IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (91)

Inevitable’ comes from a combination of two latin words:
evitare – avoid / evitabilis – avoidable
in – not

So it means something that ‘cannot be avoided.’ You can find the origins of words in Google. Just put in the word ‘etymology’ followed by the word you are looking for and it will give you a history of the word.

Eg. etymology inevitable

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
induction of, inductive reasoning
inevitable consequence
inspection of
increasing intensity, intensity of, intense concentration

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 91

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 91

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

  1. Many older cities were not designed for their current populations and the ______________ is inadequate. (infrastructure, induce)
  2. In Australia if you rent a house, the agent does an______________ every three months or so. (inspect, intense)
  3. Many illegal, recreational drugs _______________ a feeling of paranoia. (inevitable, induce)
  4. If you are persistent and keep aiming for your goals you will almost _______________ succeed. (inevitable, inspect)
  5. We are doing ______________ exercise and training before our hiking trip to the Andes. (intense, infrastructure)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. intensive / intense   3. induce    2. inspection   1. infrastructure     4. inevitably

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