TEST YOUR VOCABULARY 4
1- Most international airlines ask travellers ……… their
flight details 72 hours before departure.
A) to secure B) to forgive C) to support
D) to confirm E) to persuade
2- John has decided to close his grocery shop because he says that it is not very ………. to run a small shop, there being so many supermarkets in town.
A) valuable B) proficient C) commercial
D) geniune E) profitable
3- The boxer in the red shorts, who knocked his opponent unconscious after a strong punch, was ………. the winner.
A) improved B) declared C) declined
D) confessed E) rehearsed
4- Anne could not find her purse, although she ……….
remembered putting it in her handbag before she left the house.
A) distinctly B) distantly C) inevitably
D) adequately E) evidently
5- The government’s intended foreign policy was
………. by events beyond its control.
A) nominated B) overlooked C) admired
D) hindered E) outnumbered
6- The police are confident of solving the crime, as they were given a very good ………. of the thief.
A) investigation B) description C) qualification
D) observation E) explanation
7- In many jobs, such as a flight attendant, a smart
………. is very important.
A) expression B) appearance C) manner
D) existence E) objection
8- The others in the group thought that Roger had been
very ………. as he had eaten all the sweets himself instead of sharing them out.
A) extravagant B) doubtful C) selfish
D) conceited E) aggressive
9- Because of her ………. manner, the new student was
found irritating by many in the class.
A) arrogant B) assuring C) favourable
D) pointless E) considerate
10- The world of computer technology is changing so
……… that it has made much of the earlier software obsolete in a short time.
A) eagerly B) studiously C) hurriedly
D) leisurely E) rapidly
11- Sally looked quite ………. when she received rather
a low mark on the test because she thought she had done well.
A) mean B) miserable C) tactless
D) misguided E) dishonest
12- According to fossil records, there seems to be little doubt that the dog was the first animal ……… by humans.
A) invented B) distilled C) prepared
D) domesticated E) guided
13- With the money they won from the lottery, the Smiths plan to build a/an ………. onto the house.
A) addition B) development C) expansion
D) extension E) reduction
14- Julie’s only wish is to become the manager of the company in the future, and she is so ………. that I’m sure she will succeed.
A) aggressive B) generous C) ambitious
D) jealous E) optional
15- Rejecting any extreme or radical ideas of any kind,
Mr Jones has ……… political opinions.
A) daring B) insignificant C) flexible
D) innovative E) moderate
16- Before he started writing his book, he ……….
information from various sources.
A) relied B) swept C) confirmed
D) compiled E) persuaded
17- Following the invention of the electric light bulb, the
gas lamp became ………. redundant.
A) virtually B) approximately C) extensively
D) deliberately E) currently
18- The economic depression has caused a lot of
workers to be ………. from their jobs across Europe.
A) related B) dismissed C) employed
D) admitted E) resisted
19- Goldflnger, one of my favourite films, is a/an
………. of lan Fleming’s novel.
A) absorption B) accumulation
C) approval D) classification
20- He had learnt all of his lines by heart, but once
on stage, he ………. forgot them all.
A) slowly B) promptly C) joyfully
D) likely E) punctually
21- The dog remained ……… to its blind owner and led
him everywhere although he didn’t treat it particularly well.
A) sincere B) accurate C) faithful
D) truthful E) disloyal
22- Steven couldn’t replace the gearbox on his old car,
as it had become ………. and was no longer produced.
A) exceptional B) obsolete C) sharp
D) sticky E) destructive
23- Watermelons are ………. in semi-desert districts of
Africa as a source of water during droughts.
A) ploughed B) irrigated C) assisted
D) cultivated E) spread
24- Gary was … ……. when he failed in his attempts to
become chairman of the company.
A) altered B) frustrated C) raised
D) gained E) exhilarated
25- Banana companies, most of which are located in Central and South America, can be very large operations, ……… thousands of workers.
A) discovering B) announcing C) taming
D) revealing E) employing
26- lan decided to ………. a dictionary because he was
unable to complete the crossword puzzle without using one.
A) contribute B) assess C) purchase
D) achieve E) pursue
27- At the time of the French Revolution, the
aristocracy became very ……….. because they were uncertain of their fate.
A) anxious B) confident C) conceited
D) decisive E) inestimable
28- Due to budget cuts, schools will no longer ……….
students with free pens and paper.
A) possess B) grant C) loan
D) provide E) attain
29- ……… of wild mushrooms can be dangerous as some
varieties are poisonous.
A) Collection B) Assembling C) Identification
D) Rejection E) Consumption
30- She doesn’t………. when things start to go wrong,
but just gives up, and so she accomplishes nothing.
A) persevere B) determine C) demonstrate
D) delay E) allege
31- Most fruits are hard when they are still growing, but
soft when they are …….. .
A) tasty B) plump C) ripe
D) heavy E) dense
32- The Chairman spoke so ………. that there were only a
few members who didn’t agree with him in the end.
A) aggressively B) tactfully C) constantly
D) vigorously E) persuasively
33- It wasn’t surprising that the firm lost the contract, because the manager handled the case rather ………..
