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500 IELTS Vocabulary (AWL,HK Univ.) 1

The 500 IELTS AWL (Academic Word List) was rooted from a popular webpage of HONG KONG Univ. We re-organized it with new definitions and examples. In general, students should learn at least 5000 IELTS words before taking IELTS academic test. These 500 words cannot replace hardworking of 5000 IELTS vocabulary, but is the first step to open the door of building vocabulary efficiently.

Firstly, it is a high frequent word list in IELTS test papers.Two types of students may be interested in the vocabulary list.The first is to just start to build IELTS vocabulary.They want to get the big picture of IELTS academic vocabulary quickly, like style and level.The second is in a very narrow timeframe to prepare IELTS test, this list is a proven short - cut to pass IELTS test.

English is foreign language for most of IELTS test takers.Leverage mother language's knowledge to learn new English words is a common way for them. This IELTS AWL list encloses definitions of 20 languages that cover most population of the world. It will improve efficiency dramatically.

In addition to original Chinese explanation, more local language explanations are appended to help ESL(English as Second Language) test takers.Open the register form page; you will see there are 20 languages available. Select your mother language; then, IELTS AWL list will show explanations with English and your mother language together.

Each word in this IELTS academic vocabulary list is demonstrated with example sentence, which plays a key part to understand and use new word in right way. Memorize words alone are usually boring and even if you get them you won’t be very confident to use them.However, if connect a word with an example sentence, the situation will be changed, these IELTS words and sentences will enhance your reading and writing skill in very soon.

At last, please notice this AWL is from Hong Kong. It means these words are targeted to IELTS academic test and are for students who live in English speaking areas.Lots of fundamental words are filtered because they are assumed to be known in daily activities.So this IELTS AWL list may not be an ideal choice for test takers who are in non - English countries.


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academy: Read
/ə'kædəmɪ/ n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
The mission of our academy is actually to ensure the health and the well-being of all children.

accommodate: Read
/ə'kɒmədeɪt/ v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
As for the stage in the public auditorium, it can easily be adjusted to accommodate from a full-scale musical production to one by a solo vocalist.

accumulate: Read
/ə'kju:mjʊleɪt/ v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase
The tendency of Capital to accumulate is a big threat to the free market.

achieve: Read
/ə'tʃi:v/ v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity, require the world's scientific community to come up with the means to achieve sustainable development.

acquire: Read
/ə'kwaɪə(r)/ v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
As Norman Mailer once said to me, "One of the hardest things to acquire is a persona, and you've got one."

adequate: Read
/'ædɪkwət/ a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
England missed key players through injury, lacked adequate preparation and was unable to match Australia's skill.

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adult  Read
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
amend  Read
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change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
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approach; entry; entrance
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mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
analysis  Read
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study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
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division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
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stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
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travel with; be associated with
approximate  Read
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mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
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have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
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approach; come near
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solidify; guarantee; convince
arbitrary  Read
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acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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make amends for; reimburse
area  Read
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approach; come near
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do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
assist  Read
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link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty
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solidify; guarantee; convince
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complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
assure  Read
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
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mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
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change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
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solidify; guarantee; convince
attitude  Read
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do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
available  Read
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occurring or payable every year
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solidify; guarantee; convince
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adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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/'ægrɪgət/ v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers managed to [___] great wealth in short periods of time.


Spelling Word: aggregate
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/ɔ:l'tɜrnətɪv/ a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best [___] from a Japanese competitor.


Spelling Word: alternative
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/ə'pɛnd/ v. Syn. attach
attach; add as supplement or appendix
When you [___] a bibliography to a text, you have just created an supplementary material.


Spelling Word: append
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/ə'proʊtʃ/ n. Syn. access; method
access; method
Faced with an increasingly competitive jobs market and frequent bad publicity over pay and conditions, the army is getting ever more sophisticated and corporate in its [___] to recruitment.


Spelling Word: approach
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/ə'proʊprɪət/ v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
The ranch owners [___] the lands that have originally been set aside for the Indians' use.


Spelling Word: appropriate
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/ə'prɒksɪmət/ v. Syn. approach
approach; come near
The conclusions of yours both [___] to the truth.


Spelling Word: approximate
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/ə'sɪst/ v. Syn. help
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
A good way to [___] is to bring entrepreneurial and business skills to them.


Spelling Word: assist
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/ə'ʃʊə(r)/;/ə'ʃʊər/ v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince
I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I [___] you.


Spelling Word: assure
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/'ætɪtju:d/;/'ætɪtud/ n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
One of the major reasons for this change in [___] is that there's more money around.


Spelling Word: attitude
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/'ɔ:təmeɪt/ v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines
The other reason to [___] is to get people out of the dangerous circumstance.


Spelling Word: automate