IELTS vocabulary: important words from Cambridge 13 Test 1 Reading section; with meaning and explanations

In this IELTS vocabulary post we’re looking at all the important words used in Cambridge 13 Test 1 Reading Passage 1, 2 & 3. Candidates can practice these words with the given meaning and try to make sentences with them in their free time. I hope that these words will help IELTS candidates understand the Reading Test better than before.


IELTS Vocabulary:

Cambridge 13 Test 1 Reading Passage 1: Case Study: Tourism New Zealand Website

Authorise (v) – to give power or official control to; empower,

Circumstance (n) –  a state, detail, part, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc. that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor,

Visible (adj) – that can be noticed; perceptible to the eye,

Violin (n) – the hi-pitched instrument of the family of modern curved instruments, held nearly flat by the player’s arm with the lower part held against the collarbone or shoulder,

Ache (n) – to undergo or suffer a continuous, dull pain,

Thought (n) – the act or process of thinking; intellectual activity,

Appropriate (adj) – fitting or suitable for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.

Vicinity (n) – the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood,

Vast (adj) – of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous,

Throughout (adv) – from the beginning to the end of,

Task (n) – any work,

Enter (v) – to come or go in,

Suspect (v) – to doubt or mistrust,

Faint (adj) – feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness,

Stumble (v) – to smack the foot against something, as in walking or running, so as to lurch or fall; trip,

Entry (n) – an act of entering; entrance,

Sharp (adj) – having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing,

Uranus (n) – the seventh planet in order from the sun that contains 15 moons,

Similar (adj) – having a resemblance or likeness, especially in a general way,

Entitle (v) – to bestow (a person or thing) with a title, right, or claim to something; equip with grounds for laying claim:

Contain (v) – to hold or comprise within its volume or area,

Fever (n) – an unusually high body temperature,

Dizziness (n) – having a feeling of spinning and a tendency to collapse; giddy; vertiginous,

Display (v) – to demonstrate or exhibit; make noticeable,

Consult (v) – to ask for advice or information from; seek guidance from,

Disease (n) – a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure in any life form,

Concern (v) – to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect,

Unprecedented (adj) – never done or known before.

Allow (v) – let (someone) have or do something, permit,

Confusion (n) – doubt about what is happening, intended, or required.

Allergy (n) – a harmful immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become touchy or hypersensitive,

Cambridge 13 Test 1 Reading Passage 2: Why being bored is stimulating and useful, too

Agency (n) – a business or organization offers a particular service on behalf of another business, person, or group.

Ample (adj) – enough or more than enough; plentiful, abundant,

Continental (adj) – forming or belonging to a continent; in, from, or characteristic of mainland Europe,

Deposit (n) – a sum or a fixed figure of money paid into a bank or building society account,

Cruise (v) – sail about in an area without a precise destination, especially with a luxurious big boat or ship for pleasure,

Cheque (n) – an order to a bank to pay a confirmed sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form,

Attach (v) – connect or fasten (something) to something else,

Cuisine (n) – a fashion or method of cooking, especially as feature of a particular country, region, or establishment,

Dine (v) – eat or take dinner,

Lunch (n) – a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal,

Space (n) – an unoccupied area; the corporeal universe away from the earth’s atmosphere,

Spacecraft (n) – a massive transport, in which the outer atmosphere can be travelled,

Federal (adj) – having or connecting to a system of government in which several states form a unity but stay independent in internal affairs, such as in the USA.

Function (v) – operate or work in an appropriate or particular way.

Longer (adj) – comparatively long,

Notice (n) – announcement, notification or warning of something, especially to allow preparations to be made,

Waste (n) – garbage, trash, filth, rubbish, litter, debris,

Park (n) – a big or spacious public garden or area of land used for leisure activities,

Spent (v) (pp of spend) – to pass time or to give money for something,

Cambridge 13 Test 1 Reading Passage 3: Artificial artists

Disk (n) – a flat, thin circular object; a CD or record,

Book (n) – a written or printed work made up of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers,

Book (v) – to reserve (room, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance,

Access (n) – the way or opportunity to move toward or enter a place,

Basis (n) – the fundamental support or groundwork for an idea, argument, or process,

Beginner (n) – a person just beginning to learn a skill or take part in an activity; novice, starter,

Credentials (n) – qualifications, achievements, qualities, or aspects of a person’s background, especially when used to point out their appropriateness for something,

Aspect (n) – a specific part or characteristic of something or someone,

Constantly (adv) – regularly, continuously, at a stretch, repeatedly,

Academic (adj) – connecting to education and scholarship,

Conversation (n) – a talk, particularly an informal one, between two or more people, in which different kinds of news and ideas are exchanged,

Desk (n) – table, flat wooden furniture which can be used for reading, writing or doing other works,

Detail (n) – a particular, individual and even a tiny feature,

Employ (v) – to give work to someone and pay for the work,

Enable (v) – provide someone with the authority to do something, make something possible for,

Fit (v) – be of the correct size or shape,

Native (adj) – local,

Home-stay (adj) – relating to staying or being at home,

Include (v) – to have something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else,

Loan (n) – a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest,

Own (adj) – have something as possession

Permit (v) – allow or authorize someone to do something,

Requirement (n) – something that is needed or wanted,

Revise (v) – scrutinize and make amendments or alterations to (written or printed matter),

Tutorial (adj) – relating to a tutor or his/her tuition,

Sign (v) – an event, object, or quality whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else,

Spreadsheet (n) – a e-document in which data is set in the rows and columns of a grid and can be maneuvered and used in calculations,

Suit (v) – be fitting for or acceptable to,

Summer (n) – the warmest season of the year,

Therefore (adv) – as a result, consequently, for that reason,

Train (v) – instruct (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behaviour through continuous practice and instruction,

Visitor (n) – someone visiting someone else or somewhere, especially communally or as a tourist,

Whatever (adj) – used to highlight a lack of constraint in referring to anything or amount, no matter what,

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