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IELTS General Vocabulary

IELTS General Test is to measure English level to fit for daily living and working. 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 own tests, not 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 this test, IELTS general vocabulary has its own 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 vocabulary is compiled to meet with the basic criteria of IELTS general training test. These 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 support. It will dramatically decrease time to prepare and increase chance to pass. 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, enrich IELTS academic vocabulary. Especially, students living non-English speaking counties should take this general vocabulary seriously, because most of IELTS academic vocabularies exclude common daily words, but some of which occur on IELTS academic test papers from time to time. This's why academic test takers also 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 website also offers a web app with same vocabulary as the ebook to speed up your studying.

Before kicking off preparing, you should understand that general vocabulary is different from academic vocabulary because they are separate tests. If there is any confusion, go to the IELTS Official Website, which will help you out and clarify your question.



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accumulative  Read
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
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a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
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ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
aching  Read
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n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain
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n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
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n. an expert who gives advice
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n. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
afterward  Read
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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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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
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ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
agree  Read
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n. a native or inhabitant of Australia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
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n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
agreeably  Read
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n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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n. a native or inhabitant of Australia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
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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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ad. in an enjoyable manner
amusement  Read
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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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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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a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa
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n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
ancient  Read
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a. completely enveloping
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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
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a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person
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ad. in an enjoyable manner
anger  Read
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n. an expert who gives advice
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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. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
v. become angry
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a. completely enveloping
ant  Read
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a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
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n. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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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
antecedent  Read
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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
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n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
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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. 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
Read [Esc] a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing


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Read [Esc] n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer


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Read [Esc] n. an expert who gives advice


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Read [Esc] n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
n. an intense persistent desire to drink alcohol...


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Read [Esc] n. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an [___] is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume


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Read [Esc] a. related by common characteristics or ancestry
a. of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I


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Read [Esc] n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
v. become angry


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Read [Esc] v. present with a bias
v. seek indirectly


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Read [Esc] a. any of various alternatives; some other


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Read [Esc] n. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
n. (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)


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