Aptis Grammar Practice Test 1
As is the case with many exams, being familiar with what to expect in a test can make a big difference to how well you do on exam day. So here’s the Aptis Grammar Test explained. Do you know what format the official Aptis Core Test takes? The core test is the part that deals with grammar and vocabulary.
In the Aptis Core Test 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, which means you can take up to 30 seconds per question. They’re always in a 3-option multiple-choice format. 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 study more if you want to pass the exam.
The correct answer here is ‘ought‘.
The spoken grammar questions sound more conversational. They usually take the form of a short exchange, as in the following example:
Peter: “How about going to the cinema this evening?”
Vally: “No, I don’t [ like / fancy / want ] going out tonight – it’s too cold.”
The correct answer here is ‘fancy‘.
So let’s get ready to practise! We all have busy lives and don’t always have time to get our grammar books out for serious study, and it can be hard to do enough practice tests before exam day.
That’s why these short, bite-sized tests are perfect to do when you have a few free minutes!
Our mini-tests only have twelve questions each, so there are two per Grammar Practice Test. Apart from that, the format is very similar to the official exam. The timimg is the same – 30 seconds per question.
The Grammar Practice 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.
When you finish the tests you can check through the answers and see any mistakes you’ve made. There are reminders of the rules throughout the tests; they pop up if you make a mistake. Then you can try again until you get them all right!
Remember you can find out more about what grammar you need at levels B1 and B2 in Use of Language.
You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.
Grammar Practice Test 1:1
This mini-test focuses on formal written grammar questions.
Grammar Practice Test 1:2
This mini-test focuses on spoken grammar within dialogues. This is to give you an idea of the kind of question to expect. However, in the official exam there won’t be so many questions of this type.