Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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