Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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