.
increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time

accumulation: Read
n. Syn. accretion; concentration
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration

accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

This is 6 words quick view. View words of the list
6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
achieve  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
Exercise
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Exercise
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures
acute  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Exercise
estimate value; judge worth of something
adornment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
Exercise
separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside
Exercise
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government
Exercise
embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament
adventure  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
Exercise
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
Exercise
assert; confirm
Exercise
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
agency  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
empower; give permission for; sanction
Exercise
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government
Exercise
confederate; partner; collaborator
Exercise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment
alien  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Exercise
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. missing
go away or leave ; missing; not present


Spelling Word: absent
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n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts


Spelling Word: accountant
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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. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose


Spelling Word: adapt
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a.
of or relating to or responsible for administration


Spelling Word: administrative
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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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