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Aptis Practice Materials

Speaking
Mock Test

Level: A1 C1
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Mock Speaking Test 12 minutes maximum


Outline
The speaking test consists of 4 different parts.
The candidates responses are recorded.
A maximum of 5 marks are available for each task.
The test takes about 12 minutes.
Examiner reads everything from here onwards. The candidate speaks after the BEEP.
Part 1: Welcome to the Aptis speaking test. In this part Im going to ask you three short questions
about yourself and your interest.
You will have 30 seconds to reply to each question. Begin speaking when you hear this sound (BEEP)

Please tell me about your first school. (BEEP)


Tell me about the last time you visited an old friend (BEEP)
Tell me about your favourite singer. (BEEP)

Part 2: In this part I am going to ask you to describe a picture. Then I will ask you two more questions
about it. Youll have 45 seconds for each response. Begin speaking when your hear this sound (BEEP)
Can you describe this picture in detail for me (BEEP) (45 seconds)

Tell me about a time when you laughed a lot. (BEEP )


Do people from different countries laugh at the same things? (BEEP)

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Part 3: In this part I am going to ask you to compare two pictures and I will then ask you two
questions about them. You will have 45 seconds for each response. Begin speaking when you hear
this sound (BEEP)
Describe what you see in the two pictures (BEEP)

What sort of people go to each shop and why? (BEEP)


Which kind of shop do you usually go to and why? (BEEP)
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Part 4: In this part, I am going to show you a picture and ask you 3 questions. You will have one
minute to think about your answers before you start speaking. You will have two minutes to answer
all three questions. Begin speaking when you hear this sound (BEEP)
Look at the photograph. (10 seconds to look)

Tell me about a time when you got lost.


How did you feel?
What do people usually do when they get lost?

You will have one minute to think about your answers, you may make notes if you wish
You now have 2 minutes to answer all 3 questions. (BEEP)

Thats the end of the speaking test, thank you.

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Aptis Practice Materials

Reading
Mock Test

Level: B1 to C1
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Aptis Reading
(25 Questions 30 minutes)
Task 1
Choose one word (A, B or C) for each space and write the letter on the paper. The first one (0)
is done for you as an example with the answer A marked on your answer paper.

Dear Sir,

My son, Kevin, left 0) __A__ two months ago and now he is looking for his first 1)______. The
problem is that companies always 2)____ they want people with experience, but how can he
get experience if no one gives him a job? He reads the 3)________ in the paper every day, but
there is nothing for people like him. Today hes 4)________ some gardening for our
neighbours to 5)________ a bit of money, but he needs a real job.

Mr. G Carter

EXAMPLE

0
1
2
3
4
5

A school
A work
A say
A news
A making
A earn

B home
B job
B tell
B text
B having
B get

C me
C occupation
C ask
C adverts
C doing
C spend

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Task 2
Order the sentences (B-G) below to make a story. Write your answers on the answer paper
(Questions 6-11).
The first sentence of the story (A) is given for you on the answer paper as an example.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G

Harland Sanders was born in the USA in 1890, but his childhood wasnt a happy one.
That was when he first learned to cook.
Over the next nine years Harland developed his secret chicken recipe that made him
famous.
Sanders continued to work for KFC as a public spokesman and visited restaurants all
over the world until he died in 1980, aged 90.
His father died when he was four and his mother had to find a job to support the
family, so Harland stayed at home to look after his younger brother and sister.
In the 1950s he decided to close down his restaurant and sold the secret recipe to
other businesses one of which became Kentucky Fried Chicken.
He left home when he was twelve and he had a number of different jobs, including
being a service station manager in Corbin, Kentucky, where he cooked for hungry
travellers.

0) A
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)

(text adapted from http://www.ronford.net/ui/kfc3/townsquare/colonel/colhistory1.htm)

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Task 3
Read the text and match each space (12-18) with one word from the box below. Write the
letters (A-K) on the Answer Sheet. The answer to question 00 is given on your answer paper as
an example (L). You will not need to find five of the words.
A Hong Kong hotel has sold individual 00 to be used as homes. It's one of the ways 12 are
trying to cope with soaring housing prices, which are among the highest in the world. The
hotel suites are cheaper than apartments in Hong Kong. Hundreds of people 13 up for hours to
buy a unit at the Apex Horizon Hotel this week. It's not clear whether investors can legally live
in the suites but buyers are still eager. The hotel was able to sell all 360 of its suites in two
days - a sign there is a 14 for affordable housing. Hong Kong's low 15 rate has
attracted hordes of mainland Chinese investors. It pushed home prices to record highs last
year. Flats 16 an average of US$14,000 per square metre in central locations. Many residents
feel they can no longer 17 to buy apartments.
Hong Kong people cope by renting makeshift homes on rooftops, while others move into socalled cage homes - hutches made from wire-mesh, stacked on top of each other in a tiny
room. The government's efforts to cool down 18 prices have not worked. So Hong Kong
residents have to be creative in finding space to live.
(text adapted from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2013/02/130225_witn_hotel_home.shtml)

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L

Your answers:
00 = L
12 =
13 =
14 =
15 =
16 =
17 =
18 =

queued
interest
afford
spend
residents
investors
property
save
lined
cost
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Task 4
Read the text below. Match the headings A-H to the paragraphs 0-5 (Questions 19-23). Write
your answers (A-H) on the paper. There 3 headings you dont need.
The answer to Paragraph 0 is given on the answer paper as an example (J).
Your answers:
A

Domestic specialties for the whole country

0)

The current pizza varieties

19)

The reason why we cant take it home from the supermarket

20)

No pizza is complete without cheese

21)

You can be thankful for the poor

22)

Where it comes from

23)

Tasty for all the family

Tribute to the First Lady

Nothing compares to the original

0. There are not too many nations that can say their national dish has become an international
phenomenon. Italy has two such dishes, pasta and of course pizza. In America pizza usually
falls into two categories: thick and cheesy Chicago style or thin and traditional New York pizza.
In Italy pizza also falls into two distinct categories: Italian pizza and the rest of the world. It
might seem silly considering the basic ingredients, but one taste of a true Italian pizza and
that's it. You will never feel the same about this simple and delicious food again.
1. In its basic seasoned flatbread form, pizza has a long history in the Mediterranean.
Several cultures including the Greeks ate a flatbread made from flour and water. The dough
would be cooked by placing it on a hot stone and then seasoned with herbs. The Greeks called
this early pizza "plankuntos" and it was basically used as an edible plate when eating stews or
thick broth. It was not yet what we would call pizza today. These early pizzas were eaten from
Rome to Egypt to Babylon and were praised by the ancient historians Herodotus and Cato the
Elder.

