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Test your vocab

Here is a little on-line test you might like. Test your vocab. You have to tick the words you know the meaning of, and it will estimate your total vocabulary. For some words I thought I knew the meaning, but I looked it up online to check and I was wrong. It makes me realise that often I think I know a word and I'm misinterpreting it. For example I thought fuliginous meant 'glowing', and it turns out it means 'sooty'. Anyway, I got 40,000 I think that's OK. I didn't check every definition, so I might have over-estimated how many I know.

They want more data: they say 'Please share this test ...We especially need participation from children and teenagers, where the biggest vocabulary growth occurs.'

ETA - and I think they would be interested in the results of people for whom English is a second (or other) language.
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  • Phew what a scorcher

    I see Gove has backed down on climate change and it's back in the curriculum again.

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    My book is now for sale

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