Essential Words for Learners

1,500 Words for English Learners

Here is a list of 1,500 important words for English learners. When you click on a word, you will see other words in the same category and a link to the page offering games, flashcards, and tests for that category.

This list can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). It is fully sortable, editable, and printable. You can even turn the list into American English or British English.

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a word from this list as the secret word.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

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Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is a word from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden adjective, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden adjective, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!

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