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ride   Speak
v. travel in a vehicle, such as a car, bus, or train
ragtag   Speak
a. untidy, disorganized, or incongruously varied in character
poolroom   Speak
n. a commercial establishment where pool or billiard games are played
stroll   Speak
v. walk in a leisurely way
rack   Speak
v. cause extreme physical or mental pain to
hysterical   Speak
a. deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion
eternity   Speak
n. state after death
devil   Speak
n. difficult, deceptive, or problematic part of something
kinfolk   Speak
n. a person's blood relations, regarded collectively
mishap   Speak
n. an unlucky accident
 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 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 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 isn't 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 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 to face 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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Words of Group 8 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
habit
haggard
haggle
hail
hairy
hallmark
halt
ham
hamburger
hamper
handbook
handful
handicap
handle
handsome
handy
hang
hanger
haphazard
harbor
harden
hardware
hardy
harmful
harmless
harmonious
harmony
harness
harsh
harvest
haste
hasten
hasty
hatch
haughty
haul
haunt
hawk
hay
hazard
heading
headlong
heal
heap
hearing
heave
heaven
hedge
hedgehog
heed
heel
heighten
heir
heiress
helicopter
hell
helmet
helpful
helpless
hemisphere
hence
henceforth
herald
herb
herd
hesitant
hesitate
hide
hideous
hijack
hike
hinder
hindrance
hinge
hint
hinterland
hiss
historian
historic
hitchhike
hitherto
hoarse
hobby
hoe
hoist
hold
hollow
homely
homesick
hook
hop
horizon
horizontal
horn
horrible
horror
hose
hospitable
hospitality
host
hostage
hostile
hound
house
hover
howl
hug
hull
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
adult: Read
n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

advanced: Read
a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive

adventurous: Read
a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adverse: Read
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

advertise: Read
v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advocate: Read
v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

This is 6 words quick view. View words of the list
6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abandon  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
Exercise
energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively
Exercise
way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street
Exercise
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
accuse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Exercise
blame; condemn
Exercise
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
actual  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
Exercise
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Exercise
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures
actually  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
Exercise
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures
Exercise
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
adult  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
made by humans; produced rather than natural.
Exercise
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Exercise
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
adventurous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Exercise
half-open; slightly turned or opened
Exercise
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures
This is 6 words matching. Try matching quizzes of the list
7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]  
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event


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


Spelling Word: adapt
Read [Esc]  
v.
make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of


Spelling Word: address
Read [Esc]  
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;


Spelling Word: adolescent
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v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally


Spelling Word: alienate
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a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
This is 6 words spelling. Try spelling exercises of the list