IELTS Vocabulary – Academic Word List 54

To successfully read and comprehend a test you need to understand 95% of the vocabulary. Can you understand 95% of the vocabulary in an IELTS reading test?

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
fundamental to, fundamental plan, fundamentally different, generation gap, generational change, liberal sprinkling, liberal politics, add liberally, liberal thinking

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).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

IELTS Vocabulary

Academic Word List 54

  1. ______________ changes have been made to airport security since 9/11. (fundamental)
  2. To _______________ a good income, you generally need a good education to start with. (generate)
  3. In some cultures the _______________ gap is bigger than it is in other cultures. (generation)
  4. There are several _______________ to choose from. Which one do you like best? (image)
  5. For health reasons salt should be added sparingly rather than _______________. (liberal)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. liberally   3. generation   2. generate   1. Fundamental    4. images

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (49)

The vocabulary you will see here over the next two weeks comes from Sublist 5 of the Academic Word List.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
academic work, academic study, in academia, academically inclined, make an adjustment, make an alteration, make an amendment, make amends, have awareness, have self awareness, be self-aware, be aware 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 (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

AWL

Vocabulary for IELTS

  1. Her daughter is ______________ inclined, but her two sons are more practically oriented.(academic)
  2. When you move to a new country, you need to make a huge social _______________. (adjust)
  3. She asked the dressmaker to make some _______________ to her wedding dress because she had lost weight. (alter)
  4. Some _______________ were recently made to the university rules and regulations regarding student attendance . (amend)
  5. Children don’t usually develop an _______________ of their shadow until they are about two or three years old. (aware)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. awareness   3. alterations   2. adjustment    1. academically   4. amendments

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (48)

 

Creating a habit of studying vocabulary is key to success in building a strong vocab that will help you to communicate and improve your success in IELTS.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
stressed by, stressed about, sum of, sum up, summary 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 (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

Academic Word List Gp 48

Vocabulary for IELTS 48

  1. She is quite ______________ about starting her new job. (stress)
  2. Her first exam results were very good and her _______________ exam results were even better. (subsequent)
  3. How would you _______________ up your point of view? (sum)
  4. I only saw the _______________, but it made the article seem quite interesting. (summary)
  5. It is quite a dangerous _______________. (undertake)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. undertaking   3. sum   2. subsequent    1. stressed   4. summary

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (47)

Test yourself on new vocab several times a day. It’s useful to have a little book to write new vocab. Then anytime you have a few minutes to spare, you can pull out the book, look at some words and see if you can remember the meanings. There are some good apps for this too!

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
conflict resolution, resolve a problem, resolve a crisis, water retention, retaining wall, series of, TV series with, serial killer, statistical anomaly, status symbol

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).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

Academic Word List 47

Vocabulary for IELTS 47

  1. Conflict ______________ is an important element of marriage counselling. (resolve)
  2. I have a mind like a sieve today, I can’t _______________ any of the information I’ve been given. (retain)
  3. There has been a _______________ management changes in the company in the last 12 months. (series)
  4. _______________are sometimes misleading. (statistic)
  5. Medical doctors still enjoy high _______________ in most countries. (status)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. status   3. series     2. retain    1. resolution    4. Statistics

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (46)

Sometimes the different forms of a word may have completely different meanings. The word ‘project’ is an example of this. The noun and verb are unrelated in meaning.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
prior experience, prior appointment, unprofessional behavior, projected image, projected losses, promotional material, regime change

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).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

Academic Word List 46

Vocabulary for IELTS 46

  1. He was given the job because he has ______________ experience in the area.(prior)
  2. The teaching _______________ is highly respected in many countries. (profession)
  3. _______________ losses for this year are alarming.(project)
  4. Have you seem the _______________material for the new Star Wars movie? (promotion)
  5. 5. There have been several _______________ changes and a lot of upheaval in that part of the world in the last few years. (regime)

Answers (in the wrong order below)

  1. regime 3. Projected 2. profession    1. prior    4. promotional

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (45)

Make sure that you are keeping a record of any new vocabulary and that you are testing yourself and learning the new words. It is useful to keep a written diary as this gives you an opportunity to use any new vocab.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
parallel universe, parallel to, parallel with, phase in, phase out, prediction about, predict that, principal reason

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).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

IELTS VOCABULARY

ACADEMIC WORD LIST 45

  1. Train lines are a classic example of things that are______________ to one another.(parallel)
  2. When writing an academic paper, there are several _______________ that need to be considered. (parameter)
  3. The new education reforms are being _______________ in over the next three years.(phase)
  4. Many conflicting _______________are being made about the impact of climate change. (predict)
  5. The _______________ reason for the education reforms is the high student absence rates. (principal)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. principal   3. phased   2. parameters    1. parallel    4. predictions

ACADEMIC WORD LIST (43)

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Today’s words are from sublist 4 of the Academic Word List.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
investigation of, to investigate something, investigative reporting, job satisfaction, to label something, a mechanism for, a mechanism to

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).

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.

IELTS vocabulary

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 43

  1. The department decided to handle the matter ______________ rather than escalate it to the next level.(internal)
  2. She’s an_______________ reporter for CNN. (investigate)
  3. Her _______________ has many great benefits.(job)
  4. Children need to have their clothes and belongings _______________so that they don’t get lost at school. (label)
  5. How do I know when I’ve used all of my phone credit? What’s the _______________ for informing me? (mechanism)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. mechanism    3. job     2. investigative reporter    1. internally    4. labelled