Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
tired --> exhausted //small --> tiny //angry --> ________
A
irritated
B
annoyed
C
furious
D
vexed
Question 1 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 2
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
let
B
pour
C
spill
D
drop
Question 2 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 3
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
forbid
B
make
C
allow
D
let
Question 4
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
went for fun
B
went out
C
enjoyed
D
played
Question 4 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 5
I don't like my job very much. I'm going to ________ and look for another one
A
retire
B
resign
C
fire
D
finish
Question 5 Explanation: 
'Resign' = quit, leave your job. 'Retire' = stop working, usually at an older age (60+)
Question 6
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
sun
B
strong sun
C
sunny
D
sunshine
Question 7
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
on time
B
timely
C
in time
D
in time for
Question 7 Explanation: 
'On time' = punctual 'In time' = with enough time before something happensIt's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Question 8
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
building
B
home
C
apartment
D
village
Question 9
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
half
B
quarter
C
fifteen
D
fourth
Question 9 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutesWe don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 10
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put down
B
put up with
C
put away
D
put out
Question 10 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 11
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
professor
B
studier
C
pupil
D
student
Question 12
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
food
B
eatings
C
foodtimes
D
meals
Question 13
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
feel like
B
like
C
want to
D
have mood to
Question 13 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 14
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
done
B
made
C
given
D
had
Question 15
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
A
specifically
B
specially
C
especially
D
mostly
Question 15 Explanation: 
'Specially' = for a particular purpose:'I bought this book specially for you''Especially' = more than others
Question 16
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
go
B
play
C
make
D
do
Question 17
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 18
It's the ________ building in the city
A
highest
B
greatest
C
tallest
D
fattest
Question 18 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
Question 19
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
bored, interesting
B
boring, interesting
C
bored, interested
D
boring, interested
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
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
reach
B
get
C
go
D
find
Question 21
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
niece
B
cousin
C
sister
D
cousina
Question 21 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 22
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waiteress
B
waitree
C
waitress
D
waiter
Question 23
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 23 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 24
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat outside
B
eat out
C
eat outwardly
D
eat away
Question 24 Explanation: 
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant 'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
Question 25
apartment --> flat //elevator --> lift //gasoline --> ________
A
oil
B
coal
C
fuel
D
petrol
Question 25 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 26
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
wavy
B
bent
C
curl
D
waved
Question 27
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
good for you
B
healthsome
C
benefit for you
D
good for health
Question 28
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
far
B
off
C
out
D
away
Question 28 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 29
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headouch
B
headache
C
headpain
D
headhurt
Question 30
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
work
B
office
C
job
D
workplace
Question 31
friendly --> unfriendly //honest --> dishonest //polite --> ________
A
dispolite
B
unpolite
C
impolite
D
inpolite
Question 31 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 32
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 33
imagine --> imaginative //rely --> reliable //ambition --> ________
A
ambitionful
B
ambitious
C
ambitiative
D
ambitiable
Question 33 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 34
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
unprobably
B
likely
C
improbably
D
unlikely
Question 34 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 35
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
huge
B
giant
C
big
D
large
Question 36
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
only child
B
lonely child
C
single child
D
alone child
Question 37
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
uniform
B
clothes
C
police suit
D
dress
Question 38
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
one-journey
B
lonely
C
single
D
outbound
Question 39
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
A
peak hour
B
rush hour
C
traffic time
D
peak time
Question 40
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
oppositive
B
opposed
C
oppose
D
opposite
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