Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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