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 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 8 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
pacific
package
packet
packing
page
pail
pain
painful
paint
painter
palace
panda
panther
paper
papers
parcel
pardon
parent
paris
parish
park
parking
parlor
parrot
part
partially
participation
particular
particularly
partly
partnership
party
pass
passable
passage
passenger
past
paste
patience
patient
pattern
pause
paw
pay
payable
payment
pea
peace
peaceful
peacock
peanut
pear
pearl
peasant
peasantry
pedlar
peep
peg
pen
pencil
penicillin
peninsular
penny
people
pepper
percentage
perfectly
perhaps
permanence
permanently
person
personally
persuasion
pertinence
perturbed
perusal
pessimist
pessimistic
petrol
philosopher
philosophical
phone
photo
photographer
photography
physically
physicist
physics
pianist
pickle
pickpocket
pictorial
picture
pie
piece
pig
pigeon
pilferage
pilgrimage
pink
pint
pipe
pipeline
pity
place
plan
plant
platinum
...
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acceptable  Speak
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a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
v. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
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a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
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a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
accrued  Speak
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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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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by
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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
adequately  Speak
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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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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
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n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
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ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
adverb  Speak
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n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
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a. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
a. aesthetically pleasing
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
advertisement  Speak
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n. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
n. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
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n. informal terms for nakedness
ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
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n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
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n. a public promotion of some product or service
advertising  Speak
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n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
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n. a public promotion of some product or service
n. the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
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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] 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] ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree


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


Spelling Word: adjustable
Read [Esc] a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness


Spelling Word: afraid
Read [Esc] v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together


Spelling Word: agree
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