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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 6 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
lab
labor
laboratory
lack
lad
ladder
lady
lake
lamp
land
landed
landlady
landlord
language
lantern
large
last
late
lately
later
lathe
latin
latter
lattice
laugh
laughter
lavatory
law
lawful
lawyer
laziness
lazy
le
leader
leaf
leakage
learn
learned
learner
learning
least
leather
leave
lecturer
leeway
left
leftover
leg
lemon
lemonade
lend
lending
length
leninism
lens
less
lessen
lesson
let
letter
level
liar
liberation
librarian
library
lid
lie
lieutenant
life
lifetime
lighten
lighter
lighthouse
lightly
lightning
like
likely
likeness
liking
lily
lime
limit
limitation
limited
linguist
lining
lion
lioness
lip
lipstick
listen
listener
litre
little
live
living
local
loneliness
lonely
lonesome
long
longing
look
lord
lorry
loss
lost
lot
...
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about  Speak
Exercise
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
Exercise
a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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
a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
according  Speak
Exercise
v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
Exercise
ad. anew
Exercise
a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
Exercise
n. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
n. an organic process that takes place in the body
aeroplane  Speak
Exercise
a. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
a. mentally perceptive and responsive
Exercise
n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
n. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
Exercise
n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
Exercise
n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
afraid  Speak
Exercise
a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Exercise
n. a public promotion of some product or service
Exercise
a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
Exercise
n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
african  Speak
Exercise
n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
n. (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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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
Exercise
a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa
afternoon  Speak
Exercise
ad. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
ad. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Exercise
ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
Exercise
v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
Exercise
n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
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Read [Esc] a. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
a. having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity


Spelling Word: able
Read [Esc] ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher


Spelling Word: above
Read [Esc] n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation


Spelling Word: abrogation
Read [Esc] n. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
n. an organic process that takes place in the body


Spelling Word: activity
Read [Esc] n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer


Spelling Word: actor
Read [Esc] 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


Spelling Word: all
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