Here’s a set of links to vocabulary quizzes arranged by most of the key topics for Michigan and Cambridge English exams. It’s a good idea to do a set before you start writing a composition or other topic based exercise and then try to use as many of the words you have learned as you can. Most people find that by working on some topic vocabulary they get some good ideas for things to write or say on the subject.
As well as the Topic Vocabulary here it is really a good idea to use the Vocab lists on Daily Words
I’m posting new vocabulary resources all the time and if you look on the Daily Words page you will see that there are already some special editions which go with some nice little topic lessons based on some interesting materials. The Daily Words themselves are words which don’t fit into Topics easily and are therefore often overlooked in class. To be honest a lot of them are quite boring words but they are definitely absolutely essential. That’s why it is a good idea to do a few each day.
Sport and Fitness
http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=football_positions (American Football)
Crime and Law
http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blwordgroups_environment.htm (no quiz – use Pop-up)
Travel and Tourism
Leisure and Entertainment
Culture and the Arts
Newspapers and the Media
Home and Family
Holidays and Celebrations
Security and Safety
TOPIC VOCABULARY SITES
If you like crosswords this one is for you! It’s organised by topics covering most of the ones you need for Michigan and Cambridge exams.
Well, it’s not all here but this should keep you going for a bit!! I’ll try and add some useful reading pieces to each topic to help you get ideas for compositions.