PTE Academic Word List – Part 1

PTE academic word list

The Academic Word List is an essential tool to build your vocabulary for the PTE exam. Learn these words with their meanings and sentence usage, and use them while preparing with the PTE Mock Test Packages. Here are some of the most important 40 words from the list.

Check out the other parts as well – Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

  1. Analysis (n.) – Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something.
    • The scientist conducted a thorough analysis of the water samples.
    • The market analysis revealed some interesting trends in consumer behavior.
  2. Approach (n.) – A way of dealing with something.
    • The new approach to the problem was more effective.
    • Her approach to teaching is innovative and engaging.
  3. Area (n.) – A particular part of a place, piece of land, or country.
    • The research focuses on rural areas of the country.
    • He specializes in the area of environmental law.
  4. Assessment (n.) – The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.
    • The assessment of the project’s impact was positive.
    • Students will undergo a language skills assessment.
  5. Assume (v.) – To accept something to be true without question or proof.
    • We assume that the train will arrive on time.
    • The theory assumes that the temperature remains constant.
  6. Authority (n.) – The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
    • She spoke with authority on the subject of renewable energy.
    • The local authority is responsible for road maintenance.
  7. Available (adj.) – Able to be used or obtained.
    • The report is available online for public viewing.
    • Tickets are available at the box office.
  8. Benefit (n.) – An advantage or profit gained from something.
    • The new policy has significant benefits for the environment.
    • Regular exercise has many health benefits.
  9. Concept (n.) – An abstract idea or a mental symbol.
    • The concept of sustainability is central to environmental studies.
    • He struggled to understand the mathematical concepts.
  10. Consistent (adj.) – Acting or done in the same way over time.
    • Her arguments were logical and consistent.
    • The company has been consistent in its quality and service.
  11. Constitute (v.) – To form or make up something.
    • Tourism constitutes a significant part of the island’s economy.
    • These factors constitute a risk to the success of the project.
  12. Context (n.) – The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea.
    • The context of the study was urban development.
    • It is important to consider the historical context of the novel.
  13. Contract (n.) – A legally binding agreement.
    • The two companies entered into a contract for the supply of raw materials.
    • He breached the contract by not delivering the goods on time.
  14. Create (v.) – To bring something into existence.
    • The artist used recycled materials to create a unique sculpture.
    • The government plans to create more jobs in the technology sector.
  15. Data (n.) – Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
    • The data was collected through a series of surveys.
    • We need more data to make an informed decision.
  16. Definition (n.) – A statement of the exact meaning of a word or the nature or scope of something.
    • The dictionary provided a clear definition of the term.
    • There is no universal definition of what constitutes ‘happiness.’
  17. Derived (adj.) – Obtain something from (a specified source).
    • Many English words are derived from Latin.
    • The study’s conclusions were derived from experimental data.
  18. Distribution (n.) – The action of sharing something out among a number of recipients.
    • The distribution of resources is a critical aspect of the project.
    • There was an unequal distribution of wealth in the country.
  19. Economy (n.) – The wealth and resources of a country or region.
    • The new policy had a significant impact on the national economy.
    • The global economy is becoming increasingly interconnected.
  20. Environment (n.) – The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
    • The company is committed to improving the environment.
    • These animals are particularly sensitive to changes in their environment.
  21. Established (adj.) – Having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.
    • The museum is an established cultural institution in the city.
    • She worked for a well-established law firm.
  22. Estimate (v.) – Roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.
    • The cost of the project is estimated at around two million dollars.
    • It is difficult to estimate how many people will attend the event.
  23. Evidence (n.) – The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
    • There is significant evidence to support the theory.
    • The evidence was not strong enough to convict him.
  24. Export (v.) – Send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
    • The country exports coffee and cocoa.
    • The new policy aims to increase the export of manufactured goods.
  25. Factor (n.) – A circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result.
    • Several factors contributed to the company’s success.
    • Weather is an important factor in crop production.
  26. Financial (adj.) – Relating to finance.
    • The financial crisis had global repercussions.
    • She received financial support from the government.
  27. Formula (n.) – A method, statement, or procedure for achieving something.
    • There is no simple formula for success.
    • The formula for the compound was kept secret.
  28. Function (n.) – An activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing.
    • One of the main functions of the roots is to absorb water.
    • The function of the brakes is to stop the car.
  29. Identify (v.) – Establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is.
    • The police were able to quickly identify the suspect.
    • Scientists have identified a new species of insect.
  30. Income (n.) – Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.
    • The family’s main source of income was from their farm.
    • The government is planning to increase income tax.
  31. Indicate (v.) – Point out; show.
    • The sign indicates the entrance to the park.
    • Research indicates that eating habits are changing.
  32. Individual (n.) – A single human being as distinct from a group.
    • Each individual has a unique set of skills.
    • The treatment can be tailored to the needs of the individual.
  33. Interpretation (n.) – The action of explaining the meaning of something.
    • The interpretation of the data was challenging.
    • His interpretation of the play was very interesting.
  34. Involved (adj.) – Connected or concerned with someone or something, typically on an emotional or personal level.
    • She was deeply involved in the community.
    • The project involved several different teams.
  35. Issue (n.) – An important topic or problem for debate or discussion.
    • Environmental issues are increasingly gaining attention.
    • The main issue discussed in the meeting was budget allocation.
  36. Labour (n.) – Work, especially physical work.
    • The construction project required a lot of manual labour.
    • There is a shortage of skilled labour in the industry.
  37. Legal (adj.) – Relating to the law.
    • The company sought legal advice before signing the contract.
    • He was unaware of the legal implications of his actions.
  38. Legislate (v.) – Make or enact laws.
    • The government legislated new policies to reduce pollution.
    • It is difficult to legislate against internet piracy.
  39. Major (adj.) – Important, serious, or significant.
    • The company made a major decision to expand overseas.
    • There has been a major shift in public opinion.
  40. Method (n.) – A particular form of procedure for accomplishing or approaching something.
    • The research used a qualitative method of analysis.
    • Her method of teaching is very interactive and engaging.


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