Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
I don't like my job very much. I'm going to ________ and look for another one
A
fire
B
retire
C
finish
D
resign
Question 1 Explanation: 
'Resign' = quit, leave your job. 'Retire' = stop working, usually at an older age (60+)
Question 2
imagine --> imaginative // rely --> reliable // ambition --> ________
A
ambitious
B
ambitiable
C
ambitiative
D
ambitionful
Question 2 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 3
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
go
B
find
C
get
D
reach
Question 4
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
cousin
B
niece
C
cousina
D
sister
Question 4 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 5
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
sun
B
strong sun
C
sunny
D
sunshine
Question 6
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
let
B
make
C
forbid
D
allow
Question 7
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
outbound
B
single
C
lonely
D
one-journey
Question 8
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
wavy
B
bent
C
waved
D
curl
Question 9
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
eatings
B
food
C
meals
D
foodtimes
Question 10
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
want to
B
have mood to
C
feel like
D
like
Question 10 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 11
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
have a relax
B
take it easy
C
make a rest
D
make it easy
Question 12
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
likely
B
improbably
C
unprobably
D
unlikely
Question 12 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 13
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
A
mostly
B
specifically
C
specially
D
especially
Question 13 Explanation: 
'Specially' = for a particular purpose: 'I bought this book specially for you' 'Especially' = more than others
Question 14
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 14 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 15
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put out
B
put down
C
put up with
D
put away
Question 15 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 16
apartment --> flat // elevator --> lift // gasoline --> ________
A
fuel
B
coal
C
petrol
D
oil
Question 16 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 17
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
clothes
B
uniform
C
police suit
D
dress
Question 18
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
benefit for you
B
healthsome
C
good for you
D
good for health
Question 19
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
work
B
office
C
workplace
D
job
Question 20
friendly --> unfriendly // honest --> dishonest // polite --> ________
A
impolite
B
inpolite
C
dispolite
D
unpolite
Question 20 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 21
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
done
B
made
C
had
D
given
Question 22
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
apartment
B
village
C
home
D
building
Question 23
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
alone child
B
only child
C
lonely child
D
single child
Question 24
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat outwardly
B
eat away
C
eat out
D
eat outside
Question 24 Explanation: 
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant 'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
Question 25
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
studier
B
professor
C
student
D
pupil
Question 26
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
in time
B
in time for
C
on time
D
timely
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
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
A
peak time
B
traffic time
C
rush hour
D
peak hour
Question 28
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
oppositive
B
oppose
C
opposite
D
opposed
Question 29
tired --> exhausted // small --> tiny // angry --> ________
A
furious
B
vexed
C
annoyed
D
irritated
Question 29 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 30
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
bored, interesting
B
boring, interested
C
boring, interesting
D
bored, interested
Question 30 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 31
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 32
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
quarter
B
fourth
C
half
D
fifteen
Question 32 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutes We don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 33
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
pour
B
let
C
spill
D
drop
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
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
out
B
away
C
off
D
far
Question 34 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 35
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
play
B
do
C
go
D
make
Question 36
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
giant
B
large
C
huge
D
big
Question 37
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
played
B
enjoyed
C
went for fun
D
went out
Question 37 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 38
It's the ________ building in the city
A
greatest
B
tallest
C
highest
D
fattest
Question 38 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
Question 39
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headouch
B
headache
C
headhurt
D
headpain
Question 40
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waitree
B
waiter
C
waiteress
D
waitress
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