Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Work
Continuing with our new series, here are some more Aptis vocabulary practice tests on a theme. This time the theme is work, another typical subject area for discussion, both in oral exams and in real life.
The topic comes up at some point in most exams. For Trinity College London, work is one of the subject areas for the oral exam GESE Grade 4 (A2.2), while the world of work comes up at GESE Grade 8 (B2.2). For more information about all the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels, from A1 – C2, click here.
Some of the typical questions that come up in exams
Describe your typical working day.
What job would you like to do in the future?
Do you think it’s difficult to get a good job in your country?
What’s more important to you, getting job satisfaction or earning a good salary?
Is there an opportunity for promotion where you work?
What’s the best job you’ve ever had?
Are you thinking about changing jobs? Why / Why not?
Aptis Vocabulary Practice Tests: Work
We hope these mini-tests will help to expand your vocabulary on the topic of work. As always, we’ve followed the format of the official Aptis vocabulary tests to help you become familiar with you what you’ll have to do on exam day. So there are four question-types in each mini-test: word pairs, word definitions, word usage and word combinations. Before each mini-test we give you an example of each of these question-types to remind you of what to do.
Part 1: Word Pairs
In this part we’re looking at nouns associated with work vocabulary. We give you a target word in the following format: ‘salary = ‘. Then you have to select (from a drop-down list) the option that has the most similar meaning to that word; in this case, ‘wages’.
Part 2: Word Definitions
Here we’re looking at the names of some jobs. We give you a definition and you have to select a word (from the drop-down list) to match to that definition. For example, ‘someone who works in a classroom with students’ is ‘a teacher’.
Part 3: Word Usage
You have to select a word (again from a drop-down list) to complete each sentence correctly. For example, ‘I had to have a/an [ reunion / interview / CV] before I got my job’. The correct answer here is ‘interview‘.
Part 4: Word Combinations
Finally, in this part you have to combine words that are often used together; this is called collocation. For example, we say ‘job satisfaction’, not ‘job happiness’.
Try our other themed tests too. Here’s one on Food and another on Sport.
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