IELTS Vocabulary: Cambridge 11 Listening Test 1

IELTS Vocabulary: Cambridge 11 Listening Test 1

In IELTS, vocabulary is a big deal. To ensure a good result, you must have skills to use vocabulary accurately. So, you need to do a lot of practice. Here, I’m presenting a list of vocabulary from Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 1. I’ve taken some of the definitions and explanations from dictionaries like Oxford, Cambridge, Webster, and Collins. Hopefully, this post will help you to learn and practice some words in quick time.

IELTS Vocabulary: Cambridge 11 Listening Test 1

Words and phrases from Cambridge IELTS 11
Listening Test 1
Deposit (n) – a sum of money paid into a bank or building society account.
Synonyms: down payment, part payment, advance payment, prepayment, installment, security, retainer,
pledge, stake;
Ex: He submitted a total deposit of $120 to the Barclays Bank Ltd.
Additional (adj) – more/ extra.
Synonyms: supplementary, added, auxiliary
Ex: It was an additional charge for better service.
Required (v) – to have need of
Synonyms: necessary, requisite, obligatory, mandatory, essential
Ex: The document was required for the investigation.
Charge (n)- fee, cost
Synonyms: expense, a pecuniary burden, encumbrance, a fee or price charged
Ex: It was an additional charge for better service.
in advance (adverbial phrase)- You have to pay it in advance.
Contact (v) – to communicate with,
Synonyms: call, speak to, write to, get in touch with
Ex: You need to contact Mr. Sunderland for further information.
Pile up (v. phrase)- to accumulate or store
Synonyms: to gather, accumulate, to cover or load
Ex: Chairs and tables must be piled up after the event.
Heritage (n)- something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition
Synonyms: tradition, legacy, birthright, custom, inheritance
Ex: It is our cultural heritage and so we should preserve it.
Exception (n)- anything excluded from or not in conformance with a general rule, principle, class, etc.
Synonyms: exemption, immunity, exclusion, reversion, inversion
Ex: You can visit the premises, with certain exceptions.
Label (v)- to designate or describe,
Synonyms: to mark something by writing on it.
Ex: Please label the bottle of acid or someone might gulp it.
Footpath (n)- a narrow path for walkers only
Synonyms: pavement, sidewalk, footway, walkway
Ex: Every morning I run along the footpath.
Barn (n)- a building for storing hay, grain, etc., and often for housing livestock.
Synonyms: store, storehouse, godown, warehouse, hanger, stockroom
Ex: The barn is one of the oldest ones in the county.
Scarecrow (n)- an object, usually a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops
Synonyms: No synonyms
Ex: The scarecrows in the corn fields were very peculiar.
Maze (n)- a puzzling network of intercommunicating paths or passages.
Synonyms: labyrinth, muddle, hodgepodge, jumble
Ex: It was a small maze made of small bushes and children loved it.
Major (v) to follow a major course of study
Synonyms: to do the main course,
Ex: He is now majoring in Chemistry.
Investigate (v)- to make inquiry, examination, or investigation in detail.
Synonyms: examine, inspect, explore, check, scrutinize, look over,
Ex: We shall investigate the matter.
Unfair (adj)- not fair; not conforming to approved standards, as of justice, honesty, or ethics.
Synonyms: unjust, inequitable, unmerited,
Ex: The teacher marked us in an unfair way.
Stress (n)- the physical pressure, pull, or other force exerted on one thing by another;
Synonyms: pressure, strain, tension, anxiety
Ex: He was going under immense stress.
Verbal (adj)- expressed in spoken words;
Synonyms: spoken, oral, vocal
Ex: We should learn English vocabulary to strengthen our verbal ability.
Strengthen (v)- to make strong, to make rigid,
Synonyms: fortify, toughen, reinforce, make stronger
Ex: We should learn English vocabulary to strengthen our verbal ability.
Logical (adj)- according to or agreeing with the principles of logic
Synonyms: rational, reasonable, sound, sensible, practical, realistic
Ex: It was a logical argument.
Impact (n)- influence
Synonyms: effect, result, consequence,
Ex: It has a positive impact.
Affected (adj.) – acted upon; influenced
Synonyms: touched, moved, impressed
Ex: The environment was affected by these inhuman activities.
Length (n) – the longest extent of anything as measured from end to end
