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spacerCloze Exercises
spacerCollocations
spacerDefinitions
spacerWord Formation
spacerUsage
spacerInteractive Crossword Puzzles
spacerVocabulary Games (Interactive)
spacerPicture Quizzes
spacerDrag and Drop Games
spacerJigword Games
spacerConcentration Games
spacerScrambled Word Games
spacerVocabulary Games (Paper)
spacerWord Lists
spacerVocabulary Links
spacerWord List Links
spacerFalse Cognate Links

Cloze Exercises

Choose the appropriate word from the drop-down box in order to complete sentences using the most common words from the Academic Word List.
Test your knowledge of homonyms by choosing the appropriate word from the drop-down box.

Collocations

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Flash multiple-choice exercises (Use your "Back" button to return to this page.)
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Cloze (gap fill) exercises

Choose the appropriate word from the drop-down box in order to complete the sentences. Collocations are the same as in the matching exercises, but they appear in complete sentences in this set of exercises.

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Drag-and-Drop exercises

Definitions

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Word Formation

In the following series of linked exercises, the student practices the noun, verb, and adjective form of the verbs given by filling in the blanks in the table.

There are sometimes two possible answers for a blank, and the exercise can check only one. If you get an error, try another possibility or click the "Show Correct Answers" button.

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Usage

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Interactive Crossword Puzzles

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Vocabulary Games (Interactive)

In order to play Hangman or Word Search you need to have Java enabled on your computer.


Hangman( Off site - Page will open in a new tab.)
Play Hangman with the most common words from newspapers. You have to guess the word before Bones is hanged. Turn on your speakers.
Word Search( Off site - Page will open in a new tab.)
Find the hidden words. Vocabulary taken from the most common words of the Academic Word List.

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Picture Quizzes

Picture quizzes require JavaScript.

Choose the word that corresponds to each picture.

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Drag and Drop Games

Academic Word List Most Frequent 1 (Flash)
Drag the words onto the blank in order to fill in the sentence. Definitions appear below each sentence.
Academic Word List Most Frequent 2 (Flash)
Ten more words from the Academic Word List.
Adjectives ending in -ly
Drag and drop the ten -ly adjectives in this exercise onto the appropriate blank in each sentence.
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Jigword Games

Academic Word List 1 (Flash 7)
Drag the definition to connect it to the corresponding word from the Academic Word List (Group 1 words). If you press "New Game," you will get a new mix of words.
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Concentration Games

Concentration 1 (Flash) - Adjective Opposites
Remember where the opposites are and match them!
Concentration 2 (Flash) - Collocations of "problem"
  Find the pairs that have approximately the same meaning.

Adjective-Noun Pairs Concentration (Flash 7)
Match the adjective with the corresponding noun. Use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.
Academic Word List Concentration - Group 1 (Flash 7)
Match the word and its synonym from the Academic Word List (Group 1 words).If you press "Start," you will get a new mix of words. Use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.
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Scrambled Word Games

Scrambled word games require JavaScript.

Scrambled Verbs 1
Unscramble ten verbs from the third 500 most common words.
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Vocabulary Games (Paper)

These games can be printed and solved offline.
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Word Lists



Note: The following four lists of the 2,000 most common words were compiled using the General Service List.



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Vocabulary Links

Teachers can use the Web Vocabulary Profiler to see how many high- and low-frequency words are contained in students' reading selections.
Paul Nation is one of the leading experts in the field of EFL/ESL vocabulary teaching and testing.

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Word List Links

  1. Academic Word List
  2. General Service List
  3. Irregular Verbs by Frequency
  4. University Word List
  5. Vital English Vocabulary
  6. The 1000 most frequent word families
    The first 1000 most frequent word families developed by Paul Nation at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. It contains the high frequency headwords plus derivative words.
  7. The second 1000 most frequent word families
    The second 1000 most frequent word families developed by Paul Nation.
  8. Oxford 3000 Wordlist
  9. The most useful 2000 words in English
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False Cognate Links

False Cognates or False Friends (Faux Amis, Falsche Freunde, Falsi Amici, Falsos Amigos) are words that have a common form in two languages but a different meaning. They are "false" friends because they appear to have the same meaning in both languages when in reality they do not. Below are links to sites with lists of false cognates.

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