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 7 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
nail
naive
name
nameless
namesake
napkin
narrate
narration
narrow
nation
national
nationality
natural
naturally
nature
naughty
navel
navy
near
nearby
nearly
necessarily
necessary
necessity
neck
necklace
need
needful
needless
negotiate
negro
neighbor
neighborhood
neighboring
neither
nephew
nerve
nest
nestle
net
neutrality
never
new
news
newspaper
next
nice
nickname
niece
night
nightgown
nightingale
nine
nineteen
ninety
ninth
no
no.
noble
nobody
nod
noise
none
noon
normal
normalization
normalize
north
northeast
northern
northward
northwest
nose
nostril
not
notebook
noted
nothing
notice
noticeable
notification
noun
novelette
novelist
november
now
number
nun
nurse
nut
o.k.
obedience
obey
observation
observer
obviously
occident
occidental
ocean
oceania
oceanography
october
off
offering
office
officer
official
often
...
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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
above  Speak
Exercise
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Exercise
v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published
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n. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
accrued  Speak
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a. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
a. aesthetically pleasing
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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
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n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
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a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
accustom  Speak
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v. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
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n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
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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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v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish
actress  Speak
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a. related by common characteristics or ancestry
a. of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I
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a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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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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n. a female actor
afloat  Speak
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a. aimlessly drifting
a. covered with water
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v. look forward to the probable occurrence of
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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n. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
agreed  Speak
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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n. a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
n. a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
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n. a female actor
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ad. with anxiety or apprehension
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc] a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by


Spelling Word: according
Read [Esc] n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination


Spelling Word: acrobat
Read [Esc] v. put in effect
n. the state of being active


Spelling Word: action
Read [Esc] a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation


Spelling Word: active
Read [Esc] n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns


Spelling Word: adjective
Read [Esc] n. a public promotion of some product or service
n. the business of drawing public attention to goods and services


Spelling Word: advertising
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