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378 High Frequency Words in IELTS Listening

378 High Frequency Words in IELTS Listening

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Knowing what kind of vocabulary to expect in IELTS listening can greatly improve your performance in the actual exam. Come and see if you know the meaning of all 378 high frequency words.


School

 

a. Library 

1. Shelf

2. Librarian

3. The stacks

4. Return

5. Fine

6. Magazine

7. Copier 

8. Overdue 

9. Reading room 

10. Reference room 

11. Periodical room 

12. Study lounge 

13. Catalogue 

14. Index 

15. Keyword 

16. Volume 

17. Library card 

18. Book reservation 

19. Periodical 

20. Quarterly 

21. Back issue 

22. Current issue 

23. Latest number 

24. Writing permission 

25. Check out 

26. Put on reserve 

 

b. Student

1. Freshman 

2. Sophomore 

3. Junior student 

4. Senior student 

5. Bachelor 

6. Master 

7. Doctoral candidate 

8. Alumni/alumnus 

9. Post doctorate 

 

c. Teacher

1. Lecturer 

2. Associate professor 

3. Supervisor 

4. Professor 

5. Dean 

6. Teaching assistant 

 

d. Courses

1. Take the course 

2. Credit 

3. Register 

4. Drop the course 

5. Introductory course 

6. Advanced course 

7. Rank 

8. Syllabus 

9. Curriculum 

10. Seminar 

11. Elective/optional course 

12. Compulsory course 

13. Drop-out 

14. Makeup exam 

15. Psychology course 

16. Physics 

17. Computer course 

18. Computer science 

 

e. Reading & Books

1. Book review 

2. Novel 

3. Press 

4. Publisher 

5. Publication 

6. Biography 

7. Editorial 

8. Extra copy 

9. Paperback edition 

10. Out of print 

11. Read selectively 

12. Get through a novel 

13. Be addicted to the book 

14. Plough through 

15. Read extensively 

 

f. After Class

1. Devote to 

2. Run for 

3. Candidate 

4. Vote 

5. Conflict 

6. Election campaign 

7. Campaign manager 

8. Participant 

9. The student’s union 

10. Chairman 

11. Speech contest 

12. Enroll in 

13. Sign up for 

 

 

Daily Life

 

a. Shopping

1. Convenience store 

2. Department store 

3. Mall 

4. Chain store 

5. Shopping list 

6. Supermarket 

7. Family size 

8. Receipt 

9. Outlet 

10. On sale 

11. Sell out 

12. Grocery store 

13. Out of stock 

14. In stock 

15. Customer 

16. Complaint 

17. Deliver 

18. Counter 

19. Closing time 

20. Balance 

21. Luxurious items 

22. Electronic product 

23. Stationery 

24. Digital video camera 

25. Past the prime 

 

b. Living in a house

1. Housework 

2. Electric cooker 

3. Laundry 

4. Iron 

5. Vacuum cleaner 

6. Housemaid 

7. Housekeeper 

8. Housewife 

9. Keep an eye on 

10. Household expenses 

11. Keep down the cost 

12. Fix the dinner 

13. Budget 

14. In a mess 

15. Economical 

 

c. Daily Interaction

1. Leisure time

2. Telephone booth 

3. Date 

4. Pay phone 

5. Call on sb. 

6. Long-distance call 

7. Take a message 

8. Hang up 

9. Keep contact 

10. Hold on 

11. Hospitable 

 

 

Business

 

a. Looking for a job

1. Job hunting 

2. Inexperienced 

3. Opportunity 

4. Want ads 

5. Unemployment 

6. Position 

7. Wage 

8. Opening/vacancy 

9. Full-time job 

10. Part-time job 

11. Inquiry 

12. Do odd jobs 

13. Consult 

14. Resume 

15. Application letter 

16. Fire 

17. Hire 

18. Recruit 

19. Interview 

20. Job-hopping 

21. Interviewee 

22. Take over 

23. Interviewer 

24. Appointment 

25. Impression 

26. Confident 

27. Turn down 

28. Have no match for… 

 

b. Working in a business

1. On business 

2. Be involved in 

3. Appointment 

4. In charge of 

5. Client 

6. Compromise 

7. Get along with

8. Proposal 

9. Assistance 

10. Branch 

11. Cooperation 

12. Transaction 

13. Bid 

14. Transfer 

 

c. Business Attitude 

1. Attitude 

2. Personality 

3. Overwork 

4. Determined 

5. Forgetful 

6. Diligent 

7. Wear out 

8. Perseverance 

9. Hang on 

10. Workaholic 

11. Workload 

12. Struggle 

13. Continuous exploration 

14. Hard-working 

 

d. Work Performance

1. Recognition 

2. Tribute 

3. Achievement 

4. Pioneer 

5. Contribution 

6. Blaze a trail 

7. Symbol 

8. Legend 

 

