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