Aptis Core Test: Vocabulary & Grammar
You can practise the grammar and the vocabulary you need for the Aptis Core Test with this compilation of our Practice Tests for all the Aptis exams.
Do you know what the Aptis Core Test is? It’s the part that deals with grammar and vocabulary. You have to do 50 questions in 25 minutes. The questions are divided equally between vocabulary and grammar.
The grammar component of the test contains 25 questions in a 3-option multiple-choice format. The vocabulary component of the test also contains 25 questions, and there are four question-types.
Our students are always asking us to explain the difference between the three main Aptis Tests, and we thought the best way to explain was to show you. So in this post you can compare the content and level of each test. Of course, this will be especially useful for teachers who are wondering which test to take. But anyway, whichever test you’re taking, all practice is good practice!
There are different versions of the mini-tests for Aptis General, Aptis for Teachers and Aptis Advanced. All of our practice tests mirror the Aptis format very closely.
Aptis Core Test: Vocabulary Practice Tests
We decided to do the vocabulary questions in four parts so that we could focus on the four question-types. This also gives you time to think. Just to remind you, the four types are: word pairs, word definitions, word usage and word combinations. There are 25 questions in total, as in the official exam, and the timing is the same.
Here are tests for the four parts of the Aptis Vocabulary Test. We’ll begin with Aptis General, then move on to Aptis for Teachers and Aptis Advanced.
You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.
At the end of each section you’ll find links to the relevant posts. These contain more detailed information about the tests, in addition to general advice and exam tips.
Part 1: Word Pairs
Synonyms or near-synonyms.
You’ll see a target word in this format: ‘rich = ‘. You have to select a synonym (the option that has the most similar meaning to that word); in this case, ‘wealthy’.
Aptis for Teachers
Part 2: Word Definitions
You’re given a definition and you have to select a word to match to the definition. For example, ‘to cover with paper or material is to’ … ‘wrap’.
Aptis for Teachers
Part 3: Word Usage
You have to select a word to complete each sentence correctly. For example, ‘The holiday company offers [ tourism / monument / sightseeing ] tours every day’. The correct answer here is ‘sightseeing‘.