Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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