It is a great site that I often use, however it isn't my favorite ways of doing voabulary tests.
I actually prefer more subjective tests (and in my opinion slightly more fun).
For example: A recent unit in my college course had these vocabulary words: merit, handicap, reticent, phobia, extroverted, adverse, kindred, aloof, syndrome, chronic, misattribution, condescending.
One of my questions may be: Select the most positive vocabulary word and write it below. Include a brief explanation of why you think it is the most positive.
Possible answers could be:
- I think the most positive is aloof because if someone if aloof then they don't care what other people think and they can be self sufficient.
- Kindred is positive because if two people are kindred then they have a lot of things in common and they will probably become best friends, which is the most positive thing ever.
|Graffiti of a can of spray paint|
- Misattribution, because people think graffiti isn't art, but it is.
- Handicap, because the spray bottle can't spray paint like other cans so it is handicapped.
- The picture shows the chronic problem of graffiti in Culiacan.
Some students HATE these questions. They much prefer memorizing, other students really like them (as they get a chance to try and make something up if they don't know.
As for teachers? A lot of teachers appreciate the fact it makes students think (rather than just memorize and spit out). Some don't like the way there are multiple possible answers. Others think a student could just know two or three words really well and then make those work for any question, but I stand by my thinking that it makes students apply their knowledge in a new way.
How about you? How do you quiz vocabulary?