Preparing for a vocabulary test depends on the type of the vocabulary test. Some types of vocabulary tests include fill-in-the-blank, matching and written formats. Be sure to seek information from the examiner about the type of vocabulary he intends to test you on before preparing for the test.
Fill-in-the-blank vocabulary tests contain sentences with gaps that you fill with the appropriate vocabulary words. In preparing for this type of test, pay attention to parts of speech, including the nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and pronouns. Be sure to know the meanings of various words as well as how to use them in sentences. A matching vocabulary test, on the other hand, contains a list of words on one side and their definitions arranged randomly on the opposite side, and instructions require you to match each word with its respective definition. To prepare for the matching test, read various vocabulary words and their meanings, taking care not to forget the meaning of as many words as possible.
A written vocabulary test is a test in which the examiner dictates words and requires those taking the test to write the correct spellings of the words and their meanings. One way to prepare for this test is by making vocabulary flashcards, giving the flashcards to somebody else and allowing him to ask you questions about the vocabulary. To ensure that you don't forget the vocabulary words and their meanings, study them repeatedly.