Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate

Test Your English Vocabulary in Use. Upper-Intermediate. Second Edition with answers

Test your english vocabulary in useVaried vocabulary tests with answers; new to the famous English Vocabulary in Use series.

The English Vocabulary in Use series contains four levels.  This new edition has been revised and updated. Test your English Vocabulary is for classroom use or self-study.  Learning vocabulary will boost learner’s confidence and prepare them for exams. The printed books are now also available as ebooks for download onto iPads and Android tablets, as well as desktop and laptop computers.

Goodreads rating of 4.35 stars out of 5

Why test vocabulary?

Research has shown that you need to meet a word at least seven times before you know it properly. Doing exercises like these, that practice words and expressions that you have already encountered is a useful way of helping yourself to fix the vocabulary you are working on in your long-term memory.

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Book outline

  • Effective vocabulary learning
  • Word formation
  • Words and pronunciation
  • Connecting and linking words
  • Countable and uncountable
  • Topics
  • Feelings and actions
  • Basic concepts
  • Idiomatic expressions
  • Phrasal verbs and verb-based expressions
  • Varieties of English


Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 14th, 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published August 9th, 2001)
ISBN 052166568X (ISBN13: 9780521665681)
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series Vocabulary in Use

English Vocabulary in Use Series​

Basic english vocab in use English Vocabulary in Use Basic
by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell
4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings – published 2001
English Vocabulary in Use English Vocabulary in Use Elementary
by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell
4.15 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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by Stuart Redman
4.18 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
Vocab In Use Intermediate
English Vocabulary in Use Intermediate
by Stuart Redman
4.14 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate
by Michael McCarthy (Goodreads Author), Felicity O’Dell
4.33 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Test Your English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced
by Michael McCarthy (Goodreads Author), Felicity O’Dell
4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2005 — 1 edition
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Test Your English Vocabulary in Use: Elementary
by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O’Dell
3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2004 — 1 edition
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Test Your English Vocabulary in Use: Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate
by Stuart Redman, Ruth Gairns
4.27 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions

Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate


GoodReads Rating



  • Tests exam readiness for upper-intermediate level


  • Must be used in conjunction with the Vocabulary in Use upper-intermediate book

Aaron Skudder


  1. Hello, my thoughts on why testing your vocabulary is important: For English language students (ELLs), language (vocabulary) improvement is particularly significant. The normal local English speaker enters kindergarten knowing around 5,000 words. The normal ELL may know 5,000 words in their local language, yet not many words in English. While local speakers keep on adapting new words, ELLs face the twofold challenge of building that base and afterward catching up to their peers or the difference between social English and academic English. It’s important for ELLs to not feel left behind. 

  2. Many of us feel that we know enough English, so there is no need to test our vocabulary. I do daily crossword puzzles and read a lot and, even with many year of reading I come upon new words whose meaning I have to check out. With my background in Latin, French and German and the context of the word I am sometimes able to figure out its meaning. I would like to get a hold of some of these books. I am never too old to learn. Thanks for this introduction.

  3. English is my second language and the research is absolutely right. It took me quite sometimes to use the new word properly. Now I know that it has to be 7 times! Will definitely check out this book so I can finally learn how to use the words in the right context. Thanks for the review.

  4. I agree that we that speak English only sometimes take it for granted and don’t think we need to test our English. I know that when I play the simple game of scrabble with my husband, he often knows more words than I do; I think it’s because he’s always reading a book of some sort. Maybe I need to do the same to expand my “word” horizons. 🙂

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