An internationally recognized English proficiency test called the International English Language Testing System is taken by students planning to pursue international studies or jobs overseas. The test gauges a candidate's proficiency in English using four different criteria: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
IELTS Vocabulary is not evaluated as a separate module on the test, but it does account for 25% of your overall Writing and Speaking score, making it crucial. Your ability to employ a wide variety of relevant language and to use it correctly will be evaluated by the examiners.
Here is a list of vocabulary words for the IELTS exam that applicants can use as part of their preparation, and remember to achieve a high score in all skills, especially IELTS writing, you must understand how to paraphrase effectively and prevent errors. It is crucial to know which words to repeat and which to rephrase. Candidates who want to get a band score of 7 or higher need to have a large vocabulary because it will allow them to talk about a variety of subjects. Inability to use the proper words is a big flaw that might lower one's total score.
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Topic List for IELTS Vocabulary
For the IELTS exam, we have compiled a list of the most recent and popular themes. Vocabulary words with their definition and usage are included in the following list of topic-specific vocabulary words.
- Another Topic IELTS Vocabulary
|Quarrel with||Dispute or disagree with
|Few people would quarrel with these proposals, but
I think there are other possibilities.
|Romp in||Win easily||She is riding the fastest horse and is certain to romp in home|
|Salt away||to save something, often money, secretly||He salted away a fortune over the years and no one ever knew!|
|Venture forth||Leave somewhere safe or
|Now that you have completed your degrees, you are all ready to venture forth into the world and truly begin the rest of your lives!
|Stick with||Not change something||We’d better stick with our basic idea.|
|Tee off||Start or launch an event||The new project will tee off next month.|
|Go by||if time goes by, it passes||Last month went by so fast.
|Kick back||Relax||At 5:00 we can kick back and forget about work.
|Limber up for||Prepare for something that
will require a great effort
|They are limbering up for the end of the
|Measure against||Evaluate or judge by
|We measure our achievements against the highest standards.
|Pass over||Ignore, refuse to discuss||Bill was upset about being passed over for the marketing job.|
|Peel away||From Leave a group by
moving in a different
|They peeled away from the crowd and
went down a side road
Idioms can be confusing to non-native English speakers since they are phrases with a different meaning than the spoken words. However, they are fairly frequent in the English language, thus it is essential that you understand about them.
However, applicants must not utilize idioms without comprehending their meaning, as doing so will result in a mark deduction. Therefore, candidates should only utilize it in tasks when they are certain in its meaning and context.
We have developed a list of frequent idioms for the speaking component of the IELTS. Remember that their right use will result in a high band score.
- A drop in the ocean
- Actions speak louder than words
- Blessing in disguise
- Call it a day
- Change one’s mind
- I hit the ceiling
- If my memory serves me well
- It makes my blood boil
- Once in a blue moon
- Over the moon
- Piece of cake
- Pull your eggs in one basket
- To be like a dog with two tails
- To be on cloud nine
- To be on the top of the world
When you speaking or write in English, being able to collocate correctly is crucial, and the examiner will be looking for your proficiency in this area.
Learning new words in isolation is not recommended. As an alternative, you should look up additional words that are synonyms for the new word you are learning.
Verb & noun
- Have a drink – get something to drink
- Have breakfast / lunch / dinner – eat something for a meal
- Have a good time – enjoy yourself
- Break a record – achieve a new record
- Break a leg – to do well
Verb & adverb
- badly damage - The hurricane badly damaged the whole area.
- badly hurt/injure - Two children were badly injured in the accident.
- badly need - Most of the refugees badly needed food and medicine.
- closely examine - The police officer closely examined the footprints.
- completely forget - Jack completely forgot his wife's birthday.
Adverb & adjective
- absolutely delighted - Carla was absolutely delighted to win first prize.
- actively involved - They are both actively involved in politics.
- badly injured - Several passengers were badly injured in the accident.
- bitterly cold - They set off on a bitterly cold winter morning.
- bitterly disappointed - Sam was bitterly disappointed with the result.
Adjective & noun
- The doctor ordered him to take regular exercise.
- The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
- He was writhing on the ground in excruciating pain.
Noun & noun
- Let's give Mr Jones a round of applause.
- The ceasefire agreement came into effect at 11am.
- I'd like to buy two bars of soap please.
List of Useful vocabulary for IELTS
- Another reason
- At the moment
- For example
- For instance
- I reckon
- I suppose
- I think
- In the past
- It was caused
- Right now
- Such as
- These days
- When I was younger
- Years ago