Academic Word List - Group 1

Posted by on January 24, 2016


Academic Word List 1 - IELTS Vocab

The Academic Word List is a specialized list of words that one is likely to encounter while engaging in academic situations such as reading text books, listening to lectures or having conversations at the academic level. It is necessary to master this list of words in order to perform well on the IELTS and TOEFL exam.

Best practice is for you to download the file and then practice writing sentences with the words from the list. You also need to be comfortable with other forms of the words.

 

We've included an exercise section below as well which should help test your ability to use the words in the context of a sentence.

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1. You need to _______________ your topic more fully before you start writing your paper.
2. Arguing only _______________ more problems.
3. I had to do some _______________ in the library for my history paper.
4. I find it hard to _______________ with her because she has so much and I have so little.
5. It proved difficult to _______________ the source of the problem.
6. When determining which medicine to prescribe, a doctor must take into account many _______________ , such as the age and weight of the patient.
7. Only people with a high _______________ can afford to live in this neighborhood.
8. Cleaner air is a _______________ of living in the country.
9. She had dreamed of winning the award, but she was surprised when it actually _______________ .
10. A healthy diet would _______________ you greatly.
11. These students will be honored for their _______________ achievements as well as for their work on this project as a team.
12. They _______________ on the project for weeks.
13. Her _______________ of the painting helped explain why it is considered a masterpiece.
14. The Earth being round was a novel _______________ to many in the fifteenth century.
15. The crime was witnessed by several _______________ .
16. He _______________ a magnificent work of art for the town hall.
17. I don't _______________ well if I don't get enough sleep.
18. Blood _______________ from the wounds.
19. Listening to the confession of sins is one of the _______________ of a Catholic priest.
20. The mysteries are in the top _______________ of the bookcase.
21. They are _______________ ways to increase the use of solar power.
22. Your _______________ of a good marriage is not the same as mine.
23. She _______________ him as the man who had robbed the store.
24. I asked you to come here for a _______________ reason.
25. The army overthrew the government and seized all _______________ .
26. They were able to stop the _______________ of fluid from the wound.
27. The closing down of the factory was the _______________ of the town's woes.
28. The couple had gotten into _______________ difficulty and needed a loan from the bank.
29. Several _______________ led to the weakening of the economy.
30. Wheat is an _______________ commodity.
31. Establishing a new business _______________ risk.
32. A person of _______________ can't always comply with an unjust law.
33. Her _______________ of writing a novel begins with getting an idea and sketching it out.
34. The heart _______________ by pumping blood.
35. The word "test" has a _______________ meaning in the area of statistics.
36. That style of shoe is no longer _______________ .
37. Put a scoop of ice cream on the plate with each _______________ of cake.
38. Japan _______________ cars to the United States and other countries all over the world.
39. He decided to test out his _______________ .
40. The _______________ of pollutants from the factory into the stream has caused the death of most of the fish.
41. Poorly written instructions were the _______________ of the confusion.
42. They _______________ the business in 1918, and it's still running successfully.
43. I _______________ that he could answer my calculus question because he had been a math professor.
44. There are many _______________ that effect the current climate change
45. The _______________ of government funds is often impeded by corruption.
46. We use the _______________ "one-half base times height," or "bh/2," to find the area of a triangle.
47. a four _______________ decline in prices.
48. He is in the _______________ business.
49. In the political _______________ of the time, it was dangerous to write books criticizing the government.
50. They are ruthless and have no _______________ .
51. Are there any apartments _______________ in this building?
52. Buying a weapon is not a _______________ act in that country.
53. Many medicines have ingredients that are _______________ from plants.
54. Every _______________ has his or her own hopes and desires.
55. a _______________ inability to tell the truth.
56. I can't understand the _______________ language in this document.
57. These crimes are _______________ acts and are unrelated to each other.
58. Accidents frequently _______________ at this intersection.
59. Playing on the team _______________ a considerable investment of time.
60. The number of people who die from smoking-related conditions is an important and useful _______________ .
61. Are these laws based on the _______________ of liberty and justice for all citizens?
62. The _______________ proportion of voters were opposed to the new law.
63. Every attempt has been made to make the mine a safe _______________ for workers.
64. They will receive ten _______________ of the profits.
65. Rockets were _______________ into the skies.
66. She _______________ for a large addition to her house.
67. With the warm light, the soft curtains, and the comfortable chairs, they tried to make the doctor's waiting room a pleasant _______________ .
68. She _______________ the apples into quarters.
69. I understand, so don't _______________ the point.
70. Most of the restaurants are in this _______________ of town.
71. A judge has the _______________ to perform marriages.
72. The new computers _______________ data at very high speeds.
