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IELTS Vocabulary: 500 AWL

The 500 IELTS vocabulary is so-called AWL (Academic Word List), which was rooted from a popular webpage of HONG KONG Univ. We re-organized it with new definitions and examples. As we know, students should learn at least 5000 IELTS vocabulary before taking academic test. These 500 words cannot replace hardworking of 5000 or more IELTS vocabulary, but is the first step to open the door of building vocabulary efficiently.

Firstly, it is a high frequent word list in IELTS test papers.Two types of students may be interested in the vocabulary.The first is to just start to build vocabulary.They want to get the big picture of IELTS academic vocabulary quickly.The second is in a very narrow time frame to prepare their tests, this list contains the most common words and is a proven short-cut to pass IELTS test.

English is foreign language for most of IELTS test takers.Leverage mother language's knowledge to learn new English words is a normal way for them. This IELTS vocabulary encloses definitions of 20 languages that cover most population of the world. It's a big save for ESL (English as Second Language) students.

In addition to original Chinese explanation of HONG KONG Univ, more local language explanations are appended to help ESL test takers.Open the register form page; you will see there are 20 languages available. Select your mother language; then, IELTS vocabulary will show explanations with English and your mother language together.

Each word in this IELTS academic vocabulary is demonstrated with example sentence, which plays a key part to understand and use new word in right way. Memorize words alone are usually boring, and even if you get them you won’t be very confident to use them.However, if connect a word with an example sentence, the situation will be changed, these words and sentences will enhance your both reading and writing skill.

At last, please notice this AWL is from Hong Kong. It means these words are targeted to IELTS academic test and are for students who live in English speaking areas.Lots of fundamental words are filtered because they are assumed to be known in daily activities.So this IELTS vocabulary may not be an ideal choice for test takers who are in non-English countries.

This IELTS vocabulary is too short to hunt top score. Obviously, high level students need a more powerful vocabulary to work. IELTS Academic Words List, the largest IELTS vocabulary in the website, reflects the essential vocabulary level of IELTS academic test. It's a good option for serious test takers.

IELTS Academic Words List

IELTS vocabulary is the foundation to pass the test. Before your starting, you should clean all questions, such as how many words to learn, how long to spend, and by what way or tool to study. If you cannot set your goal or doubt your plan, google and research some online resources may help you out, e.g.:

IELTS Official Website
English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


acknowledge: Read
/ək'nɒlɪdʒ/ v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
Although I acknowledge that the Beatles' tunes sound pretty dated today, I still prefer them to the songs my brothers play.

adapt: Read
/ə'dæpt/ v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
One way to adapt is to become smaller, generation by generation.

adjacent: Read
/ə'dʒeɪsənt/ a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
Philip's best friend Jason lived only four houses down the block, close but not immediately adjacent.

administrate: Read
/əd'mɪnɪstreɪt/ v.
administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
Remember that Democrats want to increase spending and create more laws which in turn create more government to administrate and enforce.

advocate: Read
/'ædvəkət/ v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
The some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.

aggregate: Read
/'ægrɪgət/ v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers managed to aggregate great wealth in short periods of time.

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evident
evolve
exceed
exclude
exhibit
expand
expert
explicit
exploit
export
expose
external
extract
facilitate
factor
feature
federal
fee
file
final
finance
finite
flexible
fluctuate
focus
format
formula
forthcoming
foundation
framework
function
fund
fundamental
furthermore
gender
generate
generation
globe
goal
grade
grant
guarantee
guideline
hence
hierarchy
highlight
hypothesis
identical
identify
ideology
ignorant
illustrate
image
immigrate
impact
implement
implicate
implicit
imply
impose
incentive
incidence
incline
income
incorporate
index
indicate
individual
induce
inevitable
infer
infrastructure
inherent
inhibit
initial
initiate
injure
innovate
insert
insight
inspect
instance
institute
instruct
integral
integrate
integrity
intelligence
intense
interact
intermediate
internal
interpret
interpretation
interval
intervene
intrinsic
invest
investigate
invoke
involve
isolate
issue
item
journal
justify
label
labour
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accompany  Speak
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resolve anything complex into its elements; separate into parts for purpose of examination of each separately
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distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
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travel with; be associated with
acquire  Speak
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
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gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
adult  Speak
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work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; creation of the highest excellence
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
alter  Speak
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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even though; although; notwithstanding
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modify; cause to change; make different; convert
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
annual  Speak
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attach; add as supplement or appendix
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occurring or payable every year
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do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
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school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
anticipate  Speak
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
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thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
apparent  Speak
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capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
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occurring or payable every year
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complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
approach  Speak
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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fellow worker; associate; co-worker
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
Exercise
access; method
author  Speak
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
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beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
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approach; come near
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form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
commission  Speak
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
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even though; although; notwithstanding
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/ə'tʃi:v/ v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity, require the world's scientific community to come up with the means to [___] sustainable development.


Spelling Word: achieve
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/'ædɪkwət/ a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
England missed key players through injury, lacked [___] preparation and was unable to match Australia's skill.


Spelling Word: adequate
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/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
This [___] is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.


Spelling Word: analogy
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/ə'sɛs/ v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something
They say that they lack both the money and the resources to deploy officials across the country to [___] the safety of each and every ferry.


Spelling Word: assess
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/'ætɪtju:d/;/'ætɪtud/ n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
One of the major reasons for this change in [___] is that there's more money around.


Spelling Word: attitude
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/'ɔ:təmeɪt/ v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines
The other reason to [___] is to get people out of the dangerous circumstance.


Spelling Word: automate
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/bri:f/ a.
short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
When my [___] career as a pop star ended, I found I had done fairly well.


Spelling Word: brief
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/'keɪpəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. competent
having the ability required for a specific task
Canadian politicians have been in [___] of ending this primitive practice.


Spelling Word: capable
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/'tʃælɪndʒ/ v.
assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
Nowadays no one will [___] the fact that the earth is round.


Spelling Word: challenge
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/kə'mɛns/ v. Syn. originate; start; begin
have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to [___] operations.


Spelling Word: commence