Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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