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2. The introduction of tomatoes to Italian cuisine in the 18th and early 19th centuries
finally gave us the true modern Italian pizza. Even though tomatoes reached Italy by the 1530s
it was widely thought that they were poisonous and were grown only for decoration.
However, the innovative (and probably starving) peasants of Naples started using the
supposedly deadly fruit in many of their foods, including their early pizzas. Since that fateful
day when peasants first used tomatoes, the world of Italian cuisine would never be the same,
however, it took some time for the rest of society to accept this crude peasant food. Once
members of the local aristocracy tried pizza they couldn't get enough of it, which by this time
was being sold on the streets of Naples for every meal.
3. As pizza popularity increased, street vendors gave way to actual shops where people
could order a custom pizza with many different toppings. By 1830 the "Antica Pizzeria
Port'Alba" of Naples had become the first true pizzeria and this venerable institution is still
producing masterpieces. The popular pizza Margherita owes its name to Italy's Queen
Margherita who in 1889 visited the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples. The Pizzaioli (pizza maker) on
duty that day, created a pizza for the Queen that contained the three colours of the new
Italian flag. The red of tomato, white of the mozzarella and fresh green basil was a hit with the
Queen and the rest of the world. Neapolitan style pizza had now spread throughout Italy.
4. The Pizza Margherita may have set the standard, but there are numerous popular
varieties of pizza made in Italy today. Pizza from a pizzeria is the recognized round shape,
made to order and always cooked in a wool fired oven. Regional Italian varieties are always
worth trying such as Pizza Marinara, a traditional Neapolitan from the south of Italy is a pizza
that has oregano, anchovies and lots of garlic. Pizza Napoli: tomato mozzarella and anchovies.
Capricciosa: a topping of mushrooms, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, olives and a boiled egg.
Pizza Pugliese makes use of the local capers and olives of the area while Pizza Veronese from
the north of Italy has mushrooms and tender Prosciutto crudo. Pizzas from the Italian island of
Sicily can have numerous toppings ranging from green olives, seafood, hard-boiled eggs and
peas.
5. One thing to keep in mind when ordering pizza in an Italian pizzeria is that the product
is personal size. Each person at a table should order their own individual pizza - one bite will
explain why. In certain areas outside Italy, there are a few Piazzioli who keep to their
homeland traditions as best they can with the ingredients they have, but it really isn't the
same. In the end there is no going back once you try a real Italian pizza, no delivery or frozen
product will ever stimulate your taste buds the way a real Italian pizza will!

Adapted from the article of Justin Demetri, lifeinitaly.com, TELC Angol Vizsgafeladatok)

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Aptis Practice Materials

Reading
Mock Test

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Aptis Reading
(25 Questions 30 minutes)
Task 1
Choose one word (A, B or C) for each gap and write the letter on your answer paper.
The first one (0) is done for you as an example. The answer A marked on your answer
paper.

Dear Sir,
When you are very ill, then you should call an __A__ . They always ask you or a friend
to 1)_________ a form when you get to the hospital. After the doctor looks at you, they
will 2)_________ the problem and how much the doctor and the hospital charges.
Dont 3)________ to ask for a report and a receipt and ask about what you need to do
next. Then ask the receptionist to make you a(n) 4)________ for your next visit to the
doctor to check that you are well again. You can see the 5)_______doctor again when
you come back to the hospital again.
Mr. F. Russell.
EXAMPLE

0
1
2
3
4
5

A ambulance
A write
A explain
A mind
A reservation
A like

B machine
B fill in
B tell
B matter
B appointment
B alike

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C accident
C note
C excuse
C forget
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Task 2
Order the sentences (B-G) below to make a story. Write your answers on the answer
sheet.
(Questions 6-11).
The first sentence of the story (A) is given for you on the answer paper as an example.
A

Muhammad Yunus was born on 28th June 1940 in a small village in India,
the third of fourteen children, but 5 of those died.
Yunus continued giving out 'micro-loans' or small amounts of money, and in
1983 formed the Grameen Bank, meaning 'village bank, to help poorer people,
particularly women, to start their businesses and not pay more much for
borrowing the money.
After this realization he decided to help, and he lent about 17 dollars to 42
village workers and so he began his great work.
That was when he realized that there must be something very wrong with the
economics that he had been teaching at the university.
When he was young his father told all of his sons to go to university and his
mother always helped the poor who came to her door.
The bank and its ideas spread all over the world, and Yunus and the Grameen
bank jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for their efforts to create
economic and social development from a grassroots level.
As a professor at Chittagong University, he took his students to a village, where
he found a woman who had borrowed money to make a stool, and then, when
she gave the money back, she only had one penny left for her and her family.

C
D
E
F

Text adapted from:


http://www.grameeninfo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=329&Itemid=36
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0) A
6)
7)
8)
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Task 3
Read the text and complete each gap with a word from the list at the bottom of the page.
Match each space (12-18) with one word from the box below. Write the letters (A-J) on the
answer paper. The answer to question 00 is given on your answer paper as an example (K).
You will not need three of the words.
In the week of the 60th anniversary of the 00___________ time that a New Zealander and a
Nepali man 12 _________reached the top of Mt Everest, the world's 13_______________
mountain was climbed by 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan. Science has made this
14___________ easier. The death rate has dropped significantly in the last 20 years
15_________________to an increased understanding of how to safely climb Everest. Weather
forecasting is more16 ___________and draws on satellite data to let climbers know correctly
and exactly when there is due to be a period of good weather for climbing to the top.
17__________________ and clothing are much better designed from new materials and this
allows the climbers to carry lighter oxygen tanks and use stronger and safer ropes and boots.
18____________________ has improved. In 1953 they used radios to talk to each other. They
now use satellites and mobile phone systems. However, not everyone can climb Everest.

