Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
waved
B
wavy
C
bent
D
curl
Question 2
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
done
B
had
C
made
D
given
Question 3
apartment --> flat // elevator --> lift // gasoline --> ________
A
petrol
B
coal
C
oil
D
fuel
Question 3 Explanation: 
These are pairs of words which have the same meaning, but the words on the left are US English, and the words on the right are UK English.
Question 4
I've been so busy all week. I don't want to do anything at the weekend - I'll just stay at home and ________
A
make a rest
B
have a relax
C
take it easy
D
make it easy
Question 5
I don't like my job very much. I'm going to ________ and look for another one
A
retire
B
fire
C
finish
D
resign
Question 5 Explanation: 
'Resign' = quit, leave your job. 'Retire' = stop working, usually at an older age (60+)
Question 6
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put away
B
put out
C
put up with
D
put down
Question 6 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 7
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
want to
B
like
C
feel like
D
have mood to
Question 7 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 8
tired --> exhausted // small --> tiny // angry --> ________
A
irritated
B
furious
C
vexed
D
annoyed
Question 8 Explanation: 
These are pairs of adjectives with similar meanings, where one adjective has a 'regular' meaning and the other has a 'strong' meaning. So 'exhausted' is the strong form of 'tired'. 'Furious' is the strong form of 'angry'.
Question 9
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
A
rush hour
B
traffic time
C
peak hour
D
peak time
Question 10
It's the ________ building in the city
A
tallest
B
greatest
C
fattest
D
highest
Question 10 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
Question 11
They never argue and they enjoy spending time together = They ________
A
relationship very good
B
like themselves very much
C
relate very well
D
get on very well
Question 11 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 12
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
drop
B
spill
C
pour
D
let
Question 12 Explanation: 
'Spill' is like 'pour', but if you spill something, it's usually by accident. 'Pour' means you are in control and you decide to do it.
Question 13
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
good for health
B
healthsome
C
benefit for you
D
good for you
Question 14
imagine --> imaginative // rely --> reliable // ambition --> ________
A
ambitionful
B
ambitiative
C
ambitiable
D
ambitious
Question 14 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 15
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headouch
B
headache
C
headhurt
D
headpain
Question 16
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
only child
B
lonely child
C
alone child
D
single child
Question 17
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
foodtimes
B
food
C
eatings
D
meals
Question 18
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
police suit
B
uniform
C
clothes
D
dress
Question 19
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
large
B
giant
C
big
D
huge
Question 20
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waitree
B
waiter
C
waitress
D
waiteress
Question 21
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
go
B
do
C
play
D
make
Question 22
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
reach
B
find
C
get
D
go
Question 23
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
half
B
quarter
C
fourth
D
fifteen
Question 23 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutes We don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 24
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
away
B
far
C
out
D
off
Question 24 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 25
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
A
mostly
B
specially
C
specifically
D
especially
Question 25 Explanation: 
'Specially' = for a particular purpose: 'I bought this book specially for you' 'Especially' = more than others
Question 26
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
bored, interested
B
bored, interesting
C
boring, interesting
D
boring, interested
Question 26 Explanation: 
'Interested' and 'interesting' are both adjectives. 'Interested' is how you feel. 'Interesting' is how something or someone makes you feel. There are many pairs of adjectives like this, one with an -ed ending, and one with an -ing ending.
Question 27
friendly --> unfriendly // honest --> dishonest // polite --> ________
A
impolite
B
inpolite
C
dispolite
D
unpolite
Question 27 Explanation: 
Different prefixes are used to make opposites of adjectives: 'un-', 'in-', 'im-', 'dis-' etc. The most common prefix is 'un-', but there aren't clear rules for which prefix to use. You'll need to learn the right opposite prefix for each adjective!
Question 28
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
in time
B
in time for
C
timely
D
on time
Question 28 Explanation: 
'On time' = punctual 'In time' = with enough time before something happens It's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Question 29
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
lonely
B
single
C
one-journey
D
outbound
Question 30
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
workplace
B
job
C
work
D
office
Question 31
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
played
B
went out
C
went for fun
D
enjoyed
Question 31 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 32
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
studier
B
pupil
C
student
D
professor
Question 33
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
opposed
B
oppositive
C
oppose
D
opposite
Question 34
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
sister
B
cousin
C
cousina
D
niece
Question 34 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 35
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
sunshine
B
sun
C
sunny
D
strong sun
Question 36
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
apartment
B
home
C
building
D
village
Question 37
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat outwardly
B
eat outside
C
eat away
D
eat out
Question 37 Explanation: 
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant 'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
Question 38
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
unlikely
B
likely
C
unprobably
D
improbably
Question 38 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 39
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
allow
B
make
C
let
D
forbid
Question 40
I've got all the data. Now I just need to ________ the answer
A
work out
B
count out
C
make out
D
think out
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