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.

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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.)

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