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Vocabulary Quizzes and Tests for English Learners

English vocabulary quizzes and tests for beginning, intermediate, upper and advanced level ESL EFL English classes and learners to help build vocabulary skills in a wide range of topics.

Color Idioms Quiz
English Vocabulary quiz and worksheet concerning Color Idioms.

Do, Play or Go with Various Sports
When talking about sports we use the verbs do, play and go depending on the type of sport, try this quiz to see if you know when to use do, play or go

Idioms and Expressions - 'As ... As'
Idioms and expressions using the construction 'as ... as' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Finding Accommodations
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

A Cozy Home
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

Idiom and Expression Resources
Idiom learning and teaching resources including quizzes, reference sheets, idiom themes for the ESL classroom.

Homophone Quizzes
Homonyms and homophones are one of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning (i.e. to, too, two). Test your knowledge of homophones with these quizzes.

Food Storage Vocabulary Quiz
This vocabulary quiz focuses on different food storage containers and measurements such as: a pinch of salt, a tube of toothpaste, etc.

Common Idiomatic Phrase Quizzes
Each question tests common idiomatic phrases in context and provides immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers with a follow-up score at the end of each quiz.

Adjective + Preposition Combinations - Quiz # 1
Check your understanding of the use of these common expressions using adjective and preposition combinations.

Adjective + Preposition Combinations - Quiz # 2
Check your understanding of the use of these common expressions using adjective and preposition combinations.

Adjective Placement Quiz
Test your knowledge of using more than one adjective to describe a noun (i.e., an interesting old English book).

Animal Expressions Quiz
Upper level animal expression quiz focusing on animal expressions and words used with animals such as cub, scales, etc.

Bushisms - US President Proves How Difficult English Really Is!
English is difficult! English is so difficult that even the current President of The United States has some difficulty using it correctly. Here are some of memorable quotes of President George W. Bush. Unfortunately, President Bush seems to have some basic English usage problems.

Collocations - Catch, Pay, and Keep
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'catch', 'pay' and 'keep'.

Collocations - Come, Get and Feel
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'come', 'get' and 'feel'.

Collocations - Miss, Get, Do and Make
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'miss', 'get', 'do' and 'make'.

Collocations - Save, Find and Go
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'save', 'find' and 'go'.

Collocations - Take, Have and Break
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'take', 'have' and 'break'.

Colloquial Pairs
These vocabulary quizzes focus on important colloquial 'pair phrases' such as 'by and large', 'by and large', etc.

Commonly Confused Words
This list of word pairs focuses on similar word pairs that are commonly confused by ESL learners. Each word pair provides an explaination and examples providing context for each word.

Everyday Expressions Quiz II
Everyday Expressions Quiz for Advanced ESL Classes focusing on common idiomatic expressions in a difficult, but common context.

Financial Terminology Quizzes
A variety of quizzes designed to improve your vocabulary skills when talking about finances and business.

Fixed Expressions Quiz - 2
English uses a number of fixed expressions in everyday conversations and writing, this quiz tests your understanding of fixed expressions in English.

Fixed Expressions Quiz
English uses a number of fixed expressions in everyday conversations and writing, this quiz tests your understanding of fixed expressions in English.

Gap Fill Review Quiz: Our Vacation in Greece
Read this letter about a vacation spent in Greece and fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb or missing word. Most of the verbs are in a past tense as the letter speaks about vacation experiences in the past.

Grammar Terms Quiz
I've got to be honest, I sometimes throw around terms like 'base form of the verb', 'reported speech' and 'phrasal verb' as if there were common, everyday words. Here's a quick quiz you can do with the class to check if you they really do understand.

Idiom Matching
Try this challenging idiom matching quiz focusing on common English idioms alone or with other students. Match column A with column B to find the idiom. Next, match the idioms (columns A and B) with the definition in column C.

Idiom Quiz - Clothing
Idiom quiz match up quiz focusing on idioms related to clothing. This quiz is ideally suited for upper level learners and requires students to match up idioms and then find the appropriate definition.

Phrasal Verbs: Building your Vocabulary
This series of exercises helps you build your basic phrasal verb vocabulary. The exercises include audio example sentences, definition matching exercises and, once the phrasal verbs have been introduced, practice sentences.

Prepositional Phrases Quiz 3
Test your knowledge of the some of the most common prepositional phrases in English. Complete the 15 sentences with the prepositional phrases provided.

Prepositional Phrases Quiz 4
Test your knowledge of the some of the most common prepositional phrases in English. Complete the 15 sentences with the prepositional phrases provided.

Prepositional Phrases Quiz 5
Test your knowledge of the some of the most common prepositional phrases in English. Complete the 15 sentences with the prepositional phrases provided.

Prepostion Combinations Quiz - 1
Improve your knowledge of some of the most important and common combinations of prepositions used in English. These combinations are used to connect, explain and show the relationship between ideas and things.

Prepostion Combinations Quiz - 2
Improve your knowledge of some of the most important and common combinations of prepositions used in English. These combinations are used to connect, explain and show the relationship between ideas and things.

Printable Quizzes for Classes
A number of quizzes on this site are interactive and difficult to print out. Now, you can go to this page to print out these quizzes for in class use.

Travel Vocabulary Quiz
English vocabulary quiz focusing on related travel vocabulary for travelling by air, by sea, by rail or by bus.

Prepositional Phrase Quiz
Instead of / from / than? Minor mistakes made in the choice of these prepositions is quite common, even among advanced level students. Check your accuracy with these advanced level quizzes.

Weather Vocabulary
It was rainy and cold - Learn weather vocabulary forms to describe what the weather is like.

Gap Fill - Shopping
Gap fill activity for beginning to intermediate level English learners focusing on vocabulary related to shopping.

Gap Fill - Newspapers
Gap fill activity for beginning to intermediate level English learners focusing on vocabulary related to newspapers.

Easily Confused Words Worksheet
These two easily confused words worksheets ask English learners to spot the easily confused word in each sentence and change it with the correct word.

Phrasal Verb Quizzes
Phrasal verbs can be very challenging for English learners. Here is a guide and list to the wide variety of phrasal verb quizzes and worksheets to be found on this site. These short phrasal verb introductions will provide an overview of what to expect on the quiz, as well as provide a guide you or your classes can always return to continue...


Celebrations are some of the best days of the year. This gap fill exercise focuses on vocabulary related to celebrations and parties.

The Brain Gap Fill Quiz
Gap fill quiz focusing on the various types of intelligences our brain uses to do different tasks with vocabulary reference and writing exercise.

Parenthood - Gap Fill
Gap fill activity focusing on vocabulary related to parenthood for intermediate to advanced English learners and classes.

Squatters Help the Police - Gap Fill Activity
This vocabulary gap fill activity presents a squatter who helps the police in their investigation. Advanced level English learning activity.

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