IELTS - Academic Words for English
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IELTS - Academic Words for English

An in-depth course to increase your vocabulary for the IELTS exam - includes around 1000 example sentences
4.0 (92 ratings)
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Created by Prepare for IELTS
Last updated 3/2019
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  • 35 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • Have a wider range of vocabulary, which will be useful for the IELTS test or just to improve your English
Requirements
  • No prior knowledge
Description

**Please watch the PREVIEW VIDEOS before you buy this course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

If you want to get a high band score in IELTS Speaking and Writing, then this is the course for you. Not only will it help you with your IELTS preparation, but also improve your English as well. 

The course includes:

  • 35 videos - more than 1000 example sentences included

  • 35 quizzes

  • 20 hours of study

Knowing and using a wide range of vocabulary for IELTS is essential and in this course you will learn a wide range of useful words that will help you with both IELTS Speaking and Writing.

This course has been written and presented by former IELTS examiners and native speakers of English.

**Please watch the PREVIEW VIDEOS before you buy this course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

Who this course is for:
  • Pre-intermediate students and above
Course content
Expand 35 lectures 18:08:12
+ Vocabulary Lessons
35 lectures 18:08:12

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Enormous; enormously; enormity 
  • To overlook overlooked 
  • Corresponding; to correspond
  • Wholehearted; wholeheartedly   
  • Flexible; inflexible; flexibility; inflexibility; flexibly
  • Approximately; an approximation
  • To reinforce; the reinforcement
  • Likely; unlikely; likelihood
  • Standard; standard of living
  • To underline
Preview 27:21

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 1 - Quiz 1
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Expenditure; to expend
  • Additionally; in addition; additional; to add
  • Theoretically; theoretical; to theorize; a theory; in theory
  • To manipulate; manipulation; manipulative
  • Valid; invalid; validity; to invalidate; to validate
  • Evident; evidence; evidently
  • Respectively; respective
  • To praise; praise; praiseworthy
  • To depend; dependent; independent; dependence; independence
  • Guidelines
Preview 26:06

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 2 - Quiz 2
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Predominantly; predominant; predominance; to predominate 
  • To obtain; obtainable; unobtainable 
  • Ambiguous; unambiguous; ambiguity 
  • Effect; to affect; effective; ineffective; effectiveness; ineffectiveness; effectively
  • Noteworthy; to note; notable; notably; noticeably
  • Worryingly; worry; worried; worrying; to worry
  • To ensure; to assure; an assurance
  • Involved; involvement; to involve
  • To tend; tendency
  • To decide; a decision; decisively; indecisively; decided; decidedly
Lesson 3
27:44

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 3 - Quiz 3
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To follow; following; following on; followed by; followers
  • A thesis
  • To enable; able to; unable to; ability; inability
  • Summary; in summary; to sum up; to summarize 
  • Whatsoever
  • Through; throughout
  • Thus
  • To overcome
  • To participate; participation; participants; participating
  • Complex; complexity 
Lesson 4
23:27

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 4 - Quiz 4
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Particular; in particular; particularly
  • To measure; measures; immeasurable; immeasurably; measurably
  • Mechanism
  • To transform; transformation; transformative
  • To admit; admittedly
  • To trigger; a trigger
  • Principle; in principle; principal; principally
  • Underlying
  • To equate; equal; equally; unequally; equality; inequality; equivalent
  • Adequate; inadequate; inadequacy; adequately
Lesson 5
27:10

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 5 - Quiz 5
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Therefore
  • Exponential; exponentially
  • Huge; hugely; hugeness
  • Features
  • To implement; an implementation
  • To assess; self-assessment; assessment
  • Fluctuations; to fluctuate; fluctuating
  • A pattern 
  • To mean; a meaning; meant to; meaningful; meaningless
  • To evaluate; an evaluation
Lesson 6
23:50

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 6 - Quiz 6
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To intervene; an intervention
  • A perspective 
  • To justify; a justification; justified; unjustified; justifiable; unjustifiable; justifiably; unjustifiably 
  • Fundamental; fundamentally
  • Constantly; constant
  • To eliminate; an elimination
  • Considerable; inconsiderable; considerably; to consider; consideration 
  • An achievement; to achieve; achievable; unachievable; high-achievers; over-achievers; under-achievers
  • To constitute
  • A minority; minor
Lesson 7
27:56

