Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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