IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (71)

How do you remember new vocabulary? Do you test yourself several times a day? You need to think about and use the new vocab to really learn it.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
recover from, revelation about, the scope of, subsidy for, subsidy from

Check the meanings of the words if you don’t already know them. Check the meanings of the various forms as sometimes they are different. You can check them at Time4english by clicking the words (

Academic Word List 71

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 71

Complete the sentences. Choose the correct word and then use the correct form of the word.

  1. She’s still ______________ from a back injury. (recover, subsidy)
  2. Conversations in the test are ______________ , but they are not listened to unless there is a dispute. (tape, scope)
  3. Living costs for older people are _______________ by taxes. (reveal, subsidise)
  4. It was quite a _______________ when I realized that all of the funding came from the same source. (recover, reveal)
  5. What’s the ______________ of the enquiry? Does it include whales? (scope, tape)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. scope   3. subsidised  2. taped  1. recovering    4. revelation

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