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 9 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
quality
quantity
quarrel
quart
queen
question
queue
quick
quicken
quickly
quiet
quietly
quietness
quit
quite
quiz
rabbit
race
racial
radial
radio
radioactive
radioactivity
radish
radium
rag
railroad
railway
rain
raincoat
rainfall
rainy
raise
rake
rapid
rapidly
rascal
rash
rate
rather
ratification
re
reach
reaction
reactor
reader
reading
ready
real
realism
realist
realistic
reality
realize
really
reason
reasonably
rebate
receive
receiver
recent
recently
recitation
recollect
record
recorder
recovery
recruitment
rectification
red
redound
reduce
reduction
refer
referent
refinery
reform
refresh
refuge
refuse
regard
regional
registered
registration
regret
regretful
regretfully
regrettable
regular
regularity
regularly
reimbursement
reinforcement
relate
related
relation
relationship
relative
relatively
relativity
remain
remember
remembrance
reminiscent
remote
remoteness
removal
remuneration
...
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v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
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ad. quickly and without warning
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
acknowledgment  Speak
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n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone
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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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n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
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a. of or relating to the Arctic
n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
africa  Speak
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n. the creation of beautiful or significant things
n. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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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
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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
algebra  Speak
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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ad. in accordance with
ad. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
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n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
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n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
angel  Speak
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n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain
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n. spiritual being attendant upon God
n. person of exceptional holiness
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n. the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
a. relating to or characteristic of Arabs
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
applause  Speak
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n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
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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] v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain


Spelling Word: ache
Read [Esc] n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone


Spelling Word: acknowledgment
Read [Esc] n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat


Spelling Word: acrobatics
Read [Esc] a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming


Spelling Word: agricultural
Read [Esc] ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case


Spelling Word: always
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