IELTS Listening Confusing Vocabulary words

Here we have provided the huge list of all IELTS Listening Confusing Vocabulary words and made them easy to understand and prepare for exams.

IELTS Listening Confusing Vocabulary words
Here we have provided the huge list of all IELTS Listening Confusing Vocabulary words and made them easy to understand and prepare for exams.

Accept (willingly receive): He accepted my gift with happiness.
Except (not including): All except him were present.
Expect (to think that something will probably happen): He expected me to drive him home.

Access (right or opportunity to reach or use or visit): People living in urban areas have access to technology.
Excess (more than enough): There is excess sugar in the tea.

Adapt (adjust): Try to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Adept (skilful): He is adept in the art of flattery.
Adopt (legally take into a relationship): My aunt adopted a boy last week.

Addition (to add): I am not good at addition.
Edition (copies of a book, newspaper etc. issued at one time): The first edition of this book was published in 1996.

Affect (to produce an effect on): The shock affected her badly.
Effect (result of an action): My advice had no effect on him.

Advice (n) (suggestion): We must follow the advice of our teachers.
Advise (v) (suggest): I advised him to see a doctor.

Band (flat, thin strip put round something; group of musicians): I tied the papers with a rubber band.
Bend (force something straight into a curve or angle): He bends down to tie his shoelace.

Bear (to tolerate; a large animal): I cannot bear this insult.
Beer (an alcoholic drink): I do not drink beer.

Beat (strike repeatedly; defeat): The rain beat loudly against the roof.
Bit (past tense of bite, a small quantity): A dog bit me in my leg.
Beet (a vegetable): Beetroot is good for our health.

Brake (a device for stopping vehicle): The driver applied the brakes in time.
Break (separate into pieces under a blow or strain; interval): Children often break my window glass while playing crick-
et.

Carrier (person or thing that carries): Carrier of a bicycle cannot bear a heavy load.
Career (profession): I want to make a career in medical field.

Cease (stop): They have ceased the work.
Seize (take hold of forcibly or suddenly): She seized the gun from him.

Cereal (grain used for food): We should include cereals in our daily diet.
Serial (a series): I do not like to watch TV serials.

Cheap (not costly): This jacket is quite cheap.
Chip (thin piece): I like to eat potato chips during my fasts.

Cheat (deceive or trick): Many hawkers cheat people.
Chit (a note): Students were copying the answers from the chits in the exam.

Cite (quote or mention): He cited many examples to prove his point.
Sight (view): He saw a strange sight yesterday.
Site (a place for some activity): This is a good site for the school.

Complacent (self-satisfied): My aged uncle is too complacent.
Complaisant (willing to please): He is so complaisant that he never objects anyone.

Complement (thing that completes): This sweet dish complements our meal.
Compliment (a formal greeting): I complimented him for his good performance.

Conscious (aware of): Youngsters have become much conscious of their looks.
Conscience (moral sense of right and wrong): My conscience does not allow me to take bribe.
Coarse (rough): The road to village was coarse.
Course (series of lessons): We had finished our course by the end of January.

Coast (seashore): They have rented a cottage on the coast.
Cost (price): I cannot afford the cost of this house.

Decease (death; die): His decease caused great hardship to his family.
Disease (illness): He is suffering from a serious disease.

Deep (not shallow): The water was not very deep.
Dip (put something into liquid for short time and take out): She dipped her feet into the water.

Desert (dry and sandy land): The Sahara is the largest desert in the world.
Dessert (sweet dish at the end of the meal): We had ice-cream as dessert.

Dose (amount of medicine): Give him a dose of medicine every four hours.
Doze (short light sleep; sleep lightly): He was dozing in the class.

Elicit (draw out facts etc.): He could not elicit any information from him.
Illicit (illegal): He was arrested for an illicit sale of liquor.

Eminent (distinguished, notable): His father is an eminent scientist.
Imminent (about to happen): His promotion is imminent.

Eligible (fit to be chose): I am not eligible for the post.
Legible (clear enough to read): Legible handwriting leaves good impression on others.

Feel (experience): I feel cold today.
Fill (make or become full; occupy completely): The waiter filled the empty glass with water.

Fair (stalls, amusements for public entertainment; white): We purchased some traditional dresses from the fair.
Fare (price of a journey on public transport): Air fares are getting higher day by day.

Grate (scrape things like vegetables): My mother asked me to grate cheese.
Great (very important): It is a great opportunity for me to work in this company.

Heard (past tense and past participle of hear): I heard someone knocking at the door.
Herd (a large number of animals kept together): I saw a herd of cows grazing in the field.

Idol (statue): The temple had magnificent idols of many gods and goddesses.
Ideal (perfect): This is an ideal place to party.
Idle (without work; lazy): Time is precious, so do not sit idle.

Its (possessive form of it): I have a car. Its colour is black.
It’s (contraction of “it is”): It’s very hot today.

Later (afterwards): Raj reached the station later than Rahul.
Latter (last mentioned): Rashmi and Tina are sisters; the latter of the two sings better.

Leave (go away from; permission to be absent from duty): He took a leave of 4 days.
Live (to stay): I live in a posh area.

