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

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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

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (108)

Trigger’ has a different meaning in the verb and noun form. In the noun form it is the part of the gun that you pull to fire a bullet. In the verb form it means to begin a process.

So you can pull the trigger of a gun and you can trigger an event.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
a temp in, temporarily unavailable
trigger point
unification of, unifying factor
violation of, in violation of
vision of

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Academic Word List 108

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 108

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

  1. The ______________ of Germany occurred in 1989. (unify, vision)
  2. He entered the building in ______________ of their agreement. (violate, temporary)
  3. The lifts are _______________ out of order. (temporary, violate)
  4. The economic crisis was _______________ by the close of the car manufacturing industry. (unify, trigger)
  5. The country now has a ______________ leader. Under his leadership citizens will prosper. (trigger, vision)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. visionary   3. temporarily   2. violation   1. unification     4. triggered

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (107)

Sphere’ comes originally from a Greek word meaning ‘ball.’ Synonyms for ‘sphere’ today include ‘ball-shaped’ and ‘globe’ and ‘orb.’

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
spherical shape
subordinate to
dietary supplement, supplemental information
suspension of
team with, team goals, teamed with

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Academic Word List 107

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 107

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

  1. The sculpture was quite odd. It was a large ______________ shape with a lightshow coming out from the middle. (sphere, supplement)
  2. When you buy medicines there is a bit of information on the packaging, but usually there is also a lot of ______________ information inside the pack. (team, supplement)
  3. Paul was _______________ with Anthony and Luke for this exercise. (subordinate, team)
  4. Sales of the product were _______________after multiple complaints from the public. (suspend, sphere)
  5. In previous generations women were considered to be ______________ if they disagreed with their husbands, brothers or fathers. (suspend, subordinate)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. insubordinate   3. teamed   2. supplementary   1. spherical     4. suspended

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (106)

 

Revolution’ has a couple of different meanings. Firstly it means to go around. We could count the revolutions a tyre makes per minute. Secondly it means to bring in something new. It could be new thinking or it could be a new government. There could be a revolution in education or in medicine. Often the meaning is linked with the idea of protesting against a government.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
restrained behaviour, restrain myself
revolt against
rigidity of
route to, route through

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Academic Word List 106

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 106

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

  1. Sometimes you want to show a child how to do something, but you have to show ______________ because they need to discover things themselves. (rigid, restrain)
  2. He lacks flexibility; there is a certain ______________ to his outlook and behaviour. (rigid, revolution)
  3. Back in the 1980s first wordprocessors and then computers _______________ office work. (restrain, revolution)
  4. There are a number of different _______________ for the way that we can manage the problem, but I prefer one of the low-tech solutions. (route, scenario)
  5. The highway is blocked due to an accident, so police are ______________ traffic. (route, scenario)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. rerouting   3. revolutionised   2. rigidity   1. restraint     4. scenarios

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (105)

Eek! I put the wrong vocabulary up yesterday! Thanks for letting me know Anyeta. Here is number 105 again, this time with the correct vocabulary. 🙂

Protocol’ is a code for behaviour or steps to take in a range of situations.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
preliminary findings, preliminary results
protocol for
qualitative research
refined sugar, unrefined sugar
relax before, relax when, relax prior to

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Academic Word List 105

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 105

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

  1. According to the advertising, the new beds provide a ______________ different level of comfort. (protocol, qualitative)
  2. Do you know the ______________ for greeting a member of the royal family? (refine, protocol)
  3. _______________ products such as white flour and sugar are not good for our health. (refine, preliminary)
  4. I get so stressed at work sometimes that I’ve started listening to _______________ tapes. (relax, qualitative)
  5. The ______________ results suggest that cancer may be present. (preliminary, relax)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. preliminary   3. Refined   2. protocol   1. qualitative     4. relaxation

 

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (105)

Mature’ can have several slightly different meanings. As a verb it means the process of becoming ‘ripe’ or ‘adult.’ As an adjective it means that the item or person is already ‘ripe’ or ‘adult.’

We can put the prefix ‘im’ on it and it means ‘not mature.’ We can put the prefix ‘pre’ on it and it means ‘too early’ or ‘not ready.’

