List of Essential Words That You Need to Be Familiar With in the IELTS

What makes a good sentence? There are certain factors to consider in making a good sentence: the arrangement of words, the kind of sentence construction and most importantly, the vocabulary used in the sentence. Ideas are expressed well when right words are used together in a sentence. Hence, we can somehow say that vocabulary is the basic foundation of communication. There are a lot of words in the English language. Knowing all of them could take a lifetime to all English language learners. For those who are taking an English proficiency exam such as the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System examination, learning new words for the test is a top priority.

Here are some essential words one must be familiar with for the IELTS test:

  1. Bachelor – an unmarried man; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges.


My uncle is still a bachelor, but he has a girlfriend.

There are different bachelor degrees offered in this university.

  1. Rack – a framework for holding objects.


The rack fell off when the earthquake happened.

Different laboratory instruments were carefully placed on the rack.

  1. Extravagant – wandering beyond one’s bounds; excessive; wild


The festival was celebrated with extravagant dancing and chanting.

He lives a very extravagant life.

  1. Quaint – odd; old-fashioned


She spent most of her life in a quaint cottage far from the village.

Most of his friends describe him as quaint.

  1. Hypothetical – based on assumptions; supposed


The exam was filled with hypothetical questions.

The interviewee gave a very hypothetical opinion.

  1. Gauge – measuring instrument; measure; judge


The essays were gauged on very strict criteria.

I cannot gauge my anger with what happened.

  1. Obliterate – destroy completely


The president released an order to obliterate the remaining rebels.

To obliterate this building will cost millions of dollars.

  1. Weary – tired; exhausted; physically or mentally fatigued


She was so weary after the seminary.

Her weary eyes reminded me of the World War.

  1. Panacea – remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties


Scientists believe that the new plant they brought from the Amazon is a panacea.

There is no such thing as panacea for this country’s problem.

  1. Filth – dirt; foul matter; pollution


The house was filled with filth that the family moved to another place.

The government needs to find solutions to its filth.

There are more words that are important for the IELTS. Read more and discover words that can make your vocabulary stronger and better.

Source: IELTS Vocabulary Android App

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