Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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