All exercises for this website were created using
Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher

version 3.0 now
PC & Mac










Vocabulary Exercises for the Academic Word List

Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher

What is it? Who is it for? Program Contents

What is it?

All the exercises featured in this website were produced using Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher. This software is both PC and Mac compatible. The program is a vast collection of sentences in context, which teachers can use to simply and quickly produce gap-fill exercises for reviewing, reinforcing, and testing vocabulary. The program provides a list of keywords, each of which is linked to a number of sentences which illustrate how the word is used. The user can search and edit these sentences, and add more keywords or sentences of their own. And with a couple of mouse-clicks, users can choose a sequence of sentences, and build them into a complete language exercise.

Who is it for?

This program creates exercises which are suitable for second-language English students from an intermediate to advanced level. Teachers can use the program to review and reinforce vocabulary, create tests, etc. Students can work on their vocabulary by reviewing words in context, or can create random word gap exercises to test their knowledge of new vocabulary.


Program Contents

The program comes complete with an enormous database of English language usage - more than 50,000 sentences illustrating over 2,500 keywords. It is an excellent resource for teachers and students - teachers can use it to create illustrations and exercises around English words, and students can use it to test and improve their word-power. In total, the program consists of over 750,000 words of sentences in context.

The words show a minimum of 15 contexts each, including where possible:

   derivations (different parts of speech)
   proverbs from different cultures
   quotations from the famous and not-so-famous
   facts about countries around the world
   interesting trivia
   facts about the world's animals
   general history facts
   facts and quotes from the world's major religions
   discussion questions        and
   find someone who questions…    all featuring the word under study.

For more information on program features, and purchasing details, or to download the demo, visit our website: