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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
ad. in an enjoyable manner
Exercise
n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important
Exercise
v. increase the value of
v. make aware of
Exercise
n. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
agreeably  Read
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ad. in an enjoyable manner
Exercise
ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
Exercise
ad. in addition
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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
ahead  Read
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a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa
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ad. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
ad. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
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n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain
ale  Read
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n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer
Exercise
v. convert into ashes
n. strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
Exercise
a. frightening because of an awareness of danger
Exercise
n. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
allocation  Read
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n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
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n. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
n. (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
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
v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
always  Read
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v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
Exercise
n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer
Exercise
n. chair with a support on each side for arms
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n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
n. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
Exercise
ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
Exercise
n. spiritual being attendant upon God
n. person of exceptional holiness
Exercise
n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
apprize  Read
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v. increase the value of
v. make aware of
Exercise
n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
Exercise
v. convert into ashes
n. strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
Exercise
n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
arabian  Read
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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
a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
Exercise
ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
Exercise
v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
v. inform (somebody) of something
arabic  Read
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
Exercise
n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
Exercise
n. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
n. (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
Exercise
n. the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
a. relating to or characteristic of Arabs
Read [Esc] a. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
a. having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity


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Read [Esc] a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by


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Read [Esc] v. perform on a stage or theater
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected


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Read [Esc] n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action


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Read [Esc] a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming


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Read [Esc] n. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
n. separation resulting from hostility


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Read [Esc] a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit


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Read [Esc] ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume


Spelling Word: aloud
Read [Esc] ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case


Spelling Word: always
Read [Esc] a. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement


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