 

Entertainment 

 

a. Art & Culture

1. Napkin 

2. Beverage 

3. Gardening 

4. Excursion 

5. Performance 

6. TV channels 

7. Horror movie 

8. Broadcast 

9. Live broadcast 

10. Documentary 

11. Violence movie 

12. Commercial advertisement 

13. Entertainment industry 

14. TV theater 

 

b. Eating Out

1. Waiter/waitress 

2. Pork 

3. Beef steak 

4. Menu 

5. Raw 

6. Medium 

7. Done 

8. Dessert 

9. Snack 

10. Join sb. for dinner 

11. Appetizer 

12. Make a reservation 

13. Cutlery 

14. Loaf 

15. Buffet 

16. Staple 

17. Go dutch 

18. Regular dinner 

19. Mutton 

20. Change 

 

 

Personal Well-being

 

a. Illness

1. Epidemic 

2. Sore throat 

3. Bird flu 

4. Runny nose 

5. SARS 

6. Stomachache 

7. Infectious illness 

8. Toothache 

9. Symptom 

10. Allergy 

11. Sneeze 

12. Fracture 

13. Diabetes 

14. Have a temperature 

15. Dental decay 

 

b. Hospital & Doctors 

1. Attending/chief doctor;physician;consultant 

2. Infirmary 

3. Physician 

4. Surgeon 

5. Clinic 

6. Anaesthetist 

 

c. Exercise 

1. Put on weight 

2. Watch your diet 

3. Overweight 

4. On diet 

5. Lose weight 

6. Physical exercise 

 

d. Personal Health

1. In good shape 

2. In a fit state 

3. Out of shape 

4. Fit as a fiddle 

5. In poor shape 

6. Feel under the weather 

 

 

Traveling

1. Travel agency 

2. Flight number 

3. Check in 

4. Motel 

5. Book the ticket 

6. Platform 

7. Hiking 

8. Hitch-hike 

9. Conductor 

10. Skiing 

11. Mineral bath 

12. Streetcar 

13. Resort 

14. Visa 

15. Express train 

16. High-speed train 

17. Shuttle 

18. Ferry 

19. Tube/underground 

20. Expressway/freeway 

21. Roundtrip 

 

 

Trending Topics

1. Prosperous 

2. Decline 

3. Depression 

4. Recession 

5. Collapse 

6. Bankrupt 

7. Monetary 

8. Circulation

9. Financier 

10. Surplus 

11. Inflation 

12. Deflation 

13. Economic crisis 

14. Potential 

15. Cyberspace 

16. Multimedia 

17. Hacker 

18. Server 

 

 

Weather 

1. Recycled water 

2. Renewable energy 

3. Sewage treatment 

4. Recyclable 

5. Deforestation rate 

6. Water and soil erosion 

7. Temperature 

8. Muggy 

9. Humidity 

10. Breeze 

11. Climate trend 

12. Climate variation 

13. Climate warming 

14. Climate watch 

15. Climate-sensitive activity 

16. Climatic anomaly 

17. Conservation area

18. Forecast 

19. Downpour 

20. Gust 

 

 

Housing & Moving

 

Housing

1. Landlord/landlady 

2. Ventilation 

3. Tenant 

4. Accommodate 

5. Apartment/flat 

6. Dwell 

7. Residence 

8. Downtown 

9. Hallway 

10. Suburb 

11. Spare room 

12. Neighborhood 

13. Burglar 

14. Transportation 

15. House-warming party 

16. Subway entrance 

 

Decoration & Repair

1. Furnished 

2. Crack 

3. Unfurnished 

4. Install 

5. Baby crib 

6. Maintenance 

7. Decoration 

8. Plumber 

9. Multiple glazing 

10. Washing machine 

11. Cupboard 

12. Refrigerator/fridge 

13. Sideboard 

14. Light bulb 

15. Sink

16. Heater 

17. Pipe 

18. Furnace 

19. Leak 

20. Air conditioner 

 

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