A) extensively B) inefficiently C) needlessly
D) unintentionally E) extravagantly
34- Mary knew with just one ………. at his face that her
brother wasn’t telling the truth.
A) claim B) hurry C) blow
D) insult E) glance
35- When a patient is given anesthetic, there is a very
35- ……… balance between administering enough anesthetic to keep the patient unconscious during the operation, and too much anesthetic, which might prove lethal.
A) permanent B) sparse C) delicate
D) eventual E) tender
36- After Canada’s highways, which are straight as far as the eye can see, Adrian found England’s ………. roads hard to cope with.
A) blinding B) outrageous C) bumpy
D) winding E) deserted
37- With new immigrants arriving each day, New York is
probably the most………. populated city in the USA.
A) constantly B) regularly C) roughly
D) densely E) approximately
38- After teaching a class in their early teens. Peter was looking forward to a class of more ………. adults.
A) motionless B) ripe C) awkward
D) accurate E) mature
39- Perhaps the greatest appeals in fishing for fun are
the ……… it offers to get outdoors, to enjoy the companionship of friends and to learn interesting facts about nature.
A) knowledge B) decorations C) opportunities
D) guidance E) achievements
40- There is a striking ………. between the two songs.
Actually, they sound almost the same!
A) balance B) confession C) appearance
D) resemblance E) admiration
41- The earthquake that struck Kobe, Japan, in
Januaryl995 almost ……… destroyed the city, killing more than 5.OOO people.
A) totally B) identically C) cruelly
D) roughly E) precisely
42- Western classical music, which has been taught in Japanese schools since the 187Os, is as popular as the ……… music of ancient Japan.
A) collapsible B) previous C) traditional
D) probable E) nourishing
43- As it was not directly his fault, Tom felt that his
………. was very unfair.
A) permission B) employment C) appointment
D) refusal E) dismissal
44- Despite fears that it would rain all day, the weather conditions turned out to be ……….. which contributed to our enjoyment of the picnic.
A) nasty B) peculiar C) considerable
D) favourable E) seeming
45- The whitefin dolphin, a bluish-gray animal with a
white underside, …….. the Yangtze River of China.
A) strolls B) inhabits C) crawls
D) floats E) drags
46- Manchester United had to ………. a lot of pressure
from their rivals in order to win the match.
A) overtake B) withstand C) collapse
D) promote E) accelerate
47- Brian would have chosen to stay in Prague, if only he had been paid a high enough wage to lead a/an ……… life.
A) fertile B) bulky C) evident
D) utter E) decent
48- We lost the contract because of the ……….. of our
secretary, who sent our proposal to the company too late.
A) skilfulness B) helpfulness C) brilliance
D) incompetence E) reliance
49- When Greg lost quite a lot of weight due to his illness, he had to have his trousers ………. so that he could wear them.
A) varied B) cleared C) replaced
D) altered E) related
50- The teacher got angry when he was ……… asked the
same question by several students.
A) considerately B) continually C) abruptly
D) permanently E) essentially
51- Lisa only brings out her best china plates on
special………… such as birthdays or dinner parties.
A) requirements B) occupations C) occasions
D) admissions E) occurrences
52- We wanted to play tennis this afternoon but it ……….
poured down with rain and the court was flooded.
A) completely B) absolutely C) barely
D) entirely E) precisely
53- Peter did not have sufficient………. to complete the
marathon, so he dropped out at the half way stage.
A) endurance B) resignation C) wisdom
D) suspicion E) maintenance
54- Normally my son is very naughty, but when we invited our new neighbours for dinner last night, he was ………. well behaved.
A) permanently B) habitually C) awkwardly
D) precisely E) exceptionally
55- Although we have quarrelled Several times in the
past, I ……… hope we can start a new and better friendship.
A) barely B) occasionally C) largely
D) considerably E) sincerely
56- I……….. chase that cat away from our garden, but it
returns again and again.
A) constantly B) customarily C) previously
D) nearly E) eventually
57- Children should not eat hamburgers all the time,
as they need a/an ……….. balanced diet.
A) adopted B) heightened C) varied
D) altered E) uniformed
58- The newspapers reported that the firemen had
acted ………. when they rescued the residents from the burning house, without even hesitating to put their own lives in danger.
A) formerly B) disastrously C) recklessly
D) bravely E) gradually
59- Because the front door was locked, we went into
the building through the side
A) cellar B) entrance C) access
D) fence E) attic
60- Do you ……….which day the last meeting was
A) remind B) estimate C) promise
D) adjust E) recollect
|TEST YOUR VOCABULARY 4
1. D 2. E 3. B 4.A 5.D 6.B 7.B 8.C 9.A 10.E
1 l.B 12.D 13.D 14.C 15.E 16.D 17.A 18.B 19.E 20.B
21.C 22.B 23.D 24.B 25.E 26.C 27.A 28.D 29.E 30.A
31.C 32.E 33.B 34.E 35.C 36.D 37.D 38.E 39.C 40.D
41.A 42.C 43.E 44.D 45.B 46.B 47.E 48.D 49.D 50.B
51.C 52.B 53.A 54.E 55.E 56.A 57.C 58.D 59.B 60.E