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You know the word ‘communicate,’ but do you know all of the forms?

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
communicate with, concentrate on, concentrated effort, confer an award, conference about/theme, contrast with,

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 39

  1. 1. In the last 20 years methods of ______________have been highly influenced by social media. (communicate)
  2. 2. Sometimes it is hard to _______________ on study. (concentrate)
  3. The title of ‘Sir’ is _______________ on people who are deemed to have made an important contribution to British society. (confer)
  4. When sporting matches are televised, the teams involved need to wear _______________colours so that they can be distinguished easily. (constrast)
  5. The _______________ of the seasons is affected by climate change. (cycle)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. cycle   3. conferred   2. concentrate    1. communication    4. contrasting

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There are 570 words on this list. Work through them methodically. Learn a few every day. If the words or word forms are new to you, have a strategy for learning them.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
attitude to/towards, attributed to, commit a crime, committed 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.

vocabulary38

  1. 1. Some families have a very supportive ______________ towards their children’s education.(attitude)
  2. 2. If a painting is _______________ to a famous artist like Van Gogh, it will be worth a lot of money. (attribute)
  3. Not only soldiers, but also _______________ can become victims of war. (civil)
  4. Languages, mathematics and science are all kinds of _______________that people can learn and share. (code)
  5. Not everyone who _______________ a crime is punished. (commit)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. commits   3. civilians   2. attributed    1. attitude    4. codes

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The words you’ll see over the next two weeks are from Sublist 4 of the Academic Word List. To improve your English and to get better results in IELTS, you need to work hard to master them.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
access to/from/via, adequacy of, inadequacy of, apparent cause/problem, approximation of,  approximate numbers

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 37

  1. Pete was given ______________ to the administration area because it is relevant to his work.(access)
  2. In many countries welfare payments are _______________ for even basic needs. (adequate)
  3. The government recently released the _______________ unemployment figures. (annual)
  4. _______________some women don’t realise they are pregnant until the baby arrives. (apparent)
  5. _______________ figures for the new project amount to around $1.2 million. (approximate)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. Approximate   3. annual   2. inadequate    1. access    4. Apparently

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Most words have several forms (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs). It is very useful to know the different forms as this broadens your ability to understand texts and to communicate your meaning.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
technical issues, technical reasons

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 - Vocabulary

IELTS VOCABULARY 36

1. I need a ______________ to look at my computer because it’s doing strange things again.(technical)
2. There are several different_______________ for writing an essay. (technique)
3. In many professions you need to keep training because _______________ is constantly changing. (technology)
4. Parking in this area usually costs $10, but if you get your ticket _______________ at one of the shops, it is free.(valid)
5. A large _______________ of oil spilled from the tanker polluting the local beaches. (volume)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. volume     3. technology    2. techniques   1. technician    4. validated

 

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Are you adding new words and new forms of words to your vocabulary every day? No? Why not? That’s what you need to do!

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
sex act, sex offender, shift-work, specify an amount, job specifications, suffice to say, tasked with

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 ACADEMIC VOCABULARY

ACADEMIC WORD LIST 35

1. Did you know that there is a register of ______________ offenders? (sex)
2. He is working the morning _______________ this week.  (shift)
3. Did you see the job_______________ for the supervisor position? (specific)
4. In the future wealthier people may be _______________in energy. (sufficient)
5. What is your_______________ in the enquiry? (task)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. task    3. specifications     2. shift    1. sex    4. self-sufficient

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English has more vocabulary than any other language. You don’t need to know it all. No-one knows it all! But you need to make sure that you know the commonly occurring words and their various forms.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
registry office, register for, register with, rely on, organized sequentially

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 34

  1. Did you ______________ for the afternoon course in linguistics?(register)
  2. She _______________ on her children to help around the house. (rely)
  3. Did he_______________ the incorrect information from the meeting minutes? (remove)
  4. What do you think about the student saving _______________ the government is proposing?(scheme)
  5. I know all of the numbers, but I don’t know the right _______________ . (sequence)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. sequence   3. remove   2. relies   1. register    4. scheme

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The Academic Word List comprises the most common words used at a university level. You need to know them to cope at university and to do well in IELTS.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
physical needs, a proportion of,  dis-proportionate numbers/distribution, publicity for, reaction to, react to/against, reaction to/against

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 VOCABULARY 33

  1. ______________ discussions can be quite boring for many people. (philosophy)
  2. _______________ he is in bad condition, but mentally he has remained quite positive. (physical)
  3. A high _______________ of university students use social media regularly. (proportion)
  4. Who is the _______________?(publish)
  5. What is your_______________ to the new legislation? (react)

Answers (in the wrong order below)

  1. reaction   3. proportion   2. Physically    1. Philosophical    4. publisher

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How are you going with your spoken diary? Have you started yet? This is a good way to get speaking practice and it also helps you with thinking in English. It’s a great way to practice … and there’s no-one to judge you! Make sure you are using your phone to record your ideas and practice new vocab.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
maximum penalty, maximise outcomes, minor problem, minority of, negative attitude, outcome driven, to partner with

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 32

  1. The ______________ wage for this kind of work varies between $30 and $40 per hour.(maximise)
  2. A _______________ of people take advantage of discounts, but most people are fair in the way they use them. (minor)
  3. There is so much _______________ about the economy these days that it’s depressing. (negative)
  4. What was the _______________ of the court case about workers’ rights?(outcome)
  5. To be successful online, it is a good idea to _______________ with other businesses marketing similar products. (partner)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. partner   3. negativity  2. minority    1. maximum    4. outcome

 

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So many new words and new forms. How will you learn them? And the answer … use them! You learn new vocabulary by using it. Make a point of using it in your writing and try to bring it in to your speaking too.

Keep a diary – write in it 3 – 4 times a week; about anything. It doesn’t matter what you write. You are the only one who will ever see it. As well as a written diary, you need to keep a spoken diary. Take out your phone and record  your thoughts for the day. Use some of the new vocab. Do this 3 – 4 times a week. Your written diary should be for 15 – 20 mins a day. Your spoken diary should be for 3 – 5 mins a day.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
interact with, interactive device, justifiable action, justifiably proud/upset, multi-layered, link to/with, relocate 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 Vocabulary31

  1. In my diplomatic work I get to ______________ with people from many different cultures.(interact)
  2. Do you think that a crime like theft can ever be _______________ ? (justify)
  3. There are so many _______________ to his deception that I can’t work out fact from fiction. (layer)
  4. In business it is important to make _______________ with the community.(link
  5. The family moved out a month ago. I think they _______________to a small town in the countryside. (locate)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. relocated    3. layers    2. justified    1. interact    4. links

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Are you going back and checking words that you learnt a few days and weeks ago? You need to keep reviewing until you are confident that you know the word.

When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
immigration law/policy, implicit in that is, initial response

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 30

  1. The ______________ in children’s books are often very colourful. (illustrate)
  2. _______________ policy is changing quickly in some countries. (immigrate)
  3. The Australian government is not doing much about climate change; _______________ in that is that they don’t believe it is a real threat. (imply)
  4. Her _______________ response was one of disbelief. (initial)
  5. For _______________ , wages have not kept pace with inflation. (instance)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. instance   3. implicit   2. Immigration    1. illustrations    4. initial