Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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