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 3 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
dad
daily
damage
damn
dance
dancer
danger
danish
dare
dark
darken
darkness
darling
dating
daughter
day
daybreak
daylight
daytime
daze
dead
deadline
deafen
dealer
dealing
dear
death
deathly
debit
deceased
deceitful
december
decency
decide
decided
decidedly
decision
decisive
deduction
deep
deepen
deeply
deer
defiant
deflection
degree
delegation
deletion
deliberation
delicacy
delight
delightful
deliverance
delivery
delusive
demand
demanding
democrat
democratic
demurrage
den
denmark
denominate
department
depend
dependability
dependant
depiction
depth
derivation
derrick
describe
designation
designer
desk
desolation
desperation
destroy
detail
detailed
deterioration
detract
devaluation
devalue
develop
developing
development
deviation
devil
devoted
dew
dial
dialog
diamond
diary
dictation
dictatorship
dictionary
die
diesel
difference
different
differential
differently
difficult
difficulty
dig
digit
...
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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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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
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ad. quickly and without warning
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ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
accent  Speak
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n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
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a. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
a. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
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n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important
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v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
accordance  Speak
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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
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ad. in an enjoyable manner
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
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ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume
according  Speak
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
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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. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
advantageous  Speak
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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 liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
n. any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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a. gone by; or in the past
ad. in the past
advise  Speak
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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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a. relating to or located in the atmosphere
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ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
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v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
v. inform (somebody) of something
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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. a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
n. a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean


Spelling Word: acre
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] n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position


Spelling Word: advantage
Read [Esc] a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness


Spelling Word: advantageous
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