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Aptis Core Test: Vocabulary and Grammar

Aptis core test

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 General

Aptis Vocabulary Test 1:1

Word Pairs

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eat =

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beautiful =

3 / 6

huge =

4 / 6

estimate =

5 / 6

picture =

6 / 6

hug =

Your score is

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You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis General Vocabulary Test 2.1

Word Pairs

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found =

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spring =

3 / 6

admit =

4 / 6

practise =

5 / 6

close =

6 / 6

improve =

Your score is

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Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Test 3:1

Word Pairs

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rent =

2 / 6

distinct =

3 / 6

entire =

4 / 6

away =

5 / 6

prohibit =

6 / 6

main =

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 1:1

Word Pairs

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go over  =

2 / 5

hand out =

3 / 5

mix up =

4 / 5

hand in =

5 / 5

opt for =

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 2:1

Word Pairs

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go over  =

2 / 6

hand out =

3 / 6

mix up =

4 / 6

hand in =

5 / 6

opt for =

6 / 6

catch on =

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 3:1

Word Pairs

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fee =

2 / 6

student =

3 / 6

college =

4 / 6

colleague =

5 / 6

exercise =

6 / 6

composition =

Your score is

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Aptis Advanced

Aptis Advanced

Aptis Advanced Vocabulary Test 1:1

Word Pairs

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money =

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problematic =

3 / 6

expensive =

4 / 6

ambition =

5 / 6

type =

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storyline =

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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 General

Aptis Vocabulary Test 1:2

Word definition

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To think again is to

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To argue is to

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A mark indicating the quality of students' work is a/an

4 / 6

Something you buy at a good price is a/an

5 / 6

Something you eat between meals is called a/an

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To take after is to

Your score is

0%

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis General Vocabulary Test 2.2

Word Definitions

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to end a phone call is to

2 / 6

to stop trying is to

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to state (something) as true or as a fact is to

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to arrange things in a neat and ordered way is to

5 / 6

to enter a house illegally with intent to steal is to…

6 / 6

to have confidence in is to

Your score is

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Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Test 3:2

Word Definitions

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a fellow worker is a/an

2 / 6

to be relaxed and casual is to be

3 / 6

to walk around without an aim is to

4 / 6

a place for further education is a/an

5 / 6

a family member is a/an

6 / 6

to annoy is to

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 1:2

Word Definitions

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to sketch something or someone is to =

2 / 5

to speak very quietly is to =

3 / 5

to make something better is to =

4 / 5

to give a mark to a piece of work is to =

5 / 5

to closely watch a student is to =

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 2:2

Word Definitions

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to sketch something or someone is to =

2 / 7

to speak very quietly is to =

3 / 7

to compare answers with someone is to =

4 / 7

to make something better is to =

5 / 7

to closely watch a student is to =

6 / 7

to make a project more efficient is to =

7 / 7

to give a mark to a piece of work is to =

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 3:2

Word Definitions

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a student who causes disorder in class is

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a meeting where you receive instructions is a/an

3 / 6

keeping a student after school hours as a punishment is a/an

4 / 6

a/an … is one of the departments of a university

5 / 6

money awarded for study costs is a/an

6 / 6

to grade is to

Your score is

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Aptis Advanced

Aptis Advanced

Aptis Advanced Vocabulary Test 1:2

Word Definition

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something occurring without aim or reason is

2 / 6

to be distant and detached is to be

3 / 6

to pull back or move away is to

4 / 6

a place where rubbish is put is a/an

5 / 6

a concealed problem or drawback is a/an

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to enlarge in size or weight is to

Your score is

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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‘.

Aptis General

Aptis Vocabulary Test 1:3

Word Usage

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I .... I had more free time

2 / 5

Watching daytime TV is usually a  ........ of time

3 / 5

I .... I can come and visit you soon.

4 / 5

He’s a very cautious person; he never takes unnecessary ....

5 / 5

Many men suffer from hair ...

Your score is

The average score is 69%

0%

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis General Vocabulary Test 2.3

Word Usage

1 / 6

The milk smelled …, so I didn't use it.

2 / 6

My mum hates change – she's very … in her ways.

3 / 6

This bread is too … to eat – it's rock-hard.

4 / 6

If I were you, I'd leave early to avoid the ….

5 / 6

I'll be retired by the time I've paid the … on the house.

6 / 6

It's important to ... a good impression at a job interview.

Your score is

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Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Test 3:3

Word Usage

1 / 6

The show was such a/an … that I couldn't get tickets.

2 / 6

To get to the school, go up this street and … the corner.

3 / 6

It's time for bed now, so turn … the TV.

4 / 6

The train was so … that I couldn't get a seat.

5 / 6

This book is really … – everyone's reading it!

6 / 6

If you don't know a word, look it …

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 1:3

Word Usage

1 / 5

The principal’s a very …. person who always explains things clearly.

2 / 5

My head of department’s really … – she’s always telling everyone what to do.

3 / 5

The university is known for its … excellence.

4 / 5

The children make so much noise – they’re really …

5 / 5

I’m never late for class – I’m very …

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 2:3

Word Usage

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The principal’s a very …. person who always explains things clearly.

2 / 6

My head of department’s really … – she’s always telling everyone what to do.

3 / 6

The university is known for its … excellence.

4 / 6

The children make so much noise – they’re really …

5 / 6

I’m never late for class – I’m very …

6 / 6

It’s important to be … when discussing students with parents.

Your score is

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Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 3:3

Word Usage

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To pass the exam you need a/an … mark of 60.

2 / 6

Three students were … yesterday.

3 / 6

It's important to take the … every day.

4 / 6

She's doing a/an … in child psychology.

5 / 6

I felt nervous when the principal came to … my class.

6 / 6

Some teachers never … top marks.

Your score is

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