Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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