Aptis for Teachers Vocabulary Test 4
This Aptis for Teachers vocabulary test has been designed especially for teachers. It’s set within an educational context, as in the official Aptis ESOL tests, and includes typical themes and scenarios relevant to life as a teacher.
The vocabulary component forms part of the Aptis Core Test, the other part being the grammar component. There are 50 questions in 25 minutes in total, equally divided between the two linguistic areas.
You can find all the details of the test in Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Practice Test 1.
All our practice tests follow Aptis exam format and have the same time-limits, so the vocabulary test has 25 questions to answer in a maximum of 12.5 minutes. Let’s remind ourselves of the four question-types: word pairs, word definitions, word usage and word combinations. Don’t worry – we give you a clear description and an example of each question-type before each mini-test.
We’ve designed our tests in four sections, one for each question-type, to help familiarise you with what you have to do. In each section you can take up to 30 seconds per question. If you take too long doing the tests, they’ll automatically finish and you’ll have to start again.
We advise you to read all of the options carefully before choosing your answer, as some of them may be quite similar. Try not to spend too long on any of the questions, as you can always come back to them later, both here and in the official Aptis for Teachers test. Oh, and always answer the question – never leave it blank. Sometimes you just have to rely on lucky guesses!
So let’s get started!
Aptis for Teachers: Vocabulary Test 4
Part 1: Word Pairs
You’ll see a target word in the following format: ‘sign up = ‘. You have to select the option that has the most similar meaning to that word; in this case, ‘enrol’.
Part 2: Word Definitions
You’re given a definition this time. You have to select a word to match to the definition. For example, ‘to practise for the school show is to …’ ‘rehearse’.
Part 3: Word Usage
Here you have to select a word to complete each sentence correctly. For example, ‘The college is offering [ presential / physical / face-to-face ] courses next term’. The correct answer here is ‘face-to-face‘.
Part 4: Word Combinations
You have to combine words that are often used together; this is called collocation. For example, we say ‘distance learning‘, ‘attend a lecture’ ‘poor grades’.
And don’t forget to practise the grammar component too – you’ll find all those and much more free exam material in the Guide to the Posts.