Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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