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
maturation of
mediation session
militarised zone

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Academic Word List 105

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 105

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

  1. The two staff members got on much better after a ______________ session helped them to put their differences into perspective. (mediate, medium)
  2. Water paints are fun, but my favourite ______________ is oil paint. (mature, medium)
  3. In some countries it is compulsory for young men to spend a period of time in the _______________. (military, mediate)
  4. She is only 12, but she behaves so _______________ that people mistake her for being somewhat older. (minimal, mature)
  5. Recycling will only have a ______________ on the environment; we need to do a lot more. (minimal, military)

Answers (in the wrong order)

  1. minimal 3. military  2. medium   1. mediation     4. maturely

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (104)

In its noun form ‘portion’ means a part or section of something. In its verb form it means to divide something into sections. As a verb it is most commonly used in terms of serving food. You can portion out a baked dish.

It can also take the prefix ‘pro’ to make the word proportion. This means one section compared to the whole. A small proportion of students prefer to wear uniforms.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
mutually beneficial, mutually acceptable
normed for
overlap with, overlap of
passive towards, passive behavior
portion of, portion out

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Academic Word List 104

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 104

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

  1. ______________ cigarette smoke is believed to cause cancer. (passive, mutual)
  2. Every semester they have to ______________ out the workload amongst the staff. (norm, portion)
  3. This schedule won’t work as these two flights are _______________. (overlap, passive)
  4. Arriving at 9am is the _______________, but some people regularly arrive at work 10 or 20 minutes later. (overlap, norm)
  5. The agreement the companies reached is ______________ beneficial. (mutual, portion)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. mutually   3. overlapping  2. portion  1. Passive     4. norm

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (103)

Mature’ can have several slightly different meanings. As a verb it means the process of becoming ‘ripe’ or ‘adult.’ As an adjective it means that the item or person is already ‘ripe’ or ‘adult.’

We can put the prefix ‘im’ on it and it means ‘not mature.’ We can put the prefix ‘pre’ on it and it means ‘too early’ or ‘not ready.’

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
maturation of
mediation session
militarised zone

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 (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).

Academic Word List 103

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 103

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

  1. The two staff members got on much better after a ______________ session helped them to put their differences into perspective. (mediate, medium)
  2. Water paints are fun, but my favourite ______________ is oil paint. (mature, medium)
  3. In some countries it is compulsory for young men to spend a period of time in the _______________. (military, mediate)
  4. She is only 12, but she behaves so _______________ that people mistake her for being somewhat older. (minimal, mature)
  5. Recycling will only have a ______________ on the environment; we need to do a lot more. (minimal, military)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. minimal   3. military   2. medium   1. mediation     4. maturely

 

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (102)

If something is ‘integral’ it is a key part of something. A clean water supply is integral to our survival.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
inherent to
insight into, insightful about
integral aspect, integral part, integral to
manual dexterity

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Academic Word List 102

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 102

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

  1. Fitness is ______________ bound up in a fireman’s job. (integral, manual)
  2. The software course is targeted at ______________ level learners. (insight, intermediate)
  3. Many low-paid _______________ jobs have disappeared from the economy. (manual, inherent)
  4. There are _______________ risks in investing in that industry. (inherent, intermediate)
  5. She has had a lot of experience working with older patients and is quite ______________ about their needs. (integral, insight)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. insightful   3. manual    2. intermediate   1. integrally     4. inherent

IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List (101)

Found’ has several meanings. It is the past of ‘find’ and it means to begin something. If you ‘found’ a company, it could mean that you were looking for it and now you know about it, but it most likely means that you started the company.

A ‘foundation stone’ is the first stone that is laid when a building is made. A ‘foundation’ can be the bottom of a building, or it can be an organization that collects and gives money for charitable purposes.

It can be used metaphorically to talk about an argument, ‘His argument has no foundation.’ That means it isn’t based on any relevant facts.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
duration of
erosion of
ethical treatment, ethical behavior,
foundation of

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Academic Word List 101

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 101

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

  1. Coastal ______________ is a problem in Australia where some populated areas are increasingly disappearing into the sea. (erode, format)
  2. This brand of house paint is more ______________ than most; it withstands heat, sun and rain. (duration, erode)
  3. She started a _______________ for orphans. (ethic, found)
  4. I need to _______________ this document because the layout doesn’t look right like this. (format, found)
  5. There is a lot of debate about how to treat animals ______________. (duration, ethic)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. ethically   3. foundation    2. durable   1. erosion     4. format