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Aptis Grammar Practice Test 1

Aptis General Grammar Test 1

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.

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Aptis Grammar Test 1:1

12 written grammar questions

1 / 12

I .......... down the street when I met Chris.

2 / 12

She came by herself, .......... she?

3 / 12

We just found out that they're .......... married this Friday!

4 / 12

Excuse me, I'm lost.

.......... you help me?

5 / 12

We could have breakfast at home, .......... there's a café I really like on the corner

6 / 12

The train ........ at half-past three.

7 / 12

He takes the metro to work ........

8 / 12

Mary ............... cooking by the time I arrived.

9 / 12

I .......... in a hotel at the moment.

10 / 12

There were .......... than 50 people at the football match last night.

11 / 12

I ....... to do my homework before the holiday.

12 / 12

I'll phone you when I .......... home.

Your score is

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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.

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Aptis Grammar Test 1:2

12 spoken grammar questions

1 / 12

Malcolm: "What film do you recommend?"  Peter: "I suggest ...... 'Bladerunner."

2 / 12

Patti: "This is so hard!"  Nina: "I wish I ...... help you."

3 / 12

Nina: "I've got terrible toothache!"  Patti: "You really ........ to go to the dentist."

4 / 12

Patti: "Let's meet in the cinema at 8."  Chris: "OK – I'll ........... my homework by then."

5 / 12

Chris: "Do you remember .......... in Rome?"  John:"Yes – it was great!"

6 / 12

Bob: "Didn't you ....... to live in London?"  Tim: "No, never."

7 / 12

Bob: "Are you free tonight?"  Tim: "No, I've promised ........ Tom."

8 / 12

Vally: "What are you getting for Malcolm's birthday?"  Chris: "I've decided ......... him an e-book."

9 / 12

Vally: "Who do you think I saw?"  Malcolm: "Well, it ....... have been John – he's in Australia."

10 / 12

Peter: "Did you break the glass?"  Tim: "No, it ...... already broken when I arrived."

11 / 12

Chris: "Who did you tell?"  Vally: "The man ....... works there."

12 / 12

John: "That wasn't a good idea."  Chris: "Well, what would you ......... done?"

Your score is

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If you want more grammar practice, try  0, 1st and 2nd Conditionals, or the 3rd Conditional.  Or maybe you’d prefer to brush up on Reported Speech.

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