Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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