Text adapted from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22341876

Your answers:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K

00) first
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)

because
much
have
communication
accurate
ever
highest
due
expensive
equipment
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Task 4

Read the text below. Match the headings A-H to the paragraphs 1-7. Write your answers (A-H)
on the answer paper. There is one more heading than you need.
Your answers:
A
A cheeky and fun global campaign
B

Proposals for the future of the worlds climate

19)

A global youth foundation with a democratic structure

20)

The beliefs behind the campaign

21)

Becoming an international cause

22)

A childs idea for the planet.

23)

Planning the campaign

24)

Convincing the leaders through actions at large meeting

25)

1. The children's initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, first launched in 2007, was brought to life by the
then 9-year-old Felix Finkbeiner, who felt inspired to take action following a school report on
the climate crisis. While carrying out his research, Felix became aware of Kenyan
environmental activist and Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai and her initiative that had
led to the planting of 30 million trees over 30 years. By the time he had finished his research
project, Felix had developed his own vision of 1 million trees being planted in each country by
children around the world. Felix went on to other classes and schools to present his report and
his vision. Just a few weeks later, on the 28th of March 2007, the first tree was officially
planted.
2. Over the next two years Felix brought the Plant-for-the-Planet initiative to the world. In June
2008, at the UNEP childrens conference in Norway, Felix presented his vision. 700 children
delegates, from over 105 countries were so inspired that they voted Felix onto the UNEP
Junior Board. Felix has since spoken at many important environmental and climatic events. In
August 2009 at the UNEP Tunza Children and Youth Conference in Daejeon, South Korea,
Plant-for-the-Planet officially progressed into a global childrens movement. At this time
hundreds of children from 56 different countries committed themselves to join the initiative and
work towards planting 1 million trees in their own countries.

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3. Of particular importance to the children is the conviction that it is most often developing
countries that are hit hardest by the consequences of climate change. The children are
convinced that a solution for climate justice can only be reached through the implementation of
a binding global treaty. Plant-for-the-Planet children have been campaigning tirelessly and the
children are also taking action themselves by planting trees. This is viewed both as a practical
act, as each tree removes harmful CO2 from the atmosphere, and as a pivotal symbolic action
for climate justice.
4. On May 4th 2010, 45 children from Plant-for-the-Planet, together with Environmental
Ministers from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Turkey and Mexico planted the one
millionth tree in Germany. This planting initiative was held under the programme heading Stop
Talking. Start Planting, and took place alongside the so-called Petersburg Climate Dialogue
being held in Bonn. This was also the location where preparations were being made for the
climate summit in Cancun. Together with delegates and important participants in the World
Climate Change Conference COP 16 in Cancun, December 2010, the children planted another
193 trees. Through this action the children were able to demonstrate to the participating
representatives just how important it is that they adopt a global contract for climate justice.
5. If the children were the government leaders, and had to face the big decisions at the next
climate summit, they would already have a clear plan of action for the future. On 1st July 2010,
the children handed over their 3-Point-Plan to 133 embassies in Berlin. They also put forward
their challenge to the government leaders to reveal their plans and proposed solutions for the
climate crisis and subsequently the procurement of a safe future. Their plan:
1) Carbon to be shipped to the Museum: Zero emissions by 2050.
2) Climate Justice: If you want more carbon you have to pay for it.
3) Planting Trees: If 500 Million trees were planted every year, this would mean an additional 5
million tonnes of CO2 could be removed from the atmosphere.
6. The world-wide slogan for Plant-for-the-Planet is Stop Talking. Start Planting. The children
are adamant in their belief that talking alone does not achieve results and that now is the time
for action. This slogan has been adapted into an eye-catching promotion where the children
stand along side high profile community members, holding their hand over the respective
community members mouth and face. A number of prominent community members, such as
Prince Albert II of Monaco, Gisele Bundchen and Muhammad Yunus, have already
participated.
7. Plant-for-the Planet is set up as a worldwide network. The individual clubs are represented
by a world-wide board of directors. Children everywhere are able to cast their votes through the
internet. The Foundation helps to fund the activities of children worldwide and the board, with
an average age of 12, is probably one of the youngest foundation boards in the world. The
tenure of a board member is one year and re-election is not allowed. Adults help the children
with advice and practical support.
Adapted from: http://cairoclimatetalks.net/sites/default/files/BackgroundInfo.pdf

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Aptis Practice Materials

Writing
Mock Tests

Level: A1 to C1
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Practice Test 1
Task 1: Fill in the form. You have 3 minutes.

ORDER MEALS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM


Username
______________________________
Date of Birth (day month year)
__________________
Day

Month (write in full)

Year

City / Town / Village


______________________________
[Mobile number]
______________________________
[Delivery address]
House: ____________________________

Street:____________________________

State:____________________________

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Task 2: Youve joined the ORDER MEALS ONLINE site. Fill in the form. Write in sentences.
Use 20-30 words. You have 7 minutes.
MEMBER FORM
Please tell us about your favourite food and time when you prefer to have your meals.

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Task 3: You are a member of MEALS DELIVERY ONLINE. Youre talking to J. in the customer
chat room. Talk to J. using complete sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10
minutes.
J. Hi! I see youre new here. I joined a year ago after I started living alone. Why did you
join?
You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. What do you think about the service?


You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. How do you feel about the recent rise in the price of pizzas? It was 20% cheaper before.
You._________________________________________________________________________
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Task 4: You are a member of MEALS DELIVERY ONLINE. On your last visit to their website you
saw the notice below.
Dear valued customers,
We are sorry to inform you that from next month we have to introduce a fee for the meals
delivery. It will constitute 10% of the meal order. We have to introduce this measure to
reduce the high costs involved in delivering the meals.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email us at
customer.service@mealsonline.com
Write an email to a friend who also uses the MEALS DELIVERY ONLINE service. Write your feelings
about the notice and suggest possible alternatives. Write about 50 words. You have 10 minutes.
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Now, write an email to the Customer Service Team, explaining your feelings about the notice
and suggesting possible alternatives. Write 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes.

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Practice Test 2
Task 1: Fill in the form. You have 3 minutes.

MEMBERSHIP FORM: BOOK CLUB


Full name
______________________________
Date of Birth (day month year)
__________________
Day

Month (write in full)

Year

City / Town / Village


______________________________
[How much do you spend on
books per year?]

______________________________

[What kind of books do you


prefer to read?]

