Vocabulary Level Test

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Vocabulary Level Test

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