Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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