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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 5 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
habitual
hair
haircut
hairpin
half
halfway
hall
halve
hammer
hand
handbag
handicapped
handkerchief
handling
handout
handwriting
happen
happening
happily
happiness
happy
hard
hardly
hardness
hardship
hare
harm
hat
hate
hateful
hatred
have
he
head
headache
headline
headmaster
headquarters
health
healthy
hear
heart
heartfelt
hearth
heartily
hearty
heat
heated
heating
heavily
heavy
height
hello
help
hen
herbal
here
hereafter
hereby
herein
hereinafter
hereof
hereto
herewith
hero
heroic
heroine
hesitation
hi
high
highland
highly
highway
hijacker
hill
hillside
hind
hip
hire
historical
history
hit
holder
holding
hole
holiday
holy
home
homeless
homework
homogenous
honest
honesty
honey
honeymoon
honor
honorable
hope
hopeful
hopefully
hopeless
horrify
horse
horsepower
hospital
hostel
hostess
hot
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above   Speak
ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
adverb   Speak
n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
aids   Speak
n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
attributable   Speak
a. capable of being attributed
availability   Speak
n. the quality of being at hand when needed
awesome   Speak
a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
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accent  Speak
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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
Exercise
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
Exercise
v. be liable or accountable
v. understand the meaning of
Exercise
a. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
a. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
acceptance  Speak
Exercise
n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
Exercise
a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
Exercise
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
Exercise
ad. in an arrogant manner
advantage  Speak
Exercise
n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older
Exercise
n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Exercise
v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
v. succeed in a big way; get to the top
Exercise
n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
age  Speak
Exercise
a. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
a. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
Exercise
n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older
Exercise
v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
v. succeed in a big way; get to the top
Exercise
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
agree  Speak
Exercise
v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
v. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
Exercise
a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
agreeably  Speak
Exercise
a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
Exercise
v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
Exercise
ad. in an enjoyable manner
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)
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n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)


Spelling Word: acceptance
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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by


Spelling Word: according
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v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
v. inform (somebody) of something


Spelling Word: advise
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a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness


Spelling Word: afraid
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n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older


Spelling Word: age
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v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish


Spelling Word: agonize
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