73. Jobs will have to come from the private _______________ of employment.
74. We were not allowed to enter the Russian _______________ of the city without authorization.
75. The police still have no solid _______________ to back up their theory.
76. The citizens discussed various _______________ at the town meeting.
77. The new government pledged to _______________ more jobs.
78. They _______________ an agreement in which his company would pay them half the money now and half when the work was finished.
79. They decided to use a _______________ adviser to help them decide how to invest their money.
80. I _______________ only a bed to sleep in; I don't need a hotel with a swimming pool.
81. I _______________ the length of the room to be close to thirty feet.
82. As the principal, she has the greatest amount of _______________ in this school.
83. A new division of the police department was _______________ to deal with this problem.
84. What is your _______________ of the situation?
85. The researchers have collected a vast amount of _______________ .
86. _______________ about the U.S. population is collected every ten years.
87. She's never happy when his work _______________ his spending a lot of time traveling.
88. A human cell is a complicated _______________ .
89. She's _______________ in mathematics. (Cf. minor.)
90. The diplomats worked to _______________ stronger ties between the two nations.
91. He was brought up in an _______________ in which education was highly valued.
92. Berlin was _______________ into four zones after the war.
93. Exercise provides many _______________ for your health.
94. He really can't _______________ since his wife died.
95. The government instituted a _______________ of restricting the money supply.
96. The _______________ of a paper clip is to fasten things together.
97. I hope this advice _______________ you in some way.
98. Retiring early _______________ substantial savings.
99. The chef has _______________ three new dishes.
100. There is a wrong and right _______________ to every part of the constitution.
101. We can't make a decision until we know all the _______________ about what happened.
102. More _______________ needs to be carried out before a cure can be found for this disease.
103. Physical Education is a _______________ course in many schools.
104. My father was a _______________ in the army.
105. Babies _______________ a great deal of attention.
106. The company's _______________ is to fire an employee after two warnings about being late.
107. He has an exciting _______________ of teaching the guitar to young students.
108. I wish there were some easy _______________ for raising children.
109. He decided to go into the _______________ profession.
110. Our company will begin _______________ to Europe next year.
111. We practiced that _______________ of the song over and over.
112. Lawyers for the two companies are negotiating a _______________ between them.
113. We _______________ using these charts.
114. An assembly-line _______________ made the mass production of automobiles possible.
115. Use commas to separate _______________ items in a series.
116. The city cannot _______________ without electricity.
117. The _______________ states that the work must be completed within two years.
118. We asked the carpenter to _______________ how much the new garage would cost.
119. Her decision to quit was influenced by several _______________ , not just the fact that she was passed up for a promotion.
120. A new edition of the book was _______________ by the publishers in August.
121. The hostile _______________ of the prison plunged him into depression.
122. You will have to do as the law _______________ .
123. The _______________ of fruits is important to the Mexican economy.
124. The element of surprise was an important _______________ in determining the outcome of the battle.
125. Clearing the land for farming required vast amounts of _______________ .
126. The factory _______________ its waste into the river.
127. It was four o'clock Monday afternoon, so I _______________ she was still at work.
128. Having recently lost her own spouse, she _______________ with this man in his grief.
129. There will be a meeting to discuss _______________ with respect to the reorganization of the company.
130. a _______________ form of government.
131. If you want your bread to turn out the same every time, you need to follow the recipe in a _______________ manner.
132. These _______________ point to an interesting conclusion.
133. Learning to teach competitive English is a very _______________ process.
134. A good dictionary will provide more than one _______________ for a word.
135. The job _______________ dealing with customers and placing orders.
136. Three is fifty _______________ of six.
137. The star of the show wants to change the terms of her _______________ with the studio.
138. You should look over your _______________ to see what kind of damage to your house you are covered for.
139. By my _______________ , we hiked about fifteen miles today.
140. The farmers eventually developed more efficient _______________ of growing crops.
141. Scientists have been searching for _______________ of life on distant planets.
142. From what source did you _______________ that information?
143. You _______________ your essay very logically.
144. Scientists have been _______________ for some time now, but they haven't found an answer.
145. It was just an example; I wasn't referring to any _______________ incident.
146. Did you have a _______________ person in mind when you bought this gift?
147. You will certainly _______________ from getting a college education.
148. The candidate did not want to _______________ himself with any radical organizations.
149. She took on another job to increase her _______________ .
150. The English word "archaeology" _______________ from Greek.
151. The company was looking for an exciting _______________ that would increase sales of its cars.
152. She _______________ the burden of caring for his aging mother without complaining.