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 7 - Quiz 7
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • A prediction; to predict; predictable; unpredictable; unpredictability; predictably; unpredictably
  • A definition; to define; definitive; definitively
  • Acrimonious; acrimony
  • To demonstrate; a demonstration; demonstrable; demonstrably 
  • To threaten; a threat; threatening
  • To contradict; a contradiction; contradictory 
  • Advances; to advance; advanced
  • Thereby 
  • Infrastructure 
  • To estimate; estimated; an estimation
Lesson 8
34:03

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 8 - Quiz 8
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Contrary
  • A trend 
  • Contemporary; contemporaries; contemporaneously 
  • Overwhelming; overwhelmingly; to overwhelm
  • To illustrate; an illustration
  • To doubt; doubt; doubtful; dubious; undoubted; undoubtedly; without a shadow of a doubt
  • A conviction; convinced; convincing; unconvincing; convincingly; to convince
  • Whereas 
  • Especially 
  • To acquire; an acquisition; acquisitive 
Lesson 9
28:42

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 9 - Quiz 9
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Counterproductive 
  • To eradicate; the eradication
  • To criticise; criticism; critics; critical; overcritical; uncritical; critically
  • To dispute; a dispute; disputable; indisputable; disputed; indisputably
  • Furthermore; further; far; by far
  • To guarantee; a guarantee; guaranteed
  • To harm; harm; harmful; harmless
  • Hence 
  • To oppose; opposed; opposition; an opponent; opposite; opposing
  • A combination; to combine; combined
Lesson 10
29:28

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 10 - Quiz 10
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To impact; an impact
  • To vary; a variety; variations; variable; varied; invariably
  • Associated; to associate; an association 
  • Cynical; a cynic; cynicism
  • Intrinsic; intrinsically 
  • To debate; a debate; debatable; hotly-debated; debatably
  • A method; a methodology
  • Criteria 
  • Preceding; unprecedented; a precedent
  • To acknowledge; an acknowledgement
Lesson 11
29:11

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 11 - Quiz 11
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Erroneous; erroneously; to err; an error
  • Despite; in spite of; although; even though
  • Implications; implicit; implicitly; to imply 
  • Components 
  • Vehemently; vehement; vehemence
  • Likewise
  • Precise; imprecise; precisely; precision 
  • Temporary; temporarily
  • To maintain; maintenance
  • Latter; the latter
Lesson 12
34:42

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 12 - Quiz 12
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To appreciate; an appreciation; appreciably
  • Controversial; controversially; a controversy; uncontroversial 
  • An approach; to approach
  • Fervently; fervent
  • To prevent; prevention; preventable; unpreventable; preventative
  • To cooperate; cooperation; cooperative; uncooperative; cooperatively; uncooperatively
  • An argument; a counterargument; to argue; arguable; arguably
  • Legitimate; legitimately
  • Entirely; entire; entirety 
  • Sufficiently; sufficient; to suffice; insufficient
Lesson 13
33:11

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 13 - Quiz 13
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Ambivalent; ambivalence
  • To deny; denier; denial; undeniable; undeniably
  • To conceive; conceivable; conceivably; inconceivable; concept
  • To accumulate; an accumulation
  • To highlight; a highlight
  • Empirical 
  • Whereby 
  • An advantage; a disadvantage; to take advantage; advantageous; disadvantageous
  • To contrast; a contrast; contrasting; contrastingly; in contrast
  •  Feasible; feasibility; unfeasible; unfeasibly 

Lesson 14
28:43

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 14 - Quiz 14
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Widespread; to spread
  • To occur; an occurrence; recurring; to recur; recurrent
  • Circumstances 
  • Worthwhile; worth
  • To tackle
  • An explanation; to explain; inexplicable; unexplained; inexplicably
  • To impose; an imposition
  • Tangible; tangibly
  • The probability; the improbability; probable; improbable; probably
  • A hypothesis; hypothetical; hypothetically
Lesson 15
30:37

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 15 - Quiz 15
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To identify; identification
  • A contribution; to contribute
  • An ideology; ideological; ideologically
  • Previously; previous
  • To resolve; a resolution; unresolved; resolvable; unresolvable 
  • An analogy; analogous 
  • Catastrophic; a catastrophe
  • A viewpoint; a view
  • Certain; certainly; certainty; uncertainty; to ascertain
  • An extent; extensive; extensively
Lesson 16
32:09

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 16 - Quiz 16
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To challenge; a challenge; challenging
  • Technology; technological; technologically
  • Consequently; consequent; a consequence
  • Potentially; potential; a potential
  • To analyze; an analysis
  • A context 
  • Subsequently; subsequent
  • To undertake; an undertaking
  • Restrictions; to restrict 
  • Compatible; compatibility; incompatible; incompatibility 
Lesson 17
33:13

