Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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