Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
oppose
B
opposed
C
oppositive
D
opposite
Question 2
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
sunny
B
strong sun
C
sunshine
D
sun
Question 3
I don't like my job very much. I'm going to ________ and look for another one
A
resign
B
retire
C
fire
D
finish
Question 3 Explanation: 
'Resign' = quit, leave your job. 'Retire' = stop working, usually at an older age (60+)
Question 4
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
allow
B
forbid
C
make
D
let
Question 5
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
reach
B
get
C
go
D
find
Question 6
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
niece
B
cousina
C
sister
D
cousin
Question 6 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 7
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat outwardly
B
eat away
C
eat out
D
eat outside
Question 7 Explanation: 
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant 'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
Question 8
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
away
B
off
C
far
D
out
Question 8 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 9
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
giant
B
large
C
huge
D
big
Question 10
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
A
peak time
B
traffic time
C
rush hour
D
peak hour
Question 11
friendly --> unfriendly // honest --> dishonest // polite --> ________
A
unpolite
B
inpolite
C
impolite
D
dispolite
Question 11 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 12
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 12 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 13
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
outbound
B
single
C
one-journey
D
lonely
Question 14
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
unlikely
B
improbably
C
unprobably
D
likely
Question 14 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 15
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
food
B
eatings
C
foodtimes
D
meals
Question 16
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
building
B
home
C
apartment
D
village
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
have a relax
C
make it easy
D
make a rest
Question 18
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
dress
B
police suit
C
uniform
D
clothes
Question 19
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
fifteen
B
quarter
C
half
D
fourth
Question 19 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutes We don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 20
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
office
B
work
C
job
D
workplace
Question 21
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
alone child
B
only child
C
lonely child
D
single child
Question 22
imagine --> imaginative // rely --> reliable // ambition --> ________
A
ambitiable
B
ambitiative
C
ambitious
D
ambitionful
Question 22 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 23
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
bored, interesting
B
bored, interested
C
boring, interesting
D
boring, interested
Question 23 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 24
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
had
B
given
C
done
D
made
Question 25
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
waved
B
bent
C
curl
D
wavy
Question 26
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
timely
B
on time
C
in time
D
in time for
Question 26 Explanation: 
'On time' = punctual 'In time' = with enough time before something happens It's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Question 27
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
A
specially
B
mostly
C
especially
D
specifically
Question 27 Explanation: 
'Specially' = for a particular purpose: 'I bought this book specially for you' 'Especially' = more than others
Question 28
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headouch
B
headache
C
headpain
D
headhurt
Question 29
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
played
B
enjoyed
C
went for fun
D
went out
Question 29 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 30
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
do
B
make
C
play
D
go
Question 31
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waitress
B
waiteress
C
waitree
D
waiter
Question 32
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
good for health
B
benefit for you
C
good for you
D
healthsome
Question 33
I've got all the data. Now I just need to ________ the answer
A
work out
B
count out
C
make out
D
think out
Question 34
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
have mood to
B
like
C
want to
D
feel like
Question 34 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 35
apartment --> flat // elevator --> lift // gasoline --> ________
A
fuel
B
oil
C
petrol
D
coal
Question 35 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 36
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put away
B
put down
C
put up with
D
put out
Question 36 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 37
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
pour
B
let
C
drop
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
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
student
B
studier
C
pupil
D
professor
Question 39
tired --> exhausted // small --> tiny // angry --> ________
A
vexed
B
furious
C
annoyed
D
irritated
Question 39 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 40
It's the ________ building in the city
A
fattest
B
highest
C
tallest
D
greatest
Question 40 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
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