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 4 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
fable
fabrication
fact
factory
fahrenheit
fail
failure
fair
faithfully
false
family
famous
fan
far
farm
farmer
farmhand
farmhouse
farming
farther
fascism
fascist
fast
fat
fate
father
faultless
faulty
favor
favorably
favorite
fbi
fear
fearful
fearless
feasibility
feather
february
feel
feeling
fellow
feminine
fence
ferrous
ferryboat
feudal
feudalism
fever
few
fiddle
field
fiery
fifteen
fifth
fifty
fight
fighter
filing
fill
filling
film
finalize
finally
financier
find
finding
fine
finger
finish
finished
fire
fireman
fireplace
firework
firmly
firmness
first
fish
fisherman
fission
five
fix
flank
flannel
flat
flatten
fleshy
flight
flood
floor
flow
flower
flu
fluid
flute
fly
folk
follow
follower
following
fond
food
foodstuff
fool
foot
football
footing
footstep
...
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accumulative  Speak
Exercise
a. capable of being attributed
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. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
Exercise
n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
actor  Speak
Exercise
n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer
Exercise
a. frightening because of an awareness of danger
Exercise
a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
Exercise
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...
after  Speak
Exercise
n. a favorable omen
Exercise
ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Exercise
a. aimlessly drifting
a. covered with water
Exercise
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...
afterward  Speak
Exercise
n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
n. the act of troubling or annoying someone
Exercise
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Exercise
n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
Exercise
n. a favorable omen
aggression  Speak
Exercise
n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Exercise
a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
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
n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
ahead  Speak
Exercise
ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
Exercise
n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
Exercise
a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
Exercise
n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness


Spelling Word: afraid
Read [Esc] ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


Spelling Word: after
Read [Esc] ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


Spelling Word: afterward
Read [Esc] n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse


Spelling Word: aggravation
Read [Esc] a. frightening because of an awareness of danger


Spelling Word: alarming
Read [Esc] n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations


Spelling Word: algebra
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