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populist   Speak
n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people
imperative   Speak
n. an essential or urgent thing
homespun   Speak
a. simple and unsophisticated
offbeat   Speak
a. unconventional; unusual
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
 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 5 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
eager
earnest
earthquake
ease
eccentric
eccentricity
echo
eclipse
ecology
economic
economical
economics
economize
economy
ecstasy
edge
edit
edition
editorial
education
effective
effectiveness
efficiency
efficient
effort
eject
elaborate
elaboration
elapse
elastic
elasticity
elbow
election
electrical
electrician
electron
electronic
electronics
elegance
elegant
element
elementary
elevate
elevation
elevator
eliminate
elimination
ellipsis
elliptical
eloquence
eloquent
elusive
emancipate
emancipation
embargo
embark
embarrass
embassy
embody
embrace
embroider
embroidery
emerge
emergency
emigrant
emigrate
eminent
emission
emit
emotion
emotional
emphasis
emphasize
empirical
employ
employee
employer
employment
empty
enable
enchant
encircle
enclose
enclosure
encounter
encourage
endanger
endeavor
endless
endorse
endorsement
endow
endurance
endure
energetic
energy
enforce
engage
engagement
engrave
engraving
engulf
enhance
enhancement
enlighten
enormous
enquire
enquiry
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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

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
ability  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason
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shortening something by omitting parts of it
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capacity; skill
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worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
academic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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solidify; guarantee; convince
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
account  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
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having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
acquisition  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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capacity; skill
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act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
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public sale of property to the highest bidder
adventure  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly
Exercise
enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy
album  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
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a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs
Exercise
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention


Spelling Word: absorb
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a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand


Spelling Word: abstract
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n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful


Spelling Word: acid
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n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something


Spelling Word: acquisition
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a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe


Spelling Word: acute
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n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter


Spelling Word: admission
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