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shortbread   Speak
n. a crisp, rich, easily breaking cookie made with butter, flour, and sugar
gooey   Speak
a. soft and sticky
praline   Speak
n. a smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture
rival   Speak
n. a person or thing competing with another for the same objective
authenticity   Speak
n. the quality of being real, not fake
threadbare   Speak
a. outworn, used a lot; no longer effective
rambling   Speak
a. lengthy and confused or inconsequential
render   Speak
v. cause to be or become; make
bleeping   Speak
a. making a short high-pitched sound or sounds
adherence   Speak
n. attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief
 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.

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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 6 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
fabric
fabricate
face
facilitate
facility
faction
factor
fade
faint
fairly
fairy
faith
faithful
fake
fall
fame
familiar
familiarity
famine
fanatic
fancy
fantastic
fare
farewell
fascinate
fascination
fashion
fashionable
fasten
fatal
fathom
fatigue
fault
favorable
feasible
feast
feat
feature
federal
federation
fee
feeble
feed
feedback
fell
fellowship
female
ferocious
ferry
fertile
fertilizer
fervent
festival
fetch
feud
fiber
fiction
fictional
fierce
fig
figurative
figure
file
filter
filth
filthy
final
finance
financial
financing
finite
fir
firm
fishery
fist
fit
fitness
fitting
fixed
fixture
flag
flake
flame
flap
flare
flash
flask
flatter
flavor
flaw
flee
fleece
fleet
flesh
flexibility
flexible
flicker
fling
float
flock
flour
flourish
fluctuate
fluctuation
fluency
fluent
flush
flutter
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
appealing: Read
a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming

appetite: Read
n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink

appliance: Read
n.
durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use

applicant: Read
n. Syn. candidate
candidate

apply: Read
v. Syn. exert
exert; put into service; avail oneself to;

appointment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abstract  Speak
Exercise
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
Exercise
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
Exercise
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
accompaniment  Speak
Exercise
act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant
Exercise
concern something in state of painful uneasiness; state of restlessness and agitation
Exercise
act of accompanying someone or something
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
accurate  Speak
Exercise
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
Exercise
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
Exercise
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice
Exercise
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
achieve  Speak
Exercise
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
Exercise
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Exercise
action of trying at something
Exercise
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
actually  Speak
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
Exercise
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of
additional  Speak
Exercise
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent
Exercise
candidate
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another


Spelling Word: abrupt
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n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item


Spelling Word: accessory
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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.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


Spelling Word: affect
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n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon


Spelling Word: aircraft
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a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome


Spelling Word: amicable
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