Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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