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Advanced English Vocabulary Quiz °1

Welcome to our advanced English vocabulary quiz!

One of the best ways to learn vocabulary is to see English vocabulary in use: in a context as opposed to just an advanced English vocabulary list.

Follow the instructions below to learn some new words and phrases!

1. Read the extract below. Don’t worry about understanding every word. Just try to understand the gist.

“Something to bear in mind when you move to London is how expensive it is to rent. It’s crucial that you go with enough money, at least enough to cover a deposit. You want to be careful you don’t do what Luca did! He went over there with no savings. He couldn’t find a job … actually he did nothing to help himself. He didn’t do any work or even do an English or anything. I always thought he was quite a bubbly person, but actually he’s a bit lazy. Can’t say he did his best! He had to come back after a month because he’d run out of cash. What a cock-up!”

2. Study the word cards below from our Instagram page (Can you spot the words from the extract above?!)

3. Take the quiz.

TIP! Learn a small amount often and consistently. Practice makes perfect!

Advanced English vocabulary: Synonyms

advanced English vocabulary_cheerful

cheerful (adj.) means noticeably happy, in a good mood and optimistic

  • Three ways to say cheerful: perky, bubbly, sunny
  • These synonyms all mean cheerful and lively.

Collocations: DO

Collocations in English

Collocations are words that go together naturally in English. Learning collocations is essential for making your English sound fluent and natural!

Do‘ is one of the harder verbs to learn as it is often confused with ‘make‘.

Do you know all of these? Make sure you sign up for the weekly quiz to test your progress.

Advanced English Vocabulary: Slang

Slang in English

Learning slang is a good way to upgrade your native-level vocabulary (especially your comprehension)


(v) to cock-up (or to cock something up) and (n) a cock-up are slang terms, meaning only use this in informal situations!

Expression: to bear in mind

English expression bear in mind

Common expression to boost your advanced English vocabulary:

to bear something in mind

Adjectives: instead of very

Synonyms in English
Advanced English Vocabulary

Synonyms are a great way to enrich your English vocabulary and native speakers love using them.⠀

Here’s a trick: instead of using VERY, try a stronger adjective in its place. Check out this lesson: Make your English more powerful: avoid using ‘very’

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Advanced English Vocabulary quiz

Now it’s time to put this theory into practice! 

ps. to do the quiz, you need Google Chrome.

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