Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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