Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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