IELTS Vocabulary for High Scores

Here is a list of 570 words often used in English writing. Professors searched many English books, magazines and other literature to find words that are the most commonly used. No surprise, you will find many of these words in your IELTS exam. Find this list of words below. To get high scores on the IELTS exam it is very important that you can understand AND use these words. You must be able to comprehend these words in the Listening Section and Reading Section of IELTS. As well, you must be able to use these words in the Writing and Speaking Sections. Follow the practice instructions and you can get high scores the next time you sit the IELTS exam. 1. You need a notebook and three color pens or pencils (ex. Blue, Red and Black) 2. Each day choose five words from the list. ***Start with #1 (highest frequency words) and work towards #10. *Remember, even #10 words are found often in English. 3. Write down the definition of the word first: Ex. Analyse, an·a·lyze (verb): examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation. 4. Next write a compound or complex sentence using the word. Use red to write the word (If you do not know compound and complex sentences, review this in your ‘Bonus Writing’ section of your course in your ‘My Student Account’ a. Make sure to include yourself or someone you know in the sentence, this helps your memory. b. Make sure to make the sentence unique, interesting, funny, sad, scary, etc. Ex. I had to analyse the spider that bit me because it looked very dangerous. 5. Two days later, paraphrase the sentence you wrote and keep the same vocabulary in the sentence. Use a different color for this. Ex. Since the spider that bit me appeared poisonous, I needed to analyse it. 6. Make sure to continue doing this until your IELTS exam. AND make sure to read your sentences and check for mistakes.

(Averil Coxhead’s) High-Incidence Academic Word List (AWL) Words of high frequency are 1 and the least frequency words are 10

1 __________ analyse analysis approach area assess assume authority available benefit concept consist constitute context contract create data define derive distribute economy environment establish estimate evident export factor finance formula function identify income indicate individual interpret interpretation involve issue labour legal major method occur percent period policy principle proceed process require research respond role section sector significant similar source specific structure theory vary
2 __________ achieve acquire administrate affect appropriate aspect assist category chapter commission community complex compute conclude consequent construct consume credit culture design distinct element equate evaluate feature final focus impact injure institute invest item journal maintain normal objective participate perceive positive potential previous purchase range region regulate relevant reside resource restrict secure seek select site strategy survey text tradition transfer
3 _________ alternative circumstance comment compensate component consent considerable constant constrain contribute convene coordinate core corporate correspond criteria deduce demonstrate document dominate emphasis ensure exclude framework fund illustrate immigrate imply initial instance interact justify layer link locate maximize minor negate outcome partner philosophy physical proportion publish react register rely remove sequence sex shift specify sufficient task technical technique technology valid volume
4 _________ access adequate annual apparent approximate attitude attribute civil code commit communicate concentrate confer contrast cycle debate despite dimension domestic emerge error ethnic goal grant hence hypothesis implement implicate impose integrate internal investigate job label mechanism obvious occupy option output overall parallel parameter phase predict principal prior professional project promote regime resolve retain series statistic status stress subsequent sum summary undertake
5 __________ academy adjust alter amend aware capacity challenge clause compound conflict consult contact decline discrete draft enable energy enforce entity equivalent evolve expand expose external facilitate fundamental generate generation image liberal license logic margin medical mental modify monitor network notion objective orient perspective precise prime psychology pursue ratio reject revenue stable style substitute sustain symbol target transit trend version welfare whereas
6 __________ abstract accurate acknowledge aggregate allocate assign attach author bond brief capable cite cooperate discriminate diverse edit enhance estate exceed expert explicit federal fee flexible furthermore gender ignorance incentive incidence incorporate index inhibit initiate input instruct intelligence interval lecture migrate minimum ministry motive neutral nevertheless overseas precede presume rational recover reveal scope subsidy trace transform transport underlie utilize
7 __________ adapt adult advocate aid channel chemical classic comprehensive comprise confirm contrary convert couple decade definite deny differentiate dispose dynamic eliminate empirical equip extract file finite foundation globe grade guarantee hierarchy identical ideology infer innovate insert intervene isolate media mode paradigm phenomenon priority prohibit publication quote release reverse simulate sole somewhat submit successor survive thesis topic transmit ultimate unique visible voluntary
8 __________ abandon accompany ambiguous append appreciate arbitrary automate bias chart clarify commodity complement conform contemporary contradict crucial currency denote detect deviate displace drama eventual exhibit exploit fluctuate guideline highlight implicit induce inevitable infrastructure inspect intense manipulate minimize nuclear offset paragraph plus practitioner predominant prospect radical random reinforce restore revise schedule tense terminate text theory uniform vehicle via virtual visual widespread
9 __________ accommodate analogy anticipate assure attain behalf bulk cease coherent coincide commence compatible concurrent confine controversy converse device devote distort duration erode ethic format found inherent insight integral intermediate manual mature mediate medium military minimal mutual norm overlap passive portion preliminary protocol qualitative refine relax restrain revolution rigid route scenario sphere subordinate supplement suspend team temporary trigger unify violate vision  
10 __________ adjacent albeit assemble collapse colleague compile conceive convince depress encounter enormous forthcoming incline integrity intrinsic invoke levy likewise nonetheless notwithstanding odd ongoing panel persist pose reluctance so-called straightforward undergo whereby
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