1.____________________________

2.____________________________

3.____________________________

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Task 2: You are a new member of the book club. Fill in the form. Write in sentences. Use 20
30 words. You have 7 minutes.
Please tell us about the days and times you can come for meetings and books you
would like to discuss
____________________________________________________________________________
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____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
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Task 3: You are a member of the book club. Youre talking to J. in the club chat room. Talk to J.
using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes.
J. Hi! I hear you are a new member of our club. I have been a member for about 6 months
after my friend gave me a year's membership as a gift. Why did you join?

You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. How do you feel about the club?
You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. What do you think about the new meeting room?


You._________________________________________________________________________
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Task 4 : You are a member of the book club. On your last visit to the club you saw the notice
below.
Dear Members,
We are sorry to tell you that from next month membership fees will go up by 20%. Also, we
are starting renovation of the club meeting room and during the next month club meetings
will be held in the back room of the bookshop every Monday from 18.00 to 20.00.
Please feel free to email us at management@bookclub.com
Write an email to a friend. Write your feelings about the notice and suggest possible
alternatives. Write about 50 words. You have 10 minutes.
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Now, write an email to the management, explaining your feelings about the notice and
suggesting possible alternatives. Write 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes.
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Practice Test 3
Task 1: Fill in the form. You have 3 minutes.

CONVERSATIONAL JAPANESE COURSE REGISTRATION FORM


Full name
______________________________
Date of Birth (day month year)
__________________
Day

Month (write in full)

Year

City / Town / Village


______________________________
[First language]
______________________________
[Reason for studying Japanese]
1. ____________________________

2. ____________________________

3. ____________________________

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Task 2: You have started the Conversational Japanese Course. Fill in the form. Write in
sentences. Use 20-30 words. You have 7 minutes.
NEW STUDENT FORM
Please tell us the days and times you can come as well as topics you would like to discuss.
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Task 3: You are a new student in the Conversational Japanese Course. Youre talking to J, an
old student, in the chat room. Talk to J. using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You
have 10 minutes.
J. Hi! Are you our new student? I started three months ago because I want to go to work in
Japan. Why are you studying Japanese?
You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. What do you think about the course?
You._________________________________________________________________________
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J. How do you feel about the fact that there are 25 people on the course now? There were
only 15 when I started.
You._________________________________________________________________________
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Task 4: You are studying Japanese in the Conversational Japanese Course. After your last
lesson you saw the notice below.
Dear students,
We are sorry to inform you that from next month the course fee will go up by 15%. We also
have to change the time of lessons: now they will be held every Tuesday and Friday from
14.00 to 16.00.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email us at
studentsupport@japanese.com
Write an email to a fellow-student. Write your feelings about the notice and suggest possible
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English in Use
Grammar Practice

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Contents
MODAL VERBS
PAST MODALS
AUXILIARY VERBS
RELATIVE CLAUSES
ZERO, FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONAL
FUTURE FORMS
USED TO AND WOULD
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
-ING AND ED ADJECTIVES
SPELLING
REPORTED SPEECH
GERUND AND INFINITIVE
ARTICLES
ENOUGH TOO MUCH
PAST SIMPLE AND PRESENT PERFECT
NARRATIVE TENSES
COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE AND PLURAL NOUNS

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MODAL VERBS
(must, have to, mustnt, dont have to, should, shouldnt for obligation and advice; must, cant, may,
might, can for deduction; can, cant, could, couldnt, be able to for ability and possibility)
(-) means no modal
1. You ________ drink the tap water. Its not safe.
a) shouldnt
b) mustnt
c) cant
2. We only have to be there at 1 oclock and its 9 oclock now. We ________hurry.
a) dont have to
b) mustnt
c) wont
3. You _______ submit the report by Friday, otherwise the boss will be furious.
a) have to
b) must
c) should
4. The exhibition was free so I ___________ pay.
a) didnt have to
b) mustnt
c) hadnt to
5. In schools in England pupils ________ wear a uniform.
a) must
b) should
c) have to
6. I think people who live abroad _________ learn the language of the country to be able to
communicate with the locals.
a) have to
b) must
c) should
7.

This meeting is not obligatory. You _______________ attend.


a) dont must
b) dont have to
c) dont have

8. This dish is really spicy. It __________ have chilli in it.


a) must
b) may
c) cant
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9. Amy ______ be away. Her bag is still on her desk.


a) may
b) mustnt
c) cant
10. Im not sure where he is but, he ________ be in his room.
a) might
b) must
c) cant
11. He has grey hair. He _______ be older than 30.
a) must
b) cant
c) may
12. He ________ not remember me. We havent seen each other for ages.
a) may
b) can
c) does
13. He ________ be serious. He ________ be joking.
a) must, may
b) cant, must
c) may, has to
14. I used to ____________ speak German very well.
a) be able to
b) be able
c) can
15. If I had better communicative skills, I would ______________ get a job in the media.
a) can
b) c) be able to
16. When I graduate, I will __________ get a good job and support my family.
a) can
b) to can
c) be able to
17. When I was young I _________ swim faster than anyone in my class.
a) can
b) able to
c) could

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18. I ______ see much better with my new glasses.


a) am able to
b) can
c) could
19. I _________ help you with your homework tonight if you want.
a) can
b) could
c) m able to
20. I would love __________ play the piano.
a) to can
b) be able to
c) to be able to

PAST MODALS
(should/shouldnt have + past participle, cant have + past participle, must have + past participle, might
have + part participle)
(-) means no past modal
1. Im really hungry now and lunch is not until 2.00. I _________ have eaten breakfast.
a) should
b) must
c) cant
2. I was sure I had my umbrella with me this morning. I must _______ left it at home.
a) have
b)
c) was
3. My sisters eyes are read. She might have _______ an argument with her boyfriend.
a) have
b)
c) had
4. Joe has been here many times. He __________ have got lost.
a) cant
b) couldnt
c) mustnt
5. I feel really tired. I _______ ___________ up late.
a) shouldnt have stay
b) shouldnt stay
c) shouldnt have stayed
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6. You cant ___________ me yesterday. I was in Paris.


a) see
b) saw
c) have seen
7. It took her more than a week but she ________ to solve the puzzle.
a) could
b) could have
c) managed
8. You __________ have cooked. Theres plenty of food for everyone.
a) neednt
b) dont have to
c) musted not
9. I ___________ study law. My mother insisted on it.
a) should have
b) had to
c) could
10. You might have _______ it. There was a small earthquake this morning.
a) fallen
b) feeled
c) felt

