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Aptis Vocabulary and topics

Aptis Vocabulary and Topics

“What vocabulary and topics do I need for my Aptis test?” is a good question. The British Council gives no definitive list, but we can help you prepare.

How to learn new Vocabulary

How to Learn New Vocabulary

‘What’s the best way to learn new vocabulary?’ is a question we’re often asked. These tips and techniques are useful for any language learner. Get yourself into good habits!

Aptis Vocabulary Practice Sports Test

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Sport

Continuing with our new series, here are some more Aptis themed vocabulary tests, this time based on another typical topic: sport.

Aptis Vocabulary Practice - Food Quiz

Aptis Vocabulary Practice: Food

Our new section offers themed Aptis vocabulary practice on typical exam subject areas .- this time it’s food! Try our exam format tests and improve your vocabulary!

Adjectives + prepositions

Vocabulary: Adjectives plus Prepositions

There are no definite rules about using adjectives plus prepositions. You just need to read and practise. It’s another example of collocation, as tested in the Aptis Core Test.

When to use the verbs 'make' and 'do'

Vocabulary: Make or Do?

Should I use ‘make’ or’ ‘do’? These verbs are often the same in many European languages, which doesn’t help. Do I make my homework, or do my homework?  Find out here!

Aptis core test

Aptis Core Test: Vocabulary and Grammar

A compliation of our Aptis Core Test practice for Aptis General, Aptis for Teachers and Aptis Advanced. Test your vocabulary and grammar and check out the differences in language use.

The grammar of phrasal verbs

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

There are three main types of phrasal verbs. We look at the grammar behind using phrasal verbs successfully, and what you need to remember.

Grammar mini-test – I wish & if only

Grammar: ‘I wish’ and ‘If only’

We use ‘I wish’ and ‘If only’ to make wishes about the present and the future, to express regrets about the past and to express annoyance about present behaviour or situations.

The language of agreeing & disagreeing

Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing

Spoken Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing. Part of the Aptis Core Test deals with the use of grammar when speaking, so practise and test this here.

Test your reported speech

Grammar: Reported Speech

“I’ve got some exercises for you on reported speech.” She told me she had some exercises for me on reported speech. Practise this important B2-level grammar point here.

How to use prepositions of time

Grammar: Prepositions of Time

Some more exercises for you to do when you have a few free minutes. This time we’re focusing on a tricky area: using prepositions of time. In, at, on, or no preposition at all?