Wow!!! Here is good news on a spring morning. The web Topikguide has just released the list of Topik Intermediate Vocabulary, and here is a piece of their short introduction:
“The following list contains all the words from 2nd to 25th TOPIK (a total of 24 tests) in order of their number of appearances. The words come from all the four sections of TOPIK paper. There are total 8656 words in the list. The words have been categorized into 24 sections according to their frequency.
The 192 words on top (i.e. 24회) are the words that have appeared in all 24 tests from 2nd-25th TOPIK, and so, these are the words that you must know. The last table (i.e. 1회) contains the largest no. of words (3776) and these are words that have appeared only once in those 24 TOPIK tests. The list contains only the base form of words (ex. 가다 for 가면) and excludes particles.”
You can check here
I really appreciate their effort to compile such a detailed and useful list. Many thanks to Topikguide ^^ And now is how I use that list. Of course I don’t like lists of vocabulary. I prefer using them as reference to check and look up vocabulary. Therefore, I just keep doing the previous Topik paper and looking up the new words on my own. My experience is when you look up the new words by yourself, you will remember the words longer than when you study from a list someone else has already compiled for you ^^. Finally, after studying the previous Topik Paper by myself, I will use the list of vocabulary Topikguide compiled to revise and check if I miss any words. Anyway, I am really grateful to Topikguide ^^
Happy studying, everyone ^^