Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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