Vocabulary placement test – beginners

Vocabulary placement test

Recently we have published a placement test based mostly on grammar. Some of our readers commented that a vocabulary placement test might be useful too. That was why we have tried to create a test which would show you how many words you know. A part of the test is partly based upon the test by Paul Nation, however the first part is completely original.


This test is for beginners and elementary students of English. Here you can find out, how many words from the 2,000 most common words in English you know. So, if you answer all the questions correctly, you know all the 2,000 most common words in English. If you answer only 50% of the questions, you know 1,000 words. Your aim is to score as much as possible.

Vocabulary placement test – beginners

The following test contains 60 items. Your task is to drag the most suitable word to a given picture or into a given gap. You can guess because there are many extra words which make correct guessing virtually impossible. Once you finish the resulting score tells you how many words you know.

If you want to do the test in a full-screen mode click over here for the HTML5 version:

Placement test vocabulary HTML5

If you want to do the test on your computer and you prefer flash, click on the button below:

Placement test vocabulary flash

If your score is close to 2,000 it is clear that you know more words. If you want to find out how many, you can try our Vocabulary placement tests for pre-intermediate and more advanced students (coming soon on this website.)

Vocabulary placement test – share

If you have a website where you would like to share this test, you can embed it there by placing the following code into it:

<iframe src="http://www.envocabulary.eu/placement test/Vocabulary placement test_beginners (Web)/index.html" width="560" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>

Vocabulary placement test – comments

We welcome any comments you might have, because they help us improve the posts here. We try to implement your comments into the activities immediately and we try to answer them. For example, there are nearly 20 comments to the Placement test post and thanks to you we were able to improve several questions, so now the test is much more reliable than it was before. Therefore do not worry and comment. THANK YOU.
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  1. Mahsa Motvalian
    Very good
    20/08/2014 at 3:52 pm
  2. thantsintein
    It is very interesting test. I like it.
    21/08/2014 at 7:20 am
  3. very,very good fine,fine fine
    15/09/2014 at 6:33 am
  4. Tran Anh Nhi
    It's good to check my English level once in a while. Thank you. To be honest, I found the beginner test somewhat harder than the immediate level. It's hard for me to interprete the photos. Am I the only 25 year old find this test a bit difficult? Haha
    16/09/2014 at 2:11 am
  5. Zdenda
    That is interesting. I hope someone else will comment on this too.
    16/09/2014 at 2:48 am
  6. Aleha
    Interesante, very good.
    17/09/2014 at 8:21 am

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