TKT Glossary

TKT Glossary
This glossary contains words from the TKT course

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-ing/ed adjective

An -ing/ed adjective changes in different situations, e.g. The book is very interesting; I am very interested in the book.



Accent:the unique speech patterns, inflections, choice of words, etc., that identify a particular individual


The use of correct forms of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In an accuracy activity, students typically give more attention to correctness. See fluency.

Achievable target, goal

An aim that is not too difficult for the learner to reach.

Achieve aims, objectives

When a teacher succeeds in teaching what he/she has planned to teach.

Achievement test

An achievement test is used to see how well students have learnt the language taught in class. Achievement tests are often at the end of term or end of the year and test the main points of what has been taught in that time.

Acquisition noun, acquire verb

To learn a language without studying it, just by hearing and/or reading and then using it. This is the way we all learn our first language.

Active role, passive role

When students think about their own learning and what their own needs are and try to help themselves learn more, they are taking an active role. A passive role is the opposite of an active role.

Active voice

In an active sentence, the subject of the verb usually does or causes the action, e.g. I wrote the letter. See passive voice.

Activity book, workbook

An activity book or workbook has extra practice and is often used for homework. It usually accompanies a coursebook.

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