Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
uniform
B
police suit
C
dress
D
clothes
Question 2
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
want to
B
feel like
C
have mood to
D
like
Question 2 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 3
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
office
B
workplace
C
work
D
job
Question 4
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
half
B
fourth
C
quarter
D
fifteen
Question 4 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutesWe don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 5
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat outwardly
B
eat outside
C
eat out
D
eat away
Question 5 Explanation: 
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant 'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
Question 6
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
studier
B
student
C
pupil
D
professor
Question 7
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put up with
B
put out
C
put down
D
put away
Question 7 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 8
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 9
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
oppositive
B
oppose
C
opposed
D
opposite
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
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
away
B
off
C
far
D
out
Question 11 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 12
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
strong sun
B
sunny
C
sun
D
sunshine
Question 13
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
played
B
went for fun
C
enjoyed
D
went out
Question 13 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 14
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
big
B
giant
C
large
D
huge
Question 15
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waiteress
B
waiter
C
waitree
D
waitress
Question 16
friendly --> unfriendly //honest --> dishonest //polite --> ________
A
impolite
B
inpolite
C
unpolite
D
dispolite
Question 16 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 17
I've got all the data. Now I just need to ________ the answer
A
think out
B
make out
C
count out
D
work out
Question 18
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
bent
B
wavy
C
waved
D
curl
Question 19
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
food
B
foodtimes
C
meals
D
eatings
Question 20
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
let
B
forbid
C
make
D
allow
Question 21
tired --> exhausted //small --> tiny //angry --> ________
A
vexed
B
furious
C
annoyed
D
irritated
Question 21 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 22
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 22 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 23
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
only child
B
alone child
C
single child
D
lonely child
Question 24
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
made
B
given
C
had
D
done
Question 25
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
make it easy
B
have a relax
C
take it easy
D
make a rest
Question 26
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
unprobably
B
unlikely
C
improbably
D
likely
Question 26 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 27
It's the ________ building in the city
A
greatest
B
highest
C
fattest
D
tallest
Question 27 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
Question 28
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
do
B
make
C
go
D
play
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
apartment --> flat //elevator --> lift //gasoline --> ________
A
fuel
B
oil
C
petrol
D
coal
Question 30 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 31
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
outbound
B
lonely
C
single
D
one-journey
Question 32
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
benefit for you
B
healthsome
C
good for you
D
good for health
Question 33
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
pour
B
let
C
spill
D
drop
Question 33 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 34
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
boring, interested
B
boring, interesting
C
bored, interesting
D
bored, interested
Question 34 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 35
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
timely
B
in time
C
in time for
D
on time
Question 35 Explanation: 
'On time' = punctual 'In time' = with enough time before something happensIt's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Question 36
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
reach
B
go
C
find
D
get
Question 37
imagine --> imaginative //rely --> reliable //ambition --> ________
A
ambitiable
B
ambitionful
C
ambitious
D
ambitiative
Question 37 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 38
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
sister
B
cousin
C
niece
D
cousina
Question 38 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 39
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
apartment
B
building
C
village
D
home
Question 40
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headhurt
B
headpain
C
headouch
D
headache
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