153. Her writing style is _______________ across all her novels.
154. The _______________ condition of the world is in a dire condition.
155. The statements in your summary should be _______________ with all the points you've made earlier in your essay.
156. He was tired from his _______________ in the fields.
157. The institute is conducting _______________ on the benefits of sleep.
Quiz Answers
1. You need to    research     your topic more fully before you start writing your paper.
2. Arguing only     creates     more problems.
3. I had to do some    research     in the library for my history paper.
4. I find it hard to    identify     with her because she has so much and I have so little.
5. It proved difficult to    identify     the source of the problem.
6. When determining which medicine to prescribe, a doctor must take into account many    variables    , such as the age and weight of the patient.
7. Only people with a high     income      can afford to live in this neighborhood.
8. Cleaner air is a     benefit     of living in the country.
9. She had dreamed of winning the award, but she was surprised when it actually    occurred     .
10. A healthy diet would     benefit     you greatly.
11. These students will be honored for their   individual    achievements as well as for their work on this project as a team.
12. They     labored     on the project for weeks.
13. Her    analysis     of the painting helped explain why it is considered a masterpiece.
14. The Earth being round was a novel     concept     to many in the fifteenth century.
15. The crime was witnessed by several   individuals   .
16. He     created     a magnificent work of art for the town hall.
17. I don't    function     well if I don't get enough sleep.
18. Blood     issued      from the wounds.
19. Listening to the confession of sins is one of the    functions    of a Catholic priest.
20. The mysteries are in the top     section     of the bookcase.
21. They are   researching   ways to increase the use of solar power.
22. Your     concept     of a good marriage is not the same as mine.
23. She   identified    him as the man who had robbed the store.
24. I asked you to come here for a    specific     reason.
25. The army overthrew the government and seized all    authority    .
26. They were able to stop the      issue      of fluid from the wound.
27. The closing down of the factory was the     source      of the town's woes.
28. The couple had gotten into    financial    difficulty and needed a loan from the bank.
29. Several     factors     led to the weakening of the economy.
30. Wheat is an     export      commodity.
31. Establishing a new business    involves     risk.
32. A person of    principle    can't always comply with an unjust law.
33. Her     process     of writing a novel begins with getting an idea and sketching it out.
34. The heart    functions    by pumping blood.
35. The word "test" has a    specific     meaning in the area of statistics.
36. That style of shoe is no longer    available    .
37. Put a scoop of ice cream on the plate with each     section     of cake.
38. Japan     exports     cars to the United States and other countries all over the world.
39. He decided to test out his     theory      .
40. The      issue      of pollutants from the factory into the stream has caused the death of most of the fish.
41. Poorly written instructions were the     source      of the confusion.
42. They   established   the business in 1918, and it's still running successfully.
43. I     assumed     that he could answer my calculus question because he had been a math professor.
44. There are many    variables    that effect the current climate change
45. The  distribution   of government funds is often impeded by corruption.
46. We use the     formula     "one-half base times height," or "bh/2," to find the area of a triangle.
47. a four     percent     decline in prices.
48. He is in the     export      business.
49. In the political   environment   of the time, it was dangerous to write books criticizing the government.
50. They are ruthless and have no   principles    .
51. Are there any apartments    available    in this building?
52. Buying a weapon is not a      legal      act in that country.
53. Many medicines have ingredients that are     derived     from plants.
54. Every   individual    has his or her own hopes and desires.
55. a constitutional  inability to tell the truth.
56. I can't understand the      legal      language in this document.
57. These crimes are   individual    acts and are unrelated to each other.
58. Accidents frequently      occur      at this intersection.
59. Playing on the team    involves     a considerable investment of time.
60. The number of people who die from smoking-related conditions is an important and useful      datum      .
61. Are these laws based on the   principles    of liberty and justice for all citizens?
62. The      major      proportion of voters were opposed to the new law.
63. Every attempt has been made to make the mine a safe   environment   for workers.
64. They will receive ten     percent     of the profits.
65. Rockets were     issued      into the skies.
66. She   contracted    for a large addition to her house.
67. With the warm light, the soft curtains, and the comfortable chairs, they tried to make the doctor's waiting room a pleasant   environment   .
68. She    sectioned    the apples into quarters.
69. I understand, so don't      labor      the point.
70. Most of the restaurants are in this     section     of town.
71. A judge has the    authority    to perform marriages.
72. The new computers    processed    data at very high speeds.
73. Jobs will have to come from the private     sector      of employment.
74. We were not allowed to enter the Russian     sector      of the city without authorization.
75. The police still have no solid    evidence     to back up their theory.
76. The citizens discussed various     issues      at the town meeting.
77. The new government pledged to     create      more jobs.
