English vocabulary

How much do you know about English vocabulary?

Have you ever wondered how many words there are in the English language? Or how many words you need to learn?

Take this short quiz to find out interesting facts about English vocabulary.

See how you can test your vocabulary level at the end of the quiz when you click Submit!

 

English Vocabulary Quiz

How many word families* are there in the English language?

*a word family includes a base word (for example, write), its forms (writing, written, wrote) and closely related derived words (rewrite, writer)

How many word families does an average educated native speaker of English know?
How many word families do you need to know to be able to get a general idea of most common texts (news, blogs, e-mails)?
How many word families do you need to know to be able to comfortably read most common texts?
Would you like to test your English vocabulary and find out how many words you already know?

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