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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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airplane:Speak  Lookup definition  Example Sentences  In Classic Quotes


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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
according  Speak
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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
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n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
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ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume
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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
acre  Speak
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n. a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
n. a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
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n. a favorable omen
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n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume
adjective  Speak
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ad. by bad luck
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n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns
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a. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
a. aesthetically pleasing
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a. of words: having opposite meanings
africa  Speak
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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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n. a favorable omen
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n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
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n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
airway  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
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n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
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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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a. related by common characteristics or ancestry
a. of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I
alarming  Speak
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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n. assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
n. assigning to a cause or source
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a. frightening because of an awareness of danger
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n. chair with a support on each side for arms
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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] 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
Read [Esc] a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated


Spelling Word: adjustable
Read [Esc] ad. anew


Spelling Word: again
Read [Esc] n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior


Spelling Word: aggression
Read [Esc] n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo


Spelling Word: airport
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