Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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