IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (109)

Albeit’ is a strange word. It means ‘even though.’ It seems to have come from an abbreviation of the words ‘although it be that.’ In the sentences below notice the use of a comma before the word ‘albeit.’

  • Anna got the promotion, albeit for less money that she had hoped.
  • George went to the party, albeit reluctantly.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
adjacent to
assembly of
collapse of

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 109

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 109

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

  1. Spring this year was delightfully warm, ______________ a little wet. (collapse, albeit)
  2. The dining room is ______________ to the kitchen. (adjacent, assemble)
  3. Baby prams and pushers used to be fixed and solid, but these days they are all _______________. (collapse, adjacent)
  4. The whole staff was _______________ and waiting to hear the Director’s announcement about new pay rates. (assemble, colleague)
  5. Miranda met all her new ______________ yesterday and learnt about the duties of the new position. (albeit, colleague)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. colleagues   3. collapsible   2. adjacent   1. albeit    4. assembled

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