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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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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older
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ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by
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n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
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ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
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a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person
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ad. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
ad. in any way whatsoever
acknowledgment  Read
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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a. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
n. something having the property of being analogous to something else
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a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval
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n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone
adjustable  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
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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n. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
n. the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
africa  Read
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n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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n. the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
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n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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a. relating to or located in the atmosphere
ahead  Read
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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a. of or relating to the Arctic
n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
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n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns
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n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
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ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
all  Read
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ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by
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n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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n. a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
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n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
v. become angry
ambient  Read
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a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
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a. relating to or located in the atmosphere
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ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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a. completely enveloping
ancient  Read
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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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a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person
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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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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
Read [Esc] ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings


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Read [Esc] n. a quantity that is added
n. a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area


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Read [Esc] a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated


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Read [Esc] n. a public promotion of some product or service


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Read [Esc] n. an expert who gives advice


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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] ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time


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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


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


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Read [Esc] v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm


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