Topic Vocabulary

VOCABULARY TOPICS

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.

 

Don’t forget you can easily select words that you don’t know to look up in your Pop-up Dictionary and add to your personal tests or add them to your Ultimate Vocabulary work sets.

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/a/words.php?f=baseball_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=sports

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=football_positions (American Football)

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=olympic_sports

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=swimming

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/417.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/277.html

 

Cats Can’t Spell and Have Terrible Grammar

 

 

Health

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=smoking

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=people_in_hospitals

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=injuries

 

Education

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=education

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=classroom_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=people_in_education

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=people_in_school

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=school_subjects

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=types_of_schools

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=school_rooms

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=tests

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=degrees_in_education

 

 

Crime and Law

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=crime_verbs

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=crime

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=crimes

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=criminals

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=justice_system

 

Environment

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=geography_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=weather-2

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=weather

http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blwordgroups_environment.htm (no quiz – use Pop-up)

http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/enviro/vocab/

http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/enviro/quiz/

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vc-disaster-lb.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/lefg1_vocabulary_nenv1.html

 

 

City Life

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=city_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=buildings_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=buildings_in_the_city

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=downtown

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=post_office

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=bank
Money

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=paying_bills

http://iteslj.org/cw/1/vm-money.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/255.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/320.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/250.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/282.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/277.html

 

Transport

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=transportation_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=car_parts_us_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=car_verbs

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=vehicles

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=types_of_ships

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=land_transportation

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=harbor

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=water_transportation

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=aircraft

 

Cats Can’t Spell and Have Terrible Grammar

 

 

Travel and Tourism

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=hotel

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=airport_departure_and_arrival

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=luggage

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/58.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/56.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/245.html Directions

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/279.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/244.html

 

Jetset Cat

 

Leisure and Entertainment

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=restaurant_1

Culture and the Arts

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=parts_of_a_book

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=types_of_books

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php

 

 

Newspapers and the Media

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=newspaper

 

 

Friends

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=adjectives_for_people_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=hair_types

Home and Family

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=family_members

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=house_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=cooking_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=dinner_table_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=family_responsibilities

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=relatives

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=types_of_houses

Hobbies

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php

 

Careers

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=jobs

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=job_application

http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/occup.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/57.html

 

Business

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=business_english_nouns

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=business_english_verbs

 

Technology

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=computer

 

Cats Can’t Spell and Have Terrible Grammar

 

Holidays and Celebrations

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/a/words.php?f=desserts_1

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=party_names

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=drinks_and_beverages

http://iteslj.org/cw/1/dt-christmas.html

http://iteslj.org/cw/1/je-xmas.html

http://a4esl.org/q/j/dt/mc-halloween.html

http://a4esl.org/q/j/dt/mc-halloween2.html

http://a4esl.org/q/j/vm/m-thanksgiving.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/56.html

 

Security and Safety

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/c/words.php?f=injuries

Cats Can’t Spell and Have Terrible Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

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.

http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/discuss.html

 

Cats Can’t Spell and Have Terrible Grammar

 

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.

 

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6 thoughts on “Topic Vocabulary

  1. I do really want to give you many thanks for your help. This page is such a great help for me to lear and get ready for my Ecce exam.

    I just want to thanks a lot again.

    Talk to you soon.

    Manuel.

  2. Wow, thanks Manuel – it is brilliant to hear that all this is actually helping people! Do check out the Daily Words pages too…there are some links to some special Topic lessons on there (you can see the ones I mean if you look on the list – I give them names instead of just numbers. The new one on Youth Crime is perfect for ECCE.
    I’m putting as much as I can on here as fast as I can because I know there is a big need for help that connects to the way that people actually have to study for the exams – especially ECCE. It’s going to take time but eventually this will be a complete resource. Thank you very much for the encouragement! Good luck and let me know if there are particular things you are looking for – I can’t promise but you never know what I might be able to find.

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