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 17 - Quiz 17
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • A percentage; percent
  • A distinction; to distinguish; distinguished; distinctive; indistinguishable 
  • A strategy
  • A phenomenon; phenomenal; phenomenally
  • Draconian 
  • To comprehend; comprehensible; incomprehensible; comprehensive
  • Notwithstanding 
  • To comprise 
  • A drawback
  • To advocate; an advocate
Lesson 18
30:58

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 18 - Quiz 18
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • The economy; an economist; Economics; economic; to economize
  • Quantitative; a quantity; to quantify; quantifiable; unquantifiable 
  • Radical; radically; to radicalize
  • To lessen
  • An expansion; to expand; expanded
  • To promote; a promotion 
  • Expectations; to expect; unexpected; unexpectedly
  • Institutions; institutional
  • An alteration; to alter; unalterable
  • An incentive; to incentivize
Lesson 19
34:02

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 19 - Quiz 19
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Appropriate; inappropriate; appropriately; inappropriately; appropriateness 
  • To compare; a comparison; in comparison; comparatively
  • To innovate; an innovation; innovative 
  • To exploit; exploitation; exploitative; exploitable 
  • Prompt; promptly; promptness; to prompt
  • Frankly; frank; frankness
  • To interpret; an interpretation
  • Ongoing 
  • To commence; the commencement
  • To imagine; imagination; an image; imaginative; unimaginative; unimaginable; unimaginably 
Lesson 20
32:10

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 20 - Quiz 20
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To accept; acceptance; acceptable; unacceptable; unacceptably
  • An outcome
  • Dramatically; dramatic
  • Mere; merely
  • The environment; environmental; environmentally; environmentally-friendly 
  • To contemplate
  • Skeptical; skepticism; a sceptic
  • To incorporate; the incorporation
  • To modify; modifications; modified 
  • Seemingly; seeming; to seem
Lesson 21
33:27

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 21 - Quiz 21
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To react; a reaction
  • Negligible; negligibly 
  • To respond; a response; responsive; respondents 
  • To clarify; clarification
  • A point; a point of view; pointless
  • Coherent; incoherent; coherently; coherence
  • Forthcoming; hence; henceforth; forthwith
  • To discuss; a discussion
  • Nevertheless 
  • To represent; representation; under-represented
Lesson 22
28:36

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 22 - Quiz 22
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • The majority; major
  • To concern; concerned; concerning; concerns 
  • Proportion; proportionally
  • An objective; objective; objectively 
  • To exceed; an excess; excessive; excessively; exceedingly
  • Insight; insightful
  • To consist of
  • Obvious; obviously
  • To derive
  • Numerous; innumerable 
Lesson 23
32:28

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 23 - Quiz 23
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Literally 
  • Permanent; permanently
  • To establish; the establishment; well-established; established
  • To mention; aforementioned 
  • Awareness; aware; unaware; awareness-raising
  • Plausible; implausible; plausibly; plausibility
  • Somewhat; somehow 
  • A policy; a politician; a policy-maker; politics; political; politically
  • To examine; an examination       
  • To assert; an assertion 
Lesson 24
34:46

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 24 - Quiz 24
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Detrimental; the detriment
  • A question; to question; questionable; unquestionably; in question
  • Counterparts 
  • To benefit; a benefit; beneficial
  • Discrimination; to discriminate 
  • To explore; exploration
  • To focus; a focus
  • Available; unavailable; the availability; the unavailability 
  • Permission; to permit; permissible; 
  • A belief; disbelief; a believer; a non-believer; believable; unbelievable; unbelievably 
Lesson 25
31:29

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 25 - Quiz 25
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To emerge; emerging; the emergence
  • Marked; markedly
  • A conclusion; in conclusion; to conclude; conclusive; conclusively
  • To outweigh; to weigh up; weight
  • A similarity; similar; dissimilar; similarly
  • Initial; initially
  • To connect; a connection; well-connected; inter-connected; unconnected
  • Requirements; to require; required; requisite
  • To account for; account; accountable; unaccountable; unaccountably; accountability
  • To blame; the blame; blameless; blameworthy
Lesson 26
36:08

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 26 - Quiz 26
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To consider; consideration 
  • Preliminary
  • Inevitable; inevitably; the inevitability
  • Prior; a priority; prioritize 
  • To prohibit; prohibition; prohibited; prohibitively 
  • To increase; an increase; increasing; increasingly 
  • To propose; a proposal; a proponent
  • To assume; an assumption
  • To publicize; publicity; to publish; the public; the general public; members of the public; public; in public; publicly
  • Qualitative; the quality
Lesson 27
30:33

