Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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