Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language


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Which of the following types of vocabulary words are specific to a particular hobby?

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1. Which of the following describes words that are not usually taught in school, but are necessary for communication?

2. Which of the following types of words are used across all content areas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to quickly and efficiently measure your understanding of different types of language. You will need to identify key varieties of words and how they are generally used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll test your knowledge of:

  • Necessary words that are generally not taught in school
  • Words that are specific to a single hobby or profession
  • Important words used across a wide range of content

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what types of words will be most useful in a school setting
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kinds of words would be considered domain-specific from a given list
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of words and how they would most likely be learned or applied

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language to get a more in-depth look at topics like:

  • The tier system
  • When you would be most likely to learn specific sets of words
  • Bloom's Taxonomy