Loose (not tight): Children should always wear loose clothes.
Lose (be deprived of esp. by negligence; become unable to find, follow or understand; be defeated in (a game, battle
etc.)):
1. Where did you lose your bag?
2. Being absent-minded, I lose my way sometimes.
3. His team loses most of the time.

Lessen (make less): Let us try to lessen the miseries of poor.
Lesson (something to be learned): I have learnt a lesson from this experience.

Mail (letters or parcels etc. carried by post; email): I have no mail today.
Male (man): We have a male-dominated society.

Meat (animal flesh as food): I do not eat meat as I am a vegetarian.
Meet (come face to face): I want to meet your boss.

Patience (ability to bear delay; tolerance): We need to have patience to deal with children.
Patients (people under treatment): Due to epidemic, all the hospitals are full of patients.

Peace (mental calm; in a state of friendliness): The country is not at peace with its neighbour.
Piece (a small part of a whole thing): I want a piece of bread.

Plain (simple): I want plain water only.
Plane (short form of aeroplane; flat surface): The plane took off at the right time.

Price (the value or cost of a thing): What is the price of this book?
Prize (reward): She won second prize in the beauty contest.

Practice {repeated activity undertaken to improve a skill (n)}: You need a lot of practice to improve your English.
Practise {do repeatedly to improve a skill (Brit.) (v)}: You should practise speaking English.

Pray (to do prayer): I pray to God every day.
Prey (an animal that is hunted by another animal for food): The tiger killed its prey.

Precede (come or go before in order): Will my biology class precede my English class or come after it?
Proceed (go forward or further; continue): The company decided to proceed with the project.

Principal (head of school; main): Our principal is a highly learned man.
Principle (personal code of conduct): He does not follow any set principles.

Quiet (silent): Be quiet, please.
Quit (give up): He quit smoking three years ago.
Quite (to some extent, rather; completely, entirely): You answered the question quite correctly.

Right (correct): He thinks that he is always right.
Write (mark a surface like paper with symbols, letters or words): It is boring to write long essays.
Rite (religious procedure): As per our religion, women cannot take part in burial rites.

Rich (having wealth): He is one of the richest people in the world.
Reach (arrive at a place): It took four days for the letter to reach me.

Root (the part of the plant which is underground): The roots of a banyan tree are deep.
Route (way taken from one place to another): Our school bus does not go by this route.

Sand (fine loose grains forming the seashores, deserts etc.): Children like to play with sand.
Send (convey): I will send you an email for the confirmation of date.

Sail (travel in boat or ship): Soon the ship sailed away and got out of sight.
Sale (act of selling): These goods are not for sale.
Sell (exchange or be exchanged for money): We want to sell our furniture before shifting.

Scene (view): I cannot describe the scene at the site of accident.
Seen (past participle of see): Have you seen my bag?
Sin (breaking of moral law): To kill cow is a sin in Hindu religion.

Skim (to go through quickly): I skimmed through the text to find the answer.
Scheme (plan): Many shops offer attractive schemes to raise the sale.

Snacks (small amount of food eaten between meals): I do not have habit of eating snacks between meals.
Snakes (an animal): Cobra is a poisonous snake.

Soul (spiritual part of a person): The body dies, but the soul never dies.
Sole (only; bottom surface of foot or shoe): The sole of my shoe is torn.

Stationary (not moving): The sun is stationary and the earth moves around it.
Stationery (writing material): My uncle has a stationery shop.

Tail (hindmost part of an animal): The monkey uses its tail to jump from one tree to another.
Tale (a short story): Children are fond of fairy tales.

Tap (device by which the flow of liquid can be controlled): The tap in the kitchen is leaking for the last 2 days.
Tape (in cassettes and videos; used for tying up): I need some blank tapes to record some new songs.

Taste (flavour in mouth): I do not like the taste of Chinese dish.
Test (exam): My last test did not go well.

Temper (state of mind): Do not lose your temper.
Tamper (meddle with): After his death, they tampered with his will.

Their (belonging to them): Their house is very big.
There (at that place or position): There is a book on the table.

Through (going in one side and out of other): We are passing through a jungle.
Throw (to fling): We should not throw stones at animals.
Thorough (complete, not superficial): The doctor did a thorough examination of the patient.

Very (in high degree): I am very upset with your performance.
Vary (to change): Flowers vary in colour and size.

Wait (to wait for somebody): I had to wait for fifteen minutes for the bus.
Weight (load): Her doctor told her to reduce her weight.
Wet (not dry): Her cheeks were wet with tears.

Wander (go about from place to place aimlessly): We spent the morning wandering around the old part of the city.
Wonder (think; surprise): I wonder whether he will pass in the exam.

Want (desire): Everybody wants a peaceful life.
Won’t (contraction of “will not”): They won’t approve your proposal.

Warm (of fairly high temperature): I like to eat warm food.
Worm (a crawling creature): It is rainy so many worms have come out of the soil.

Waste (fail to use): We should not waste our time.
Waist (narrow middle part of the human figure): The soldier tied a belt round his waist.
West (a direction): The sun sets in the west.

Weak (not strong): He is too weak to walk.
Week (period of seven days): I will go to Delhi next week.

Weather (state of atmosphere): The weather is very pleasant.
Whether (giving alternative possibility): I am not sure whether I will be able to come.

Whole (all of something): She drank the whole bottle of milk.
Hole (empty space): There is a hole in my shoe. 
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