Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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Question 1
The weather was great - it was really ________
A
sunny
B
sunshine
C
strong sun
D
sun
Question 2
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
A
out
B
off
C
far
D
away
Question 2 Explanation: 
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
Question 3
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
take it easy
D
make a rest
Question 4
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 4 Explanation: 
'Get on (well) with sb' = have a good relationship with sb
Question 5
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
A
timely
B
in time for
C
in time
D
on time
Question 5 Explanation: 
'On time' = punctual 'In time' = with enough time before something happens It's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Question 6
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
A
let
B
pour
C
spill
D
drop
Question 6 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 7
I don't like my job very much. I'm going to ________ and look for another one
A
fire
B
finish
C
resign
D
retire
Question 7 Explanation: 
'Resign' = quit, leave your job. 'Retire' = stop working, usually at an older age (60+)
Question 8
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
A
benefit for you
B
healthsome
C
good for you
D
good for health
Question 9
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
A
pupil
B
studier
C
professor
D
student
Question 10
She's a police officer, so she has to wear a ________ at work
A
police suit
B
dress
C
uniform
D
clothes
Question 11
It's the ________ building in the city
A
fattest
B
tallest
C
greatest
D
highest
Question 11 Explanation: 
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
Question 12
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
A
building
B
village
C
apartment
D
home
Question 13
Happy is the ________ of sad
A
opposed
B
opposite
C
oppose
D
oppositive
Question 14
Argh! This noise is giving me a ________
A
headache
B
headouch
C
headhurt
D
headpain
Question 15
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
A
traffic time
B
peak hour
C
rush hour
D
peak time
Question 16
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
A
likely
B
unlikely
C
improbably
D
unprobably
Question 16 Explanation: 
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Question 17
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
A
mostly
B
especially
C
specifically
D
specially
Question 17 Explanation: 
'Specially' = for a particular purpose: 'I bought this book specially for you' 'Especially' = more than others
Question 18
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
A
put out
B
put away
C
put down
D
put up with
Question 18 Explanation: 
'Put out' = extinguish
Question 19
imagine --> imaginative // rely --> reliable // ambition --> ________
A
ambitious
B
ambitiative
C
ambitiable
D
ambitionful
Question 19 Explanation: 
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Question 20
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
A
cousina
B
sister
C
cousin
D
niece
Question 20 Explanation: 
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
Question 21
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
A
bored, interesting
B
boring, interesting
C
bored, interested
D
boring, interested
Question 21 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 22
apartment --> flat // elevator --> lift // gasoline --> ________
A
fuel
B
petrol
C
oil
D
coal
Question 22 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 23
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
A
lonely child
B
single child
C
alone child
D
only child
Question 24
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
A
eat away
B
eat out
C
eat outwardly
D
eat outside
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
I've got all the data. Now I just need to ________ the answer
A
make out
B
think out
C
count out
D
work out
Question 26
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
A
one-journey
B
outbound
C
single
D
lonely
Question 27
I don't ________ going out tonight
A
want to
B
like
C
have mood to
D
feel like
Question 27 Explanation: 
'Feel like' = want to
Question 28
What time do you go to ________ every day?
A
office
B
work
C
job
D
workplace
Question 29
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
A
find
B
reach
C
get
D
go
Question 30
Our teacher doesn't ________ us use mobile phones in class
A
let
B
forbid
C
make
D
allow
Question 31
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are ________
A
meals
B
foodtimes
C
food
D
eatings
Question 32
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
A
given
B
made
C
had
D
done
Question 33
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
A
enjoyed
B
went for fun
C
played
D
went out
Question 33 Explanation: 
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
Question 34
tired --> exhausted // small --> tiny // angry --> ________
A
furious
B
vexed
C
irritated
D
annoyed
Question 34 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 35
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
A
giant
B
large
C
huge
D
big
Question 36
He's a waiter, she's a ________
A
waiteress
B
waiter
C
waitress
D
waitree
Question 37
friendly --> unfriendly // honest --> dishonest // polite --> ________
A
impolite
B
inpolite
C
unpolite
D
dispolite
Question 37 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 38
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
A
half
B
fourth
C
fifteen
D
quarter
Question 38 Explanation: 
A quarter = fifteen minutes We don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
Question 39
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
A
do
B
make
C
go
D
play
Question 40
Her hair isn't completely straight - it's slightly ________
A
bent
B
wavy
C
waved
D
curl
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