Synonyms: span, measurement, extent, duration, period, time
Ex: The length of the writing was quite big.
Compare (v)- to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities and differences:
Synonyms: Not clearly found
Ex: I wanted to compare my writing with yours.
Effect (n)- something that is produced by an agency or cause
Synonyms: result, consequence, impact
Ex: It has a positive effect.
Teamwork (n)- the work done in a team.
Synonyms: group-work, collaboration, cooperation
Ex: It was the best teamwork I had ever seen.
Effective (adj)- adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result
Synonyms: useful, helpful, efficient
Ex: The actions were effective.
Observe (v)- to watch carefully and with attention
Synonyms: monitor, watch, scrutinize
Ex: We were observing his movements.
Timetable (n)- any schedule or plan designating the times at or within which certain things occur
Synonyms: schedule, calendar, datebook
Ex: You must look at the timetable.
Biodiversity (n)- diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment.
Synonyms: No synonyms.
Ex: The biodiversity of this part of the ocean is more interesting.
Hotspot (n)- any area or place of known danger, intrigue, dissension, or instability; an area of great activity of a specific type
Synonyms: No synonyms.
Ex: This is a hotspot for sardines and seagulls.
Species (n)- a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind
Synonyms: class, type, kind, genus, genre, group
Ex: This fish has around 25 species.
Identified (adj)- recognized or established as being a particular person or thing
Synonyms: recognized, branded, known, acknowledged
Ex: His works were identified as dangerous and subversive to the state.
Predator (n)- any organism or animal that exists by preying upon other organisms or animals
Synonyms: Marauder, killer,
Ex: The tiger is one of the fiercest predators.
Sufficient (adj)- adequate for the purpose
Synonyms: enough, plenty, ample,
Ex: The food was sufficient for 300 people.
Marine (adj)- of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea
Synonyms: naval, aquatic,
Ex: These are marine creatures.
Current (n)- something that flows; a large portion of air, large body of water, etc., moving in a certain direction
Synonyms: Not clearly found
Ex: It produces electric currents.
Census (n)- an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation, etc.
Synonyms: poll, survey, ballot, research
Ex: The latest census was done a year ago to confirm the demographics.
Volcano (n)- a vent in the earth’s crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals
Synonyms: No synonyms.
Ex: This is the largest volcano in the east coast area.
Assessment (n)- the act of assessing or judging
Synonyms: judgment, review, evaluation
Ex: The last assessment showed a downward trend in students’ results.
Endangered (adj)- threatened with a danger or extinction
Synonyms: jeopardized, risky, rare, scarce,
Ex: It is an endangered species.
Geographical (adj)- of or relating to geography,
Synonyms: geological, environmental, ecological
Ex: The geographical features of this region are different.
Distribution (n)- an act or instance of distributing
Synonyms: arrangement; classification, allocation, allotment
Ex: How was the distribution of clothes among the poor?
Recommendation (n)- an act of recommending
Synonyms: advice, suggestion, counsel, reference
Ex: He forwarded the recommendation to the higher authority.
Retain (v)- to keep, to hold
Synonyms: preserve, hold, keep
Ex: The jar cannot retain water because it has a tiny slit.
Reserve (n)- a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose
Synonyms: Not clearly found
Ex: Yellowstone is a national reserve.
Establish (v)- to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis
Synonyms: set up, start, create,
Ex: We established a set of rules for the company.
Corridor (n)- a narrow tract of land forming a passageway
Synonyms: passage, walkway, hallway
Ex: It is a safe corridor for these animals.
Quota (n)- a proportional part or share of a fixed total amount or quantity
Synonyms: share, allowance
Ex: The fishing quota is not maintained here.
Purpose (n)- the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
Synonyms: reason, point, rationale
Ex: The purpose of this post was to teach some vocabulary.

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