AUXILIARY VERBS
(-) means no auxiliary verb
1. You are the conductor, _________ you?
a) arent
b) are
c) do
2. Lets go out tonight, ___________ we?
a) dont
b) wont
c) shall
3. He has paid for the tickets, _________ he?
a) has
b) hasnt
c) didnt

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4. He _________ go out on his own, did he?


a) didnt
b) hadnt
c) did
5. Its really hot today, ____________?
a) is it?
b) are they?
c) isnt it?
6. A: I dont like pop music.
B: Neither _____ I.
a) am
b) will
c) do
7. A: I have been to Italy.
B: _____ have I.
a) So
b) Neither
c) Do
8. A: I dont go out much these days.
B: Oh, I ____.
a) am
b) do
c) dont
9. A: I wouldnt like to be famous.
B: Neither ___________ I.
a) do
b) am
c) would
10. A: So you didnt go to your sisters birthday party?
B: I ____ go to the birthday party, but I left early.
a)
b) had
c) did

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RELATIVE CLAUSES
(-) means no relative clause
1. This is the song ___________ I was telling you about.
a)
b) what
c) wich
2. Is this the bus _______ goes to Teluk Cempedak?
a)
b) that
c) where
3. She told her parents that shed passed her exam, _______ was a complete lie.
a) that
b) which
c) what
4. The man _________ dog was on TV last week is my friends father.
a) whose
b) who
c) that
5. Hungary, _______ is situated in the Carpathian basin, is famous for its baths.
a) that
b) which
c) where
6. Did you hear _____ I just said?
a) that
b) what
c)
7. My son, _______ is very tall, wants to become a basketball player.
a) which
b) who
c) whose
8. A hospital is a place ________ patients are treated.
a) where
b) what
c) which
9. _____ I like best about London is the parks.
a) which
b) that
c) what
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10. They found the hole _____ the treasure had been buried.
a)
b) where
c) that

ZERO, FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONAL


(-) means no conditional
1. _________ you finish your homework, you wont be allowed to meet your friends.
a) if
b) unless
c) as soon as
2. We wont get a table, _____ we dont book.
a) unless
b) if
c) when
3. The exhibition is very popular, so book a ticket _______ you can.
a) when
b) as soon as
c) if
4. Ill pay you back ___________ I get my first salary.
a) when
b) unless
c) if
5. If I see Ahmad, I ______ tell him you are looking for him.
a) will
b)
c) dont
6. When my mom finds out that I broke the vase, she ________ furious.
a) will
b) will be
c) will to be
7. They wont get married until they _______ a place to live.
a) will find
b) found
c) find

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8. As soon as my husband finishes university, we ___________ abroad.


a) go
b) will go
c) will to go
9. If you ________ water to a 100 degrees, it ________.
a) will heat, boils
b) heat, will boil
c) heat, boils
10. If her children are still ill, Kate wont ______________ to work next week.
a) go
b) be going
c) going
11. If plants arent watered, they _______.
a) will die.
b) die.
c) will have died.
12. A: Do you know why dad is not answering his phone?
B: If its three oclock, he _________ meeting with his clients.
a) will
b) will be
c) have been
13. If we are lucky, we __________ found a new baby sitter by the end of the week.
a) will have
b) will be
c)
14. It __________ be better for me if you came to my place.
a) would
b) will
c) to
15. If I ________ live anywhere in the world, I would live in America.
a) can
b) could
c) to
16. If I _________ an old dog, I would get a kitten.
a) didnt have
b) had
c) had not
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17. The kitchen _______ ____ bigger if we painted it white.


a) would looked
b) will look
c) would look
18. If I __________ you, I wouldnt go near that dog. It looks scary.
a) was
b) were
c) is
19. He would ___________ if he had the courage.
a) propose
b) proposed
c) to propose
20. He ____________ more attractive if he _________ better care of himself.
a) would be/took
b) will be/takes
c) was/would take

FUTURE FORMS
1. Do you think it ________ tomorrow?
a) will snow
b) is snowing
c) snows
2. A: Lets go and watch a film after work.
B: Sorry, I cant. I ____________ squash with Tom.
a) m playing
b) ll play
c) going to play
3. A: Is a whale a fish or a mammal?
B: Ask John. He ________ the answer.
a) s knowing
b) ll know
c) will to know
4. I think I _____________ a new computer. This one is too slow.
a) m buying
b) ll buy
c) ll be buying
5. I ___________ tomorrow. We can go to the hairdressers if you like.
a) m not working
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b) wont work
c) dont work
6. I __________ my teeth checked tomorrow, so I might be late for the meeting.
a) having
b) m having
c) ll have
7. I ___________ my old car. My neighbor wants it for her daughter.
a) m selling
b) m going sell
c) ll sell
8. A: Do you want me to give you a lift?
B: No thanks, I think I __________ for a change.
a) ll be walking
b) m walking
c) ll walk
9. Tom ________ forty next week.
a) will be
b) is going to be
c) is being
10. The phone is ringing. _________ I answer it?
a) will
b) may
c) shall
11. The plane takes off at 8.00 am and it lands at 6.00 pm. Julie ____________ to London at 10.00
pm.
a) will be flying
b) will fly
c) is going to fly
12. The last train leaves at 2.30 pm. By 3.00 pm the last train ______________ left.
a) will be
b) will have
c) have
13. This time tomorrow I ________________ going home.
a) will
b) will be
c) will have been
14. I have a savings account. By the end of the year I will _________ RM 2000.
a) have safe
b) be saved
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c) have saved
15. By the end of 2013 everyone _________ finished the course.
a) will have been
b) will be
c) will have

USED TO AND WOULD


1. When I was a little girl I ____________live in Madrid.
A am used to
B used to
C would
2. In the summer they ____________walk along the beach and then have a swim.
A would
B used to
C are used to
3. Don't worry, I ____________living with noisy children.
A am used to
B used to
C was in the use of
4. What________do during your Christmas holidays?
A are you in use to
B were you used to
C did you use to
5. We _____________anything special. Just the usual things.
A haven't used to do
B didn't use to do
C were not used to do
6. When she lived in Asia, she____________very little.
A got used to eating
B was using to eat
C used to eat
7. How ______________to school before you had a bike?
A got you used to
B did you use to get
C were you getting

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8. 'I ___________this kind of food. I prefer something more traditional.'


