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The typical uses of 'get'

Vocabulary: The Typical Uses of ‘Get’

We look at the typical uses of ‘get’, an extremely common verb in spoken English. In fact, you hear it in most native-speaker conversations, with a variety of meanings. So let’s practise!

Aptis General Test 8 with sample B2 answers

Aptis Speaking Test 8 with B2 Answers

In this test with sample B2 responses we’ve highlighted useful vocab and expressions. In the next test with B2 answers we’ll focus on the grammatical structures.

Vocabulary mind maps

Vocabulary: Using Mind Maps

How can we remember new words? Making and using mind maps that visually represent information is a great way to memorise vocabulary. We show you how to do it in this video.

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.

Aptis for teachers Reading Part 2

Aptis for Teachers: Reading Test Part 2

Part 2 of the Aptis Reading Test is on text cohesion. You have to put six sentences in the correct order to form a very short text. We show you how to look for clues.

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!

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.

Using the Passive

Grammar: Passive Forms

There are four main steps to consider when you want to use passive forms. Let’s revise the basics for changing active to passive & vice-versa.

Aptis FAQs

Aptis ESOL FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Aptis FAQ: A look at questions our students often ask about English exams. We’ve answered them to the best of our ability, with info that’s up-to-date at time of writing.