Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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