Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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