IELTS vocabulary

IELTS vocabulary

IELTS vocabularyImproving your IELTS vocabulary is essential for getting a good result, not only in the active skills (writing and speaking) but also in the passive skills (reading and listening). Very often the difference between the right and wrong answer will depend on how well you understood a word, so learning vocabulary common to IELTS is the best place to start.

There are some very good websites available on the internet to help you improve your general English vocabulary. However, IELTS vocabulary is more specific and will often focus around language identified in the ‘Academic Word List’.

The links from the pages below will help you improve your IELTS vocabulary.

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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 9

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 9 WORD: abandon WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to withdraw support from, to stop trying to continue something. EXAMPLE (verb): The fishermen had to abandon their ship and escape to safety because of ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8 WORD: lack WORD FAMILY: verb and noun MEANING: not have something that is considered desirable or needed EXAMPLE (verb): Many elderly people lack the ability to surf the internet. EXAMPLE (noun): ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 7

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 7 WORD: anticipate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to feel, realise or expect something in the future before it has happened EXAMPLE: He sold all his shares because he anticipated a fall in ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 6

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 6 WORD: equivalent WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: the same or equal to something else EXAMPLE: One US dollar is equivalent to about 65p in the UK. STRESS: e-QUIV-a-lent Pronunciation (click the play ...
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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2. Learning synonyms is a good way to enrich your English vocabulary, and this will help you ...
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Vocabulary for describing people

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 1

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 1 Before you start this exercise, check that you know the meaning of the following words: naughty anxious greedy disappointed polite diligent cheerful depressed messy adventurous Once you have checked the ...
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IELTS vocabulary for city people

IELTS vocabulary for city people See also: IELTS vocabulary for a city environment and IELTS vocabulary for a city infrastructure Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 5

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 5 WORD: amend WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to change or alter. EXAMPLE: He amended his earlier statement because he had missed some important details. STRESS: a-MEND Pronunciation (click the play button below) ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 4

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 4 WORD: accumulate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To gather, pile, collect. EXAMPLE: Over his long career, he had accumulated a large number of awards. STRESS: ac-CUM-u-late Pronunciation (click the play button below) ...
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IELTS vocabulary for a city environment

IELTS vocabulary for a city environment See also: IELTS vocabulary for city people and IELTS vocabulary for a city infrastructure Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 3

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 3 WORD: fluctuate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To rise and fall irregularly EXAMPLE: Exchange rates fluctuate every day, with the US dollar sometimes falling. Pronunciation (click the play button below) Quick test ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 2

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 2 WORD: phase WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: A stage of development EXAMPLE: Many children go through a phase of disobeying their parents. Pronunciation (click the play button below) Quick exercise: Which one ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 1

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 1: WORD: transform WORD FAMILY: Verb MEANING: A large change in how something looks EXAMPLE: Industrial areas can be transformed into beautiful park areas Pronunciation (click the play button below) Quick exercise: ...
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Phrasal verbs with ‘read and write’ exercises

Phrasal verbs with 'read and write' exercises Have you read the information page on phrasal verbs with 'read and write'? Click here to read it before you try the phrasal verbs with 'read and write' exercises. Remember to register for ...
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Phrasal verbs with ‘read and write’

Phrasal verbs with 'read and write' Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb. As they are considered informal, phrasal verbs should not be used ...
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