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 IELTS General Words List
1   Overview:
IELTS General Test is to evaluate English level to fit for daily living and working. To own strong IELTS general vocabulary is the prerequisite to pass the test.

To migrate to English speaking countries, including Australia, UK, Canada, and New Zealand, people are usually asked to take this test. IELTS General Test is easier than IELTS Academic Test in reading and writing, however, test takers should focus on the specialities of separate tests, don't 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 general test, IELTS general vocabulary has its attribute: related to living, working, and social activities. Most of words are selected from real scenarios, such as shopping in mall and renting an apartment. These words aren't difficult for native English speakers; but as for ESL (English as Second Language), many people still need take courses to study or enrich before test day.

This IELTS general words list is compiled to meet with the basic criteria of IELTS general training test. 4000 words are categorized into 11 groups. To speed up studying, 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 to skip known words as fast as possible, because this is a large list and you may know some of them more or less.

So, this is a proven IELTS general vocabulary with smart web technology supporting. It dramatically decreases time to skip known words and helps to focus on new words. If you are preparing IELTS general training test and are looking for a vocabulary, this one is deserved to have a look.

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 tests. If you are IELTS academic test taker, you should take this list as fundamental vocabulary. Based on it, study other IELTS vocabularies. Especially, students living non-English speaking counties should take this general vocabulary seriously, because most of academic vocabularies exclude common daily words, but some of which occur on both IELTS test papers from time to time. This's why all IELTS test takers need this list.

If you used to study English words through static ebooks, we recommend a basic level ebook IELTS 1200 Words in 30 Days, which can be found from main ebook distributors, such as Apple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle. Besides, this web site also offers a web app with same vocabulary as the ebook to speed up your studying, Try It!

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Before kicking off preparing IELTS general vocabulary, you should understand that general vocabulary is specially for IELTS general training test. If there is any confusion, go to the IELTS Official Website, which will help you out and clarify your question.
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Words of Group 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
baby
back
backdate
background
backing
backlog
backwardness
bad
badly
bag
baggy
baker
bakery
ball
ballooning
banana
bandit
bank
banking
baroness
base
basic
basically
basis
basket
basketball
bat
bath
bathroom
battle
be
beach
bearish
beast
beautiful
beauty
bed
bedroom
bee
beef
beer
beetle
before
beg
beggar
begin
beginner
beginning
behind
behindhand
being
belief
believe
bell
belong
belt
bench
benevolence
berry
best
betrayal
better
between
beware
beyond
bible
bicycle
bidding
big
bike
binding
biology
bird
birth
birthday
birthplace
biscuit
bishop
bit
bitterly
black
blackboard
blind
blockage
blond
blood
bloody
blouse
blow
blue
boat
body
boiler
boiling
boldness
bomb
bomber
bone
bony
book
booking
booklet
bookshelf
bookstore
boot
born
borrow
bosom
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agreeably   Speak
ad. in an enjoyable manner
allocation   Speak
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
ash   Speak
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
atmospheric   Speak
a. relating to or located in the atmosphere
award   Speak
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
awfully   Speak
ad. used as intensifiers
ad. in a terrible manner
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accent  Speak
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v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published
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n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important
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v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
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a. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
ad. alongside each other, facing in the same direction
adviser  Speak
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n. an expert who gives advice
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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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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
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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
airway  Speak
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
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v. terminate
v. chop or split with an ax
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a. capable of being attributed
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n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
alcoholic  Speak
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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
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n. the state of actually existing objectively
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n. a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
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n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
alcoholism  Speak
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n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
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n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
n. an intense persistent desire to drink alcohol...
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a. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
ad. alongside each other, facing in the same direction
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
allocation  Speak
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a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish
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a. capable of being attributed
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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. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain


Spelling Word: aching
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a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval


Spelling Word: admirable
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n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell


Spelling Word: afternoon
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a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another


Spelling Word: aimless
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n. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
n. a hose that carries air under pressure


Spelling Word: airline
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a. frightening because of an awareness of danger


Spelling Word: alarming
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