By Amy Bush Cy

Download IELTS Vocabulary PDF

Part 1: DIY to Make PDF
1.1. Download IELTS Vocabulary PDF from Internet
If you search IELTS vocabulary PDF before by Google, Bing, or any other search engines, lots of results should show in front of you. Happy? Yes, but usually just a few minutes. When you click these results and download related PDFs, you probably disappoint again, again, and again.

What you download are indeed IELTS vocabulary PDF files, but not suitable for your case, or say, they aren't the things you are seeking. As we know, preparing IELTS words is a personalized job because everyone has an individual vocabulary base and personal expectation for future tests. Although we are all talking about build IELTS vocabulary, its actual contents or words to learn, to review, and even to spell are different among each of us.

If you open an IELTS vocabulary PDF by random, you may find that it's too easy, lots of words you already knew, you don't want to waste time on them; or, it's too hard and supposed for mark 7 or higher, but your goal is just to pass with score 5 or 6, and you don't have enough time to do extra job.

Even if downloaded PDF file's words are right for your scenario, you probably still don't satisfy with it, because it isn't your file. For example, it explains by English; as an ESL student, you used to learn new English words by definition in mother language, so you like to have bilingual definitions for each word.

It is why you can hardly get an existing IELTS vocabulary PDF that exactly matches with your requirement. Although it's easy to download IELTS vocabulary PDFs, you should be cautious before using them. Vocabulary is the main foundation of your IELTS test, a wrong vocabulary not only wastes time and effort, but possibly hurts your final score.

1.2. Make and Download Own IELTS Vocabulary PDF
Now that IELTS vocabulary PDF is a personalized requirement, we suggest a solution to make a customized version. This file only contains words you want to study or review so that you don't spend one second on either known words or unnecessary words. This PDF will maximize the effort to build your IELTS vocabulary.

The idea sounds good and is easy to implement based IELTS word lists of this website and free online PDF converters.

At, 6 IELTS word lists are available to be vocabulary source of your PDF. Your steps are as following:
  • Choose one list that closes to your requirement as possible;
  • Copy words and definitions whatever you need;
  • Delete useless content or edit content on demand;
  • Produce PDF file of your content.
(Since Oct 10, 2019, Only VIP account can access full word list of vocabularies from, other users may get some limits except the first two groups of each vocabulary.)

To make and download your PDF, you need a little knowledge about Editor and Internet. We show you an example in the next section.

1.3. How to Make and Download PDF
Let's show how to make and download a personalized IELTS vocabulary PDF file. As an example, we select 500 IELTS Vocabulary as a source of new PDF file. The website provides 6 IELTS vocabularies, which are very different among sizes and levels. You need to spend some hours or days to decide which is the best one to invest your effort.

Here we take 500 IELTS Vocabulary to demonstrate. These 500 words are must-have for most IELTS academic test-takers, so the small vocabulary usually is a pilot list for IELTS vocabulary builders. This list includes definitions in 20 languages, and we choose Japanese meaning to append on each word.

500 IELTS Vocabulary is categorized as five groups, the pages with Japanese definition shown as links:
Open the first group, copy its contents - words and explanations only - to an editor, e.g., MS Words. Then edit and save. (For example, we delete the title and comment.)

Now we have to use a PDF maker to produce the final file: IELTS vocabulary PDF. We can search free PDF maker from Internet. Actually there are lots of resources to convert a text file or Word file to PDF file. In this example, we may create final PDF online through either of:
If you are familiar with Google Drive, you can leverage it.

This procedure is quite straightforward. Do step by step as instructions: upload the Word file that we get by copy/paste/edit to online converter, then download PDF file after it is available. In this way, we produce a personalized IELTS vocabulary PDF with a little cost. Dislike this file? Or want to update this file? Just repeat the same procedure, another IELTS vocabulary PDF will be made and downloaded in a few minutes.

In the next section, we show a demo PDF made in this way.

1.4. What Does My PDF Look Like
We already uploaded the PDF we just made to; the file was based on 500 IELTS Vocabulary (Group 1) with Japanese definition. You can Download IELTS Vocabulary PDF to preview.

1.5. Download Free Basic IELTS Vocabulary PDF
Some students are hurry to kick off the IELTS Vocabulary building and want to download a basic IELTS vocabulary PDF to start quickly. If you don't plan to personalize your IELTS vocabulary yet, a small and essential vocabulary is a reasonable option to try. In case the vocabulary is entirely useless for you, the time loss should be tolerable.

Therefore, we recommend you download this PDF: IELTS 1200 Words in 30 Days. It's a small and basic list for many IELTS test-takers to start. This IELTS vocabulary PDF is free to download.

IELTS 1200 Words in 30 Days

Besides PDF, you can also buy Ebooks in other formats from below stores:
Part 2: VIP Save or Print Vocabulary List
2.1. Download IELTS Vocabulary PDF
We created PDF files by groups for three very popular vocabularies. Some are with second language definitions. If you sign on by VIP account, you can download them anytime. For generic visitors, the first three groups are available to download free.

IELTS Academic Words List
IELTS General Words List
500 IELTS Vocabulary

2.2. Save or Print Vocabulary
Below are all links to print IELTS words based on 6 IELTS vocabularies of the web site or save them as PDF; each group has a separate link to launch a word list page where you have two options to print/save.

500 IELTS Vocabulary
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5
100 IELTS Writing Words
Group 1
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
4000 IELTS Academic Words List
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10Group 11Group 12Group 13Group 14Group 15Group 16Group 17
4000 IELTS General Words List
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10Group 11
3600 IELTS Vocabulary
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6

2.3 Save or Print Vocabulary - ESL
If you are ESL (English as Second Language) student, check if your native language is among below buttons. Totally 20 languages are available to make PDF files for 3 IELTS vocabularies. By this feature you may merge definitions of native language to explanations in PDF.