A don't use to eat
B am not used to eating
C didn't use to eat.
9. As a schoolboy, I_______________get late to class.
A wasn't used to
B would never
C never used to
10. Late at night, we ________sit by the fire and tell stories.
A used to
B would
C were used to

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE


1. I am ________ than my brother.
a) taller
b) the tallest
c) more taller
2. She is ________ student in her class.
a) younger than
b) the younger
c) the youngest
3. Her brother is about 25 and she is a year younger than ___________.
a) he
b) him
c) his
4. Dianes car is the _________ as mine.
a) as big
b) bigger
c) same
5. The hotel was _________ from the city centre than we expected.
a) farer
b) more far
c) further

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6. Could we have dinner a bit __________ tonight?


a) early
b) earlier
c) earlyer
7. I dont visit my parents _______ often as I did before.
a) as
b) than
c) more
8. Its the_________ film Ive ever seen.
a) best
b) most best
c) bestest
9. His not as _______ as he thinks he is.
a) cleverer
b) more clever
c) clever
10. She looks much __________ with brown hair.
a) good
b) the better
c) better

-ING AND ED ADJECTIVES


1. A lot of people are ______________ by the idea of travelling to exotic countries.
a) exciting
b) excited
2. I bet celebrities find media attention ____________.
a) flattering
b) flattered
3. I think skydiving is ___________.
a) frightening
b) frightened
4. Please stop fidgeting. Its ________
a) irritating
b) irritated

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5. When I didnt know the answer to the question I was really ____________ with myself.
a) annoying
b) annoyed
6. I found the explanation rather __________.
a) confusing
b) confused
7. Ive been unemployed for 5 years and now my wife has left me too. Im so __________.
a) depressing
b) depressed
8. I just dont understand how someone can be __________ in geology.
a) interested
b) interesting
9. The Friday morning lectures are usually quite _________.
a) boring
b) bored

REPORTED SPEECH
(-) means no reported speech
1. I have something to tell you.
He told me _________ something to tell __________.
a) he had/me
b) I had/you
c) he had/him
2. Dont wait for us.
Our friends told us ____________.
a) dont wait
b) didnt wait
c) not to wait
3. Dont talk while you eat.
My mother told me not to talk while ________ eat.
a) you
b) he
c) I

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4. Can you bring me the bill, please?


He asked the waiter _______ he could bring him the bill.
a) b) can
c) if
5. Switch off your phones.
The teacher told us _____________.
a) to switch off your phones
b) switched off your phones
c) to switch off our phones.
6. Ill call the manager.
He said he ______ call the manager.
a) will
b) would
c) to
7. Ive stopped eating meat.
She said she ___________ stopped eating meat.
a)
b) have
c) had
8. What music do you like?
He asked her _____________________
a) what music do you like.
b) what music she liked
c) what music you like
9. Do you want to come over?
John asked Mary ____________________.
a) do you want to come over?
b) does she want to come over?
c) if she wanted to come over.
10. I went to see my mum yesterday.
John said _______ went to see his mum ___________.
a) he/yesterday
b) I/the day before
c) he/the day before

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GERUND AND INFINITIVE


1. _______ is banned in restaurants in Europe.
a) To smoke
b) Smoking
c) Smoke
2. Why are you studying Malay?
___________ to talk to people in small villages.
a) To be able
b) Being able
c) To can
3. Im terrible at ___________ puzzles.
a) solving
b) to solve
c) solve
4. Are you afraid of __________?
a) fly
b) flying
c) to fly
5. I called my mum ______ her that Ill be late.
a) tell
b) to tell
c) telling
6. I used _________ in Spain before I moved to Malaysia.
a) work
b) working
c) to work
7. Everybody carried on _________ until after midnight.
a) sing
b) to sing
c) singing
8. Its not too difficult _________ my house. Its right next to the post office.
a) to find
b) finding
c) find

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9. Be careful __________ leave the door open when you go home.


a) not to leave
b) not
c) dont
10. Ala decided ________ Sentha.
a) to marry
b) marry
c) marrying

ARTICLES
(-) means no article
1. We went to _____ cinema ______ last night.
a) the/the
b) -/c) the/2. Do you like _____ music?
a) the
b) a
c)
3. We walked to _____ city centre, but we took ______taxi back to the hotel.
a) a/a
b) the/c) the/a
4. My aunt never wears ______ second-hand clothes.
a) the
b) a
c)
5. The date of the meeting has been moved forward to ______ next Tuesday.
a) a
b) the
c)
6. My brother is ___________ photographer.
a) a
b) the
c)

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7. What ______ beautiful day!


a) a
b) the
c)
8. We usually have ______ dinner at 8.00.
a) the
b) a
c)
9. Who is ______ girl by the door?
a) a
b)
c) the
10. _______ Lake Balaton is not in Turkey.
a) the
b) a
c)

ENOUGH TOO MUCH


1. Lets go somewhere else. There are ____________ people here.
a) too many
b) too much
c) enough
2. He used to be a lonely kid. He had ___________ friends.
a) much
b) little
c) few
3. Weve had _________ rain recently.
a) a lots of
b) a lot of
c) few
4. There __________ enough flowers in the garden.
a) arent
b) dont
c) isnt
5. My father is a pensioner so he has _________ free time.
a) much
b) many
c) a lot of
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6. How many children do you have?


________.
a) Any.
b) None.
c) A lot of.
7. I think I made __________ mistakes in the letter.
a) much
b) few
c) a few
8. Theres no need to hurry. We have ___________ time.
a) plenty
b) plenty of
c) no
9. He isnt old _______ to understand.
a) enough
b) too many
c) much
10. We have ___________ work.
a) much too
b) too many
c) too much

PAST SIMPLE AND PRESENT PERFECT


(-) means no past simple or present perfect
1. How long _________ at university?
I started two years ago and Im in my third year now.
a) have you been
b) were you
c) you have been
2. What year _________ London?
a) did you leave
b) you left
c) have you left
3. I __________ a girl like you.
a) have never seen
b) never have seen
c) never saw
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4. We havent seen each other _______ we left school.


