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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4   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abroad  Speak
Exercise
n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
Exercise
n. a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
Exercise
v. present with a bias
v. seek indirectly
Exercise
ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
accordance  Speak
Exercise
n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
Exercise
a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Exercise
ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
Exercise
a. of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
n. a word or group of words function as an adverb
accustom  Speak
Exercise
ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Exercise
a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval
Exercise
v. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
Exercise
n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
adjustable  Speak
Exercise
a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
Exercise
a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
Exercise
ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
Exercise
v. stop sleeping
v. cause to become awake or conscious
after  Speak
Exercise
a. of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
n. a word or group of words function as an adverb
Exercise
ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
Exercise
ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
Exercise
n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
agreed  Speak
Exercise
ad. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
ad. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Exercise
v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
Exercise
n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
Exercise
n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
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5   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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] n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns


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


Spelling Word: adjustable
Read [Esc] ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


Spelling Word: after
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] a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol


Spelling Word: alcoholic
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