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Test your English vocabulary size

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Vega222, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. PatrickUK

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    37,500. I noticed a few words that seemed vaguely familiar and if I'd taken more time I might have recalled the correct definition, but I decided to complete the test based only on what immediately came to mind.

    In fairness, some words that are used within the UK and Commonwealth (British English), might be very unfamiliar, even to native speakers. I blame The Church of England for teaching me lots of obscure and archaic words. :smile:
     
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    I think it's cos once I turned intermediate I promised myself that I only watch and listen and read in English
     
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    I got 17,300.

    English is my second language, I started learning it at like 7/8 years old. Some words I got because they come directly from French, lol.
     
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    35,000

    Native speaker with an MA in English, though that was many years ago.
     
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    results were 41,700 words
    I am native English, but lived in several foreign countries so I know a little of four other languages.
     
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    I've definitely seen almost all of those words - but damn, some of the ones on the far right started getting very strange. Half of the ones I knew I probably only knew because I had to look them up at the time.
     
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    I didn't think you were supposed to look them up. I definitely would have scored higher if I looked up ones that were familiar.
     
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    You aren't. I'm referring to the first time I saw them (in print).
     
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    I’m only 20,900 and I’m a native English speaker. I don’t read anything besides science textbooks, really.
     
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    29,800. Non-native.
     
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    Funny :laughing:
     
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    Science isn't the way to score in this test, is it? I also feel like I could have scored higher if I wasn't an engineer who doesn't really read fiction.
     
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    My result: 21 700. Not my mother tongue
     
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    mines was 18,400 , I'm a native speaker, though i was learning two other languages too lol (sign language and spanish)
     
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    Good progress I think. About 1k per year.
     
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    I only got 27,700. Native English speaker.
     
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    18,700 words, native speaker

    Much less than most people it seems... and I’ll have completed a doctorate level of education in less than a year so idk. I’ve never been much for reading non-textbooks, I guess.
     
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    19,000 words. Native speaker only. Not surprising, but the weird part is is I tend to be better that most of my co-workers at understanding people with a heavy accent.
     
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    lol I just noticed I lost words.
     
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    Update: 15 300

    (non-native)
     
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