Aptis Grammar Practice Test 3
The Aptis Core Test includes the grammar component. Our grammar tests follow the official exam format and timing. We also explain any wrong answers.
If you’re not familiar with the test format yet, we recommend you to read Aptis Grammar Practice Test 1. But here’s a brief summary of the Aptis Core Test, as a reminder. It takes 50 minutes, and it’s divided equally between grammar and vocabulary. The grammar component is in a multiple-choice format. There are 25 questions, with three options for each question. Most of them look like formal written English, but some are in the format of a brief conversation. These focus on the use of grammar in speaking, and include both formal and informal language.
Aptis Core Test Preparation and Practice
Core Test preparation
Studying grammar books and vocabulary lists is always a good way to prepare for a language exam. However, both John and I feel the best way is to immerse yourself in the language as much as you can. Speaking from experience, I’ve found this works much better. I studied French and German when I was at secondary school, and most of the teaching was very book-based. Although I learned enough to pass the exams, I never really felt confident in either language.
In contrast, I learned Spanish by choice, and my methods were very different. I did use a ‘Teach Yourself’ book at first, which helped to give me an overview of the grammar, but I learned lots more by listening to songs! I read the lyrics and noticed structures I didn’t understand, like the subjunctive (which we hardly use in English). Little by little, these structures started to sound and look normal to me. It’s also a great way to learn new vocabulary, of course. I did the same with simple texts and stories (more about this in Top Tips for Reading).
Watching TV helped too, even though at first I couldn’t understand much! A great way to start is by watching subtitled series or films that you’ve already seen in your own language. Then you know what’s going on, and can focus more on how the characters express themselves.
Of course, if you’re lucky enough to be able to travel in an English-speaking country, it’s even better. But if you can’t, you can still immerse yourself in the language through reading, listening and watching. It really is the best way!
Core Test practice
Our grammar and vocabulary tests are in official exam format and follow exam timing. They’ll really help you to feel ready for exam day. We’ve chosen to do the tests separately in order to help you focus on the different aspects. Grammar posts are colour-coded blue, and vocabulary posts are green. As well as the exam-style tests, you’ll find lots of different mini-tests and exercises for both grammar and vocabulary.
Reminders of the rules will pop up during the grammar tests to explain any mistakes you make. As always, we recommend that you make a note of any structures you have problems with. Then check on those grammar points in the B1, B2 & C1 Grammar Reference. If we haven’t covered them yet, we recommend you to try Raymond Murphy’s English Grammar in Use.
So now it’s time to prepare for the Aptis Core Test by doing another practice exam.
Aptis Grammar Test 3
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