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Test Your English Vocabualry in Use

Test Your English Vocabualry in Use

Test Your English Vocabualry in Use

Why test vocabulary?

Research has shown that you need to meet a word at least 7 times before you know it properly. Doing exercisers like these, that practise words and expressions that you have already encountered, is a useful way of helping yourself to fix the vocabulary you are working on in your long-term memory.

 What vocabulary is tested?

This book provides a scries of tests on different aspects of English vocabulary ar an upper-intermediate level. Ii is based on the vocabulary presented and practised m the units of English Vocabulary in Use: upper-intermediate. There arc references in the contents pages and in each test to show you which unit or units each test is based on. In a few cases vocabulary items arc included which have not been presented in English Vocabulary in Use and, when this happens, the instructions for the exercise suggest that you may use a dictionary if you wish. You can, of course, use these tests even if you have nor been working with English Vocabulary in Use but are simply interested in assessing your knowledge of the vocabulary area covered hv the test.

How do I score my tests?

Each test is scored out of 40 and a key, with information about how many marks each item gets, is given at the back of the book. It should be very clear from the key what you need to write to get each mark and so you should br able to score your work without a teacher, if you wish to. The first exercise in each test always offers a maximum score of 10 and it is recommended that you do this exercise first. If your score for this exercise is less than 5. then wc suggest that you do a bit more work in the language area covered by the test before doing the rest of it. Although the rests are all scored our of 40. you will probably feel that some tests are easier than others. This is partly because everyone is more familiar with some vocabulary areas than others. However, because certain vocabulary areas arc particularly dense, it is also true that in a few cases you need to show' that you know more words and expressions than you do to get the same number of marks in the rest of the tests.

 How long do the tests take?

Each test should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. We hope that you enjoy using these tests and that they will help you to learn rhe vocabulary that you want and need to master at this level.

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