Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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