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 27 - Quiz 27
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To range; a range
  • An exception; except; exceptional; exceptionally
  • To reiterate; the reiteration
  • A philosophy 
  • To urge; urgent; urgently; urgency
  • To reject; rejection
  • Repercussions 
  • Extraordinary; extraordinarily
  • Factors 
  • To persist; persistent; persistently 
Lesson 28
33:18

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 28 - Quiz 28
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To rely; reliable; unreliable; reliably; reliability; unreliability
  • Importance; important; unimportant; importantly
  • Pejorative; pejoratively
  • Inherent; inherently; to inherit
  • Resources; well-resourced; poorly-resourced
  • A process; to process; processed
  • To diminish; diminishing; undiminished
  • A possibility; an impossibility; possible; impossible; possibly; impossibly
  • To reveal; revealing; revealingly
  • To scrutinize; scrutiny 
Lesson 29
35:41

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 29 - Quiz 29
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • Former 
  • Astonishingly; astonishment; astonishing; astonished; to astonish
  • Sector 
  • Significance; Significant; insignificant; significantly; to signify 
  • To indicate; an indication; indicative
  • Albeit 
  • To regard; regard; regardless
  • To influence; an influence; influential
  • An alternative; alternative; alternatively 
  • A solution; to solve; solvable; insoluble 
Lesson 30
33:23

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 30 - Quiz 30
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To maximize; the maximization; maximum; maximal
  • The prospect; prospective
  • Specific; specifically; to specify; unspecified
  • The merits; the demerits; to merit; merited; unmerited; meritocratic; a meritocracy 
  • Statistics; statistical; statistically
  • Legislation; to legislate; to legalize; the legalization
  • To relate; a relationship; related; unrelated; relative; relatively
  • Relevance; irrelevance; relevant; irrelevant
  • Apparent; apparently; to appear; an appearance
  • Utterly; utter
Lesson 31
34:45

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 31 - Quiz 31
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To minimize; the minimization; minimal; minimum; the minimum
  • Responsible; responsibility; irresponsible; irresponsibility irresponsibly
  • To emphasize; an emphasis
  • Research; to research; researchers
  • So-called 
  • Incidence; incidences 
  • To perceive; the perception; perceptible; perceptibly; imperceptibly 
  • Revenue 
  • A scenario
  • Remarkable; remarkably
Lesson 32
31:29

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 32 - Quiz 32
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To counter; counterarguments; counterintuitive
  • Ramifications
  • Arbitrary
  • To collapse; a collapse
  • To enhance; enhancement
  • Insurmountable; surmountable; insurmountably; to surmount
  • Reluctant; reluctantly; reluctance
  • Unique; uniquely; uniqueness
  • To contend; contentious 
  • Consistent; inconsistent; consistently; inconsistently
Lesson 33
27:33

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 33 - Quiz 33
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • An option; optional; to opt 
  • A decline; to decline; declining
  • Scientific; unscientific; a scientist; a non-scientist; science
  • To develop; a development; developing; developed; under-developed 
  • To encourage; encouragement; encouraging; encouragingly; to discourage; discouragement; discouraging; discouragingly
  • A reason; reasonable; unreasonable; reasonably; unreasonably; to reason 
  • Popular; unpopular; popularity; unpopularity; the population
  • The purpose; on purpose; purposeful; purposefully; purposeless; purposelessness
  • An issue; to issue 
  • A dilemma
Lesson 34
36:01

Now, try and complete the following sentences with the correct word/words.

Lesson 34 - Quiz 34
10 questions

The vocabulary in this lesson:

  • To support; support; a supporter; supportive; unsupportive
  • Pleasure; pleasant; unpleasant; pleasing; pleasingly; to please
  • Whatever; whenever; wherever; whoever; whichever; however
  • To agree; to disagree; an agreement; a disagreement
  • To perplex; perplexed; perplexing
  • To satisfy; satisfied; satisfying; unsatisfied; dissatisfied; unsatisfying; satisfactory; unsatisfactory; satisfaction; dissatisfaction 
  • To intend; intended; an intention; intentionally
  • A decrease; to decrease; decreasing
  • to correct; correct; incorrect; correctly; incorrectly 
  • a warning; a warning sign; to warn
Preview 33:52
Lesson 35 - Quiz 35
10 questions