a) for
b) since
c) never
5. Have you ever _________ that your students love you?
a) feel
b) felt
c) fell
6. I dont see my best friend very often but Ive known her _________ 12 years.
a) for
b) since
c)
7. I __________ a car last week.
a) ve rent
b) rented
c) ve rented
8. She _______ never been to America.
a) has
b) have
c) was
9. They _________ in that house since their son was born.
a) live
b) lived
c) have lived
10. I have been a member of the Rotary Club since __________.
a) a year
b) my last birthday
c) a long time

NARRATIVE TENSES
1. My eyes were hurting. I __________ staring at the computer screen for hours.
a) had been
b) have been
c) been
2. His English is very good. He _____________ lessons since he was five.
a) has taken
b) has been taking
c) had been taking
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3. Amy was late for work because there __________ a traffic jam on the way to work.
a) was
b) has been
c) had been
4. My mum called the firemen because someone _________ the rubbish bin on fire.
a) had set
b) had setted
c) have set
5. The roads were slippery. It had _________ snowing all morning.
a)
b) be
c) been
6. My sister had to cancel her ski trip because she _____________ her arm the day before.
a) broke
b) had broke
c) had broken
7. My whole family got sunburnt because they _____________ put on any sun cream.
a) didnt
b) werent
c) havent
8. I almost didnt recognize him. He _________ a lot since I last ________ him.
a) changed/saw
b) had changed/ saw
c) changed/had seen
9. They _______________ a very large house in Langkawi.
a) had recently bought
b) had been buying
c) have recently bought
10. When the tests were done, the doctors __________ back to the patient.
a) hurried
b) hurry
c) had hurried

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COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE AND PLURAL NOUNS


1. The accommodation ___________ satisfactory.
a) isnt
b) arent
2. The news ______ brought to you by CNN.
a) is
b) are
3. My friends got lovely _________ in her house.
a) furniture
b) furnitures
4. I can always count on my friend to give me a useful
a) advice
b) advices
c) piece of advice
5. ________ has arrested two suspects.
a) The police
b) A police
c) Police
6. Teachers are not allowed to wear ________ to work.
a) a jeans
b) jeans
c) a pair of jean
7. Your glasses _______ dirty. Can you see anything?
a) are
b) is
c) have
8. The ____________ very difficult last night.
a) homeworks were
b) homework was
c) home work was
9. Athletics _____ my favourite sport.
a) is
b) are
10. Ive got _________ good news about the online component.
a) a
b) the
c) some
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English in Use
Vocabulary Mock Tests

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Aptis Vocabulary 1
(25 questions 13 minutes)

Task 1
Finish each definition (1-5) using answers from the list (A-K). Use each answer once only. You will not
need five of the answers (A-J). The answer to Question 0 is given on your answer paper as an example.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

0. To argue is to __K.___
1. To check is to _______
2. To restrict is to ______
3. To ban is to _________
4. To boost is to _______
5. To allow is to _______

Task 2

grow
control
increase
cut
permit
improve
examine
limit
prohibit
deteriorate
disagree

Finish each sentence (6-10) using the word from the list (A-J) Use each word once only. You will not
need five of the words (A-J).
A. court
6. Ive got a terrible _________ in my shoulder.
B. bruise
7. That shirt really ________ you. It makes you look 10 years younger.
C. matches
8. This piece of _________ will change the way we think about dinosaurs.
D. suits
9. You cant believe anything you read in the newspaper. Its very ______.
E. research
10. The criminal was charged guilty by the _______.
F. accurate
G. throb
H. biased
I. ache
J. sentence

Task 3

Mark the letter on the right (A-J) that has the most similar meaning to the word on the left (11-15) (e.g.
home=house). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-K).
11. generic
12. provisional
13. envision
14. supervise
15. impose

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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

meager
resolve
manage
temporary
permanent
general
churn
visualise
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Task 4
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (16-20) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

16. completely
17. steady
18. make
19. unacceptable
20. strongly

Task 5

a mistake
suggest
amazed
play
determination
smile
useless
progress
behaviour
tenure

Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (21-25) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
21. unanimous
22. horrible
23. unfortunate
24. pungent
25. gale-force

A. winds
B. decision
C. range
D. taste
E. smell
F. rain
G. situation
H. developed
I. maintain
J. bag

Aptis Vocabulary 2
(25 questions 13 minutes)

Task 1
Finish each definition (1-5) using answers from the list (A-K). Use each answer once. You will not need
five of the answers (A-J). The answer to Question 0 is given on your answer paper as an example (K).
0. To argue is to __K.___
1. To decline is to _______
2. To ban is to ______
3. To expand is to _________
4. To regulate is to _______
5. To raise is to _______

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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

grow
control
increase
cut
permit
improve
examine
limit
prohibit
deteriorate
disagree

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Task 2
Finish each sentence (6-10) using the word from the list (A-J) Use each word once only. You will not
need five of the words (A-J).
A. heart
6. You need to learn the new vocabulary by ________.
B. physicist
7. Dont ________ your voice. I hate it when people shout.
C. matches
8. Thats a very deep cut. I think youll need __________.
D. geologist
9. Their business made a huge ________ last year.
E. stitches
10. A _______ is someone who studies rocks.
F. accurate
G. pain
H. scan
I. raise
J. profit

Task 3
Mark the letter on the right (A-J) that has the most similar meaning to the word on the left (11-15) (e.g.
home=house). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

11. beneficial
12. ruin
13. weary
14. diligent
15. attempt

destroy
insane
try
hide
helpful
tired
hardworking
visualize
comprehend
burden

Task 4
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (16-20) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

16. small-town
17. keep
18. shake
19. suffer
20. lead

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from
suggest
off
mentality
determination
smile
useless
awake
hands
singer

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Task 5
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (21-25) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
21. accept
22. completely
23. vigorous
24. throw
25. hardly

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

exercise
responsibility
frame
guilt
a party
a fire
shake
to blame
useless
see

Aptis Vocabulary 3
(25 questions 13 minutes)

Task 1
Finish each definition (1-5) using answers from the list (A-K). Use each answer once. You will not need
five of the answers (A-J). The answer to Question 0 is given on your answer paper as an example (K).
A. grow
B. convince
C. leave
D. think
E. inspect
F. complain
G. examine
H. help
I. fix
J. deteriorate
Task 2
K. disagree
Finish each sentence (6-10) using the word from the list (A-J) Use each word once only. You will not
need five of the words (A-J).
A. approve
6. Uranium, named after the planet Uranus, is a heavy, radioactive
B. mainly
metal used ________ in producing nuclear energy.
C. consent
7. Whether you are in love with her or not, I will never_____ to this
D. indistinctly
marriage.
E. welfare
8. Until she got married to a rich man she had been living
F. quick
in ___________.
G. aggressive
9. The police officer confessed that shooting the burglar was a(n)
H. poverty
________ decision and he regretted that.
I. stubborn
10. I don't expect him to change his mind because I know he is
J. dramatically
very _________.

