IELTS Band 6 vocabulary list

IELTS Band 6 vocabulary list

IELTS Band 6 vocabulary list

Your vocabulary is assessed in ALL parts of the IELTS, and the words on this page are what the examiner is looking for in order for you to reach a Band 5.0 result in your vocabulary.

Once you have looked through the list below, test your self with our IELTS Band 5.0 vocabulary list exercises. The exercises are split into groups of 10 words each to make learning easier!

Click here to study IELTS Band 6 vocabulary list group 1

Click here to study IELTS Band 6 vocabulary list group 2

Tips for using the vocabulary for IELTS lists:

  • look carefully through the list to make sure you know the words and are confident that you can use them in your written or spoken English.
  • Look up the meaning of any new words and put them in a sentence. If you’re not sure your sentence is correct, post it in the comments section at the bottom of the page and we’ll check it for you.
  • Make a handwritten note of any new words, ideally in a separate note pad that you carry with you. Whenever you have a few minutes – waiting for a bus, just before going to sleep, waiting for the kettle to boil – take out the list and look through, reminding yourself of the word and the meaning.
  • Improving your vocabulary for IELTS takes practice, so try to use the new word(s) in any suitable situation over the next few weeks – using the new word will help you remember it!
  • Write the new word a number of times – writing down vocabulary will help you remember it and will also help with spelling.

 

active modern pound regret sense
advance moment powder regular sensitive
affair musician power relation servant
allow nail prepare release serve
amuse nature present relief service
apply neither press religion several
argue nevertheless pretend remember shade
aside nonetheless pretense remind shallow
cough nor prevent remove shatter
cure number prevention rent shave
dozen nursery prior repetition shelf
earth office priority rescue shell
environment officer prison research shine
extract order prize respect shout
grateful outline process respond shower
ideal outward profession responsible silence
luck over professional restore silent
lump overseas program restrict silk
madden ownership programme retire since
manage paragraph progress reveal site
margin partner project revenge skill
marriage patience promise reverse slight
material patient pronounce review slippery
meantime pattern pronunciation revise smell
meanwhile pause proper roar soil
measure peace prove root solid
medium pearl provide rope solution
member perhaps public rot sorrow
membership period publication rotten sound
mental pile publish row sour
message pinch punctual royalty source
messenger pipe quote sale sow
method poem railroad salesman spade
mind poet rapid salt special
mine polite rare sample spill
miner population reach sand spirit
minimal portion react scratch spit
minimise position receipt screw text
minimum positive recent secret upset
model possible register seize veil

ability

compare

exchange

grind

journey

accept

condition

expert

guess

kneel

advantage

consider

explosion

guideline

knot

adventure

cooperate

export

handle

knowledge

afford

cottage

express

handshake

label

afraid

count

extend

handwriting

labour

although

damp

external

hardly

lack

altogether

darken

extreme

hatred

language

among

daylight

fact

headache

law

amount

deliver

factor

health

lawyer

anger

delivery

failure

heighten

lean

annoy

demand

fashion

hesitate

leather

appear

depth

fasten

honest

lighten

army

despite

favour

hook

limit

arrange

direction

favourite

horizon

link

arrive

director

fence

horizontal

liquid

article

discover

fever

hunt

load

attempt

distant

field

importance

loan

attend

document

figure

important

lonely

attention

doubt

file

inch

loosen

balance

drama

flag

income

plus

beat

drown

flame

indoor

practical

beauty

due

fool

industry

previous

behind

dull

foreign

ink

result

believe

during

forest

insect

scene

beyond

edge

form

instead

seldom

block

educate

formula

instrument

shore

blood

effect

frame

insurance

speech

board

effort

freedom

insure

split

borrow

elder

frequency

intelligence

spread

break

electric

frequent

interest

standard

bright

electrician

furthermore

intermediate

steam

broad

employ

future

international

sudden

capital

employee

gentle

invent

tender

century

engineer

gentleman

investigate

uniform

chief

enormous

grain

invite

village

circular

enough

grammar

iron

voluntary

climb

event

grammatical

item

vote

collect

evil

grand

jealous

worship

company

exact

greet

joint

youth

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