Aptis Advanced: Grammar Test 1
As is the case with the other Aptis exams, the Aptis Advanced grammar component forms part of the Core Test. The Core Test is the part that deals with grammar and vocabulary. You have to do 50 questions in 25 minutes. These questions are equally divided between vocabulary and grammar.
Being familiar with what to expect in a test can make a big difference to how well you do on exam day. So you need to know what format the Aptis Advanced Grammar Test takes.
The grammar component of the test contains 25 questions, which means you can take up to 30 seconds per question. They’re always in a 3-option multiple-choice format. There are two question types. Most of them focus on formal written English. However, some focus on the appropriate use of grammar when speaking, including formal and informal language.
So what’s the difference between the two?
Well, here’s an example of a typical written grammar question:
You [ ought / must / should ] to have studied more if you wanted to pass the exam.
The correct answer here is ‘ought‘.
The spoken grammar questions sound more conversational. They often take the form of a short exchange, as in the following example:
Tim: “How about going to the cinema this evening?”
John: “I wish I [can / could / be able to], but I’ve got homework to mark”
The correct answer here is ‘could‘.
Our Aptis Advanced Grammar Practice Tests follow the same format as the official exam. The timing is also the same – a maximum of 30 seconds per question. So, to be clear, you have 12.5 minutes to answer the 25 questions.
The tests cover a range of structures. This is to prepare you for the grammar component of the exam. But you’ll also find posts with mini-tests and other types of exercises that concentrate on particular grammar points. (They’re colour-coded blue, while the tests are colour-coded pink.) These are to help you practise for your exam in general.
In this first test we’re focusing on written grammar. The next test will include spoken grammar examples too.
When you finish the tests you can check through the answers and see any mistakes you’ve made. Then revise that grammar point, and try again until you get them all right!
You’ll find some of the structures you need to practise in our Grammar Reference section.
And you can find out more about the grammar and functions you need to use in Use of Language.
So let’s get going!
Aptis Advanced Grammar Practice Test 1.
You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.
What to do next
We recommend that you also take Aptis General Grammar Practice Test 1. The level is lower, of course, but all practice is good! Equally, why not try the Aptis for Teachers grammar test? The only real difference is that the questions are set in an educational context.
You’ll find specific grammar structures to practise in the Guide to the Posts.