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:
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a. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
a. mentally perceptive and responsive
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ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
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a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
acre  Speak
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n. the nations of the Asian continent collectively
n. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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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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ad. to a noticeable degree
activity  Speak
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ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
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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
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n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
adjective  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 word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns
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ad. used as intensifiers
ad. in a terrible manner
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n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
aforesaid  Speak
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ad. to a noticeable degree
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n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
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a. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
n. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
agricultural  Speak
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n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
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a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
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a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
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Read [Esc] v. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to


Spelling Word: accept
Read [Esc] a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage


Spelling Word: acceptable
Read [Esc] n. a female actor


Spelling Word: actress
Read [Esc] ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree


Spelling Word: adequately
Read [Esc] a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated


Spelling Word: adjustable
Read [Esc] n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern


Spelling Word: affair
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