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Aptis Vocabulary Practice: The Environment

Aptis Vocabulary on the environment

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: The Environment

Here’s another set of themed vocabulary tests, this time about the environment. The environment and environmental issues are subject areas that are often tested in all the Aptis exams. However, as we’ve mentioned in other Aptis Vocabulary practice posts, many other public English exams also cover these areas. For example, Cambridge PET, FCE and CAE (increasing in order of difficulty), Language Cert, and Trinity College London (GESE Grades 7, 9 and 10; ISE II).

Various threats to the environment (pollution, deforestation, rising sea levels etc) have been in the news a lot lately, so students will probably have studied and talked about this in class. This makes it extremely relevant for teachers doing the Aptis tests too.

We’ve written this in the style of the vocabulary component of the Aptis Core Test, so that you get to learn new vocabulary and do exam practice too. How great is that?

Remember, It’s a good idea to copy the vocabulary into your notebook after you’ve done each mini-test. Why? Because the act of writing things down really aids your memory in general, and vocabulary retention in particular. What’s more, you can use your notes to make a mind map later. If you’ve forgotten how to make one, check out this video.

Aptis Vocabulary Test: The Environment

Part 1:  Word Pairs

In this part, we’re looking at adjectives related to the environment. We give you a target word in the following format: ‘resilient =’. Then you have to select (from a drop-down list) the option that has the most similar meaning to that word in this context; in this case, ‘being able to recover quickly from environmental challenges’.

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Environment 1

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biodiverse =

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eroded =

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toxic =

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reusable =

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polluted =

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sustainable =

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Part 2:  Word Definitions

Here we’re looking at verbs to do with the environment. We give you a definition and you have to select a word (from the drop-down list) to match that definition. For example, ‘to maintain and protect the natural state of an area is to … preserve’. 

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

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Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Environment 2

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to restore and revive natural ecosystems is to …

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to break down or decay and become absorbed by the environment is to ...

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to promote the growth and development of natural elements is to …

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to inform and raise awareness about environmental issues is to …

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to maintain and safeguard the natural state of an area is to .…

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to remove pollutants from the environment is to …

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to reprocess materials in order to reduce environmental impact is to …

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Part 3:  Word Usage

In part three you have to select a word (again from a drop-down list) to complete each sentence correctly. For example, ‘Recycling plays a crucial role in reducing the amount of electronic … [waste/wire/batteries] that ends up in landfill sites every day’. The correct answer here is ‘waste’.

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Environment 3

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Conservationists try to maintain wildlife … in order to protect natural habitats.

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Eco-friendly ... reduces enviromental impact.

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Urban green spaces act as … for towns and cities.

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Planting more ... improves air quality.

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Responsible … preserves marine life.

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Governments are investing in public transportation to reduce reliance on private ...

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More and more people are switching to organic ... these days.

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Part 4:  Word Combinations

In this part you have to combine words that are often used together; this is called collocation. For example, we say ‘biodegradable plastic’, not ‘environmental plastic’.

You have a maximum of 30 seconds per question, as in the official exam. If you take too long, the quiz will automatically finish.

You took too long – try again!


Vocabulary

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Environment 4

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air +

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renewable +

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carbon +

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global +

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conservation +

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natural +

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ozone +

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Next Steps

You’ll find lots more vocabulary practice, exercises and tests in our Guide.

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