78. They   contracted    an agreement in which his company would pay them half the money now and half when the work was finished.
79. They decided to use a    financial    adviser to help them decide how to invest their money.
80. I     require     only a bed to sleep in; I don't need a hotel with a swimming pool.
81. I    estimated    the length of the room to be close to thirty feet.
82. As the principal, she has the greatest amount of    authority    in this school.
83. A new division of the police department was     created     to deal with this problem.
84. What is your   assessment    of the situation?
85. The researchers have collected a vast amount of      data       .
86.      Data       about the U.S. population is collected every ten years.
87. She's never happy when his work    involves     his spending a lot of time traveling.
88. A human cell is a complicated    structure    .
89. She's    majoring     in mathematics. (Cf. minor.)
90. The diplomats worked to    establish    stronger ties between the two nations.
91. He was brought up in an   environment   in which education was highly valued.
92. Berlin was    sectored     into four zones after the war.
93. Exercise provides many    benefits     for your health.
94. He really can't    function     since his wife died.
95. The government instituted a     policy      of restricting the money supply.
96. The    function     of a paper clip is to fasten things together.
97. I hope this advice    benefits     you in some way.
98. Retiring early    requires     substantial savings.
99. The chef has     created     three new dishes.
100. There is a wrong and right interpretation  to every part of the constitution.
101. We can't make a decision until we know all the    specifics    about what happened.
102. More    research     needs to be carried out before a cure can be found for this disease.
103. Physical Education is a    required     course in many schools.
104. My father was a      major      in the army.
105. Babies     require     a great deal of attention.
106. The company's     policy      is to fire an employee after two warnings about being late.
107. He has an exciting     method      of teaching the guitar to young students.
108. I wish there were some easy     formula     for raising children.
109. He decided to go into the      legal      profession.
110. Our company will begin    exporting    to Europe next year.
111. We practiced that     section     of the song over and over.
112. Lawyers for the two companies are negotiating a    contract     between them.
113. We    estimate     using these charts.
114. An assembly-line     process     made the mass production of automobiles possible.
115. Use commas to separate   individual    items in a series.
116. The city cannot    function     without electricity.
117. The    contract     states that the work must be completed within two years.
118. We asked the carpenter to    estimate     how much the new garage would cost.
119. Her decision to quit was influenced by several     factors     , not just the fact that she was passed up for a promotion.
120. A new edition of the book was     issued      by the publishers in August.
121. The hostile   environment   of the prison plunged him into depression.
122. You will have to do as the law    requires     .
123. The     export      of fruits is important to the Mexican economy.
124. The element of surprise was an important     factor      in determining the outcome of the battle.
125. Clearing the land for farming required vast amounts of      labor      .
126. The factory     issued      its waste into the river.
127. It was four o'clock Monday afternoon, so I     assumed     she was still at work.
128. Having recently lost her own spouse, she   identified    with this man in his grief.
129. There will be a meeting to discuss    procedure    with respect to the reorganization of the company.
130. a constitutional  form of government.
131. If you want your bread to turn out the same every time, you need to follow the recipe in a   consistent    manner.
132. These      data       point to an interesting conclusion.
133. Learning to teach competitive English is a very    involved     process.
134. A good dictionary will provide more than one   definition    for a word.
135. The job    involves     dealing with customers and placing orders.
136. Three is fifty     percent     of six.
137. The star of the show wants to change the terms of her    contract     with the studio.
138. You should look over your     policy      to see what kind of damage to your house you are covered for.
139. By my    estimate     , we hiked about fifteen miles today.
140. The farmers eventually developed more efficient     methods     of growing crops.
141. Scientists have been searching for    evidence     of life on distant planets.
142. From what source did you     derive      that information?
143. You   structured    your essay very logically.
144. Scientists have been   researching   for some time now, but they haven't found an answer.
145. It was just an example; I wasn't referring to any    specific     incident.
146. Did you have a    specific     person in mind when you bought this gift?
147. You will certainly     benefit     from getting a college education.
148. The candidate did not want to    identify     himself with any radical organizations.
149. She took on another job to increase her     income      .
150. The English word "archaeology"     derives     from Greek.
151. The company was looking for an exciting     concept     that would increase sales of its cars.
152. She     assumed     the burden of caring for his aging mother without complaining.
153. Her writing style is   consistent    across all her novels.
154. The    economic     condition of the world is in a dire condition.
155. The statements in your summary should be   consistent    with all the points you've made earlier in your essay.
156. He was tired from his      labor      in the fields.
157. The institute is conducting    research     on the benefits of sleep.



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