Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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