0. To argue is to __K.___
1. To persuade is to _______
2. To grumble is to ______
3. To examine is to _________
4. To ponder is to _______
5. To aid is to _______

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Task 3
Mark the letter on the right (A-J) that has the most similar meaning to the word on the left (11-15)
(e.g. home=house). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

11. To desire is to _______


12. To descend is to ______
13. To let is to _________
14. To guard is to _______
15. To mention is to _______

give
teach
want
allow
go down
protect
help
speak about
say yes
forget

Task 4
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (16-20) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
A. kicks
16. Our teacher is a(n) ____ person, so she easily captivates the
B. dynamic
interest and attention of the students while she is teaching.
C. dishonest
17. My father gets angry with us whenever we make a mistake.
D. leeway
He has no _________ for mistakes,
E. obedient
18. Teachers like ________students who never break their rules.
F. tolerance
19. Palms, growing in hot climates, are one of the most well-known
G. wide
and _______ planted tree families.
H. disobedient
20. We were informed that anyone who ________ the rules will be
I. widely
severely punished.
J. breaks

Task 5
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the left (21-25) (e.g. bus +
stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).
21. provide
22. wide
23. social
24. rise
25. well

A. issues
B. a service
C. range
D. made
E. sharply
F. increasingly
G. well
H. developed
I. maintain
J. suspect

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Aptis Practice Materials


Practice test

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APTIS TRAINING MATERIAL

GRAMMAR
(25 questions 12 minutes)
1. Would you mind if I _____ here?
A) sat
B) would
C) be

7. A: Where are you off to?


B: Were going for a coffee ______
the films been cancelled.

2. A: Can you help me with this?


B: ________. What do you want me to
do?

A) before
B) after
C) since

A) Certain
B) Sure
C) Agreed
3. The children were playing in the garden
when suddenly it __________ to rain.
A) was starting
B) had started
C) started
4. A: I brought you a present to say thank
you.
B: Oh, you shouldnt _________!
A) have
B) do
C) bring
5. If it werent ____ the quick arrival of the
ambulance, he would have died.
A) about
B) for
C) until
6. A: Where can I get bread at this hour?
B: You ____________ try the shop on
the corner.
A) could
B) must
C) will
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1. He really _________ to clear up the mess


hes made himself. Why are you doing it?
A) must
B) had
C) ought

8. He ________ be sick. I just saw him at the


gym.
A) must
B) mustnt
C) cant

2. Theres very ________ we can do about it,


Im afraid.
A) few
B) little
C) much

9. They offered to repair the damage, but I


said ______.
A) none
B) not
C) no

3. I play ____ guitar in my free time.


A) the
B) with
C) a

10. Hes not the most __________ person


youll ever meet.
A) interesting
B) interest
C) interested

4. A: We saw a fantastic film last night,


_________ we, Mark?
B: Yes. It was great!

11. Now that hes gone, I cant imagine life


________ him.

A) werent
B) didnt
C) couldnt

A) excluding
B) without
C) excepting

5. I grew up in a small town ________ is


about 20 miles from London.
A) which
B) where
C) it

12. Im a bit busy over the ________ week.


Can we postpone it?
A) future
B) coming
C) near

6. I cant stand ________ in queues.


A) to wait
B) waiting
C) wait

13. I see your point. ___________, I still


disagree.
A) therefore
B) moreover
C) nevertheless

7. If it _______ tomorrow, well cancel the


party.
A) rains
B) will rain
C) rained

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14. I feel so much better! Its amazing ______


a short holiday can do.
A) that
B) what
C) which

17. Id like to open ______ bank account,


please.
A) the
B) a
C) my

15. I remember ________ the money, I just


dont remember what I did with it.
A) receiving
B) to receive
C) received

18. A: Oh, I dont believe it. My mobile


phones broken again.
B: Why cant you ______ take it back to
the shop?
A) just
B) even
C) really

16. We can both drive, but _________ of us


enjoys it.
A) one
B) neither
C) none

Vocabulary
(25 questions 13 minutes)
Task 1
Finish each definition (1-5) using answers from the list (A-K). Use each
answer once only. You will not need five of the answers (A-K). The answer to
Question 0 is given as an example.

0. To climb is to

1. To grab is to _______
2. To determine is to ______
3. To extract is to _________
4. To estimate is to _______
5. To refuse is to _______

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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

remove
kneel
decline
inject
grasp
claim
ascend
obtain
plead
establish
guess

APTIS TRAINING MATERIAL

Task 2
Finish each sentence (6-10) using the word from the list (A-J) Use each word once
only. You will not need five of the words (A-J).

6. Weve joined _________ with another company to improve our services.


7. This message is from a ___________ relative of mine in Germany.
8. Theres no point waiting in ____________ for him to call.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

distress
accounts
ends
teams
only
distant
forces
far
vain
aging

9. People say that __________ children are more introverted by nature.


10. When I lost my job I found it difficult to make ___________ meet.

Task 3
Mark the letter on the right (A-J) that has the most similar meaning to the
word on the left (11-15) (e.g. home=house). Use each word once only. You will
not need five of the words (A-K).

11. essential

_____

12. benefit

_____

13. discounted _____


14. including

_____

15. certificate _____

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K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R.
S.
T.

reduced
result
containing
supervising
claim
displayed
vital
use
qualification
optimum

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Task 4
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the
left (16-20) (e.g. bus + stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not
need five of the words (A-J).

16. take

_____

17. further

_____

18. fellow

_____

19. express

_____

20. register

_____

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

a saying
graduates
voice
information
a complaint
results
advantage
adults
secrets
concern

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

pace
mind
criticism
fears
whisper
sickness
grin
height
excuse
disease

Task 5
Write the letter on the right (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the
left (21-25) (e.g. bus + stop= bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not
need five of the words (A-J).

21. smug

_____

22. contagious _____


23. brisk

_____

24. harsh

_____

25. lame

_____

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