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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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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accordance  Speak
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a. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
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n. letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
v. send or transport by airmail
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
acre  Speak
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a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
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ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume
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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. with anxiety or apprehension
action  Speak
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a. relating to or characterized by an aura
a. of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
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v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
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n. a female actor
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n. the act of appearing in public view
n. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
adequately  Speak
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ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
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n. the act of appearing in public view
n. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
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n. the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
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ad. with anxiety or apprehension
african  Speak
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ad. in an arrogant manner
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a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa
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a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
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ad. with anxiety or apprehension
after  Speak
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ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
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n. the quality of being at hand when needed
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n. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
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ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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Read [Esc] ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct


Spelling Word: about
Read [Esc] ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher


Spelling Word: above
Read [Esc] v. perform on a stage or theater
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected


Spelling Word: act
Read [Esc] n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles


Spelling Word: aids
Read [Esc] n. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
n. a hose that carries air under pressure


Spelling Word: airline
Read [Esc] n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers


Spelling Word: airliner
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