Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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