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Vocabulary Levels Test (Productive)          
By Batia Laufer & Paul Nation, adapted for WWW by Tom Cobb

Use these tests to find the growth-edge of your vocabulary, or compare your RECOGNITION and PRODUCTION vocabularies

   

 VERSION A 

2000 level 
3000 level 
5000 level 
University Word List 
10,000 level 

 VERSION B 

2000 level 
3000 level 
5000 level
University Word List 
10,000 level 

VERSION C 

2000 level 
3000 level 
5000 level 


10,000 level 

Tests A  and are equivalent versions of Nation and Laufer's Levels Test (controlled production format) which has been used by students all over the world.

Test C  combines items from Tests A and B that are not cognate with French (does not apply to 1000 level, whch is mostly non-cognate, or to UWL, which is mostly cognate).


If you score below 83% on any level, you can build up this level by working on the corresponding wordlist on the Linked Lists  page. Use the linked concordance and dictionary as learning tools. Or if your prefer, read e-texts using VP  to identify zone words. It is not a good idea  to do all the versions of the test at the same time; do one version, and save others to test yourself after study.

References: 

Validation of this test: Laufer, B. & Nation, P. (1999), A vocabulary size test of controlled productive ability. Language Testing 16(1), 33-51.

Rationale for Version C above: Cobb, T. (2000), One size fits all?   Canadian Modern Language Review, 57 (2), 295-324.


This page updated May 2016