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4000 IELTS General Word List (1)

IELTS General Test is to measure English level to fit for daily living and working. To apply to migrate to English speaking countries, including Australia, UK, Canada, and New Zealand, people usually are asked to take this test. Most people think that IELTS General Test is easier then IELTS Academic Test. However, test takers should focus on the requirements of own tests, not simply compare which is easier to pass. Actually they are independent tests and their scores cannot be converted in any way.

To reflect nature of this test, IELTS general vocabulary has its own attribute: related to living, working, and social activities. Most of words in general test are common but from real scenarios, such as shopping in mall and renting an apartment. These words aren't difficult for native English speakers. But for ESL (English as Second Language), many people still need take courses to study before test day.

This vocabulary is compiled to meet with the basic criteria of IELTS general test. These 4000 words are categorized into 11 groups. To speed up your learning and reviewing, the initial page shows word list alone and hides definitions. If you need to look up definition, just click a button to retrieve by word. This design helps you skip known words as fast as possible, because this is a large list and you may know some of them more or less. This is a proven IELTS general vocabulary with smart web technology support. It will dramatically decrease your time and increase chance to pass the test.

In addition, we have to remind IELTS academic test takers that these 4000 IELTS general words are actually the base of both academic and general test. If you are IELTS academic test taker, you should know this list as your fundamental vocabulary. Based on it, enrich IELTS academic vocabulary. Especially, students living non-English speaking counties should take this word list seriously, because most of IELTS academic vocabularies exclude common daily words, but some of which occur on IELTS academic test papers frequently. This's why you shouldn't miss the list.


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Exercise
v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published
Exercise
v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
Exercise
ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
Exercise
n. the state of actually existing objectively
action  Read
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v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
Exercise
n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
actuality  Read
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
Exercise
n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone
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n. the state of actually existing objectively
advantage  Read
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ad. in accordance with
ad. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
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n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
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n. the act of appearing in public view
n. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
aggression  Read
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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
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a. completely enveloping
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n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
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n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
always  Read
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n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Exercise
n. a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
n. a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
Exercise
n. a native or inhabitant of Asia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
Exercise
ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
anyway  Read
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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
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ad. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
ad. in any way whatsoever
Exercise
ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
Exercise
n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
appear  Read
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v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published
Exercise
n. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
Exercise
v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
Exercise
n. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
v. give as judged due or on the basis of merit
applause  Read
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a. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
Exercise
n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
Exercise
v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
Exercise
n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
appreciably  Read
Exercise
n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
Exercise
a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
Exercise
ad. to a noticeable degree
Exercise
ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
Read [Esc] v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition


Spelling Word: accrued
Read [Esc] a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval


Spelling Word: admirable
Read [Esc] n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun


Spelling Word: adverb
Read [Esc] a. aimlessly drifting
a. covered with water


Spelling Word: afloat
Read [Esc] ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


Spelling Word: afterward
Read [Esc] ad. anew


Spelling Word: again
Read [Esc] a. gone by; or in the past
ad. in the past


Spelling Word: ago
Read [Esc] ad. in addition


Spelling Word: also
Read [Esc] a. completely enveloping


Spelling Word: ambient
Read [Esc] n. the English language as used in